MCHS’ boys win; Berwick’s girls fall in OT
CENTERVILLE, La. — Morgan City High School eased past neighboring Berwick, 56-19, in first-round action Thursday at Centerville’s Tournament of the Teche.
Morgan City (3-1) outscored Berwick (1-3) in every quarter, including a 15-3 advantage after a period of play.
Tyrin Watts was the lone Tiger to reach double figures as he scored 24 points along with six steals and four rebounds.
Other top Morgan City contributors included Jaylen Jones, eight points, one steal, one assist and two rebounds; Lloyd Singleton, six points, one steal, two rebounds; Malcolm Watkins, six points, one steal, three rebounds; Taylor Brocato, four points, two steals and a rebound; and Brady Fryou, four points, one steal, one assist, one block and two rebounds.
Tim Shelby led Berwick with seven points, while Nick Canty added five.
Morgan City will return to action today at 6:30 p.m. when it faces Houma Christian, who received a first-round bye.
If Morgan City wins tonight, it will advance to Saturday’s championship matchup where it will face the winner of the E.D. White-Centerville matchup, set for tonight at 8 o’clock.
If the Tigers lose, they will play in the third-place game Saturday against the loser of the Centerville-E.D. White matchup.
Berwick will play again Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the consolation finals when it faces the winner of an elimination game between Jeanerette and Franklin.
Berwick girls fall in OT
Berwick High dropped a close contest to Houma Christian in overtime, 46-42, Thursday in opening round action at Centerville’s Tournament of the Teche.
Berwick (1-3) was able to force overtime with two buckets late in regulation to tie the game at 39.
However, the Lady Panthers could muster just three points in overtime, while Houma Christian put up 7.
Hayley Girard led the Lady Panthers with 18 points, while Abigail Ohlin added 10 and Khadijah Johnson contributed nine.
While Berwick took a 16-15 advantage into halftime, Houma Christian outscored the locals 15-11 in the third quarter to take a 31-27 lead into the fourth.
But the Lady Panthers came back with a 12-8 scoring output in the fourth.
Berwick will face Centerville in an elimination game today at 3:30 p.m. in Centerville’s junior high gym.
The winner will advance to Saturday’s third-place game, set for 10:30 a.m., in the high school gym.
The third-place game will pit the winner of the Berwick-Centerville matchup against the loser of today’s matchup between Hanson, who received a first-round bye, and Lafayette Christian, who defeated Centerville in other first-round action Thursday.
Central Catholic wins
The Central Catholic Lady Eagles picked up their second win of the season Thursday with a 41-29 victory against Franklin at the Westgate Lady Tiger Classic.
No individual statistics were available as of press time.
The Lady Eagles (2-0) will continue tournament play Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
If the Lady Eagles win, they will advance to the championship game set for 7 p.m., while if they fall, they will play in the third-place matchup at 5:30 p.m.
Patterson to return to action
The Patterson Lumberjills (0-2) also will return to action today at the Westgate tournament when they face West St. Mary at 5 p.m. in an elimination contest.
If the Lumberjills win, they would continue playing Saturday at 11:30 a.m. matchup. If they were victorious in that contest, they would play a final contest at 4 p.m.