Ohlin leads Berwick to win

Staff Report

BERWICK — Abigail Ohlin’s 30-point game led Berwick past Franklin, 38-37, in District 9-3A action Friday.

While both teams were tied at 25 entering the fourth quarter, Berwick used a 13-12 fourth-quarter advantage to pull out the victory.

“This was an excellent win for the entire girls’ basketball team,” Berwick coach Andy Walker said. “It took all the starters and our entire bench to win this game against a very well coached Franklin team. Abigail Ohlin had an exceptional game. She scored 30 points on offense and also had an excellent defensive effort. I am very proud of these ladies for playing hard all the way to the end.”

The win was Berwick’s third in four games and its second district win in three games.

Berwick had begun the game with a 9-6 advantage after one but had fallen behind 21-16 at the half.

The Lady Panthers used a 9-4 third-quarter run to tie the game after three quarters.

Other top contributors for Berwick included Celeste Bowers and Khadijah Johnson with three points apiece.

Berwick (6-11 overall, 2-4 in District 9-3A) will return to action Tuesday when it travels to Erath. Junior varsity play is set for 5:30 p.m. with varsity to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Central Catholic blows

out Gueydan

Central Catholic raced out to a 20-0 first-quarter lead in route to a 70-31 victory against Gueydan in District 8-1A action Thursday.

Gueydan, which is receiving votes in the latest Louisiana Sports Writers Association prep poll, cut No. 3 Central Catholic’s advantage to 35-19 at the half after outscoring the Lady Eagles 19-15 in the quarter.

However, Central Catholic held the upper hand the next two quarters with scoring advantages of 16-4 and 19-8 for the victory.

Meo Knight led Central Catholic with a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. She also added five steals, four assists and three blocks.

Randi Brown and Makayla McDaniel also reached double-figures in the victory with 19 points and 10 points, respectively. Brown added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals, while McDaniel also added four assists, a rebound and a steal.

Other top Central Catholic contributors included Caroline Byrne, six points, two steals, one assist and a rebound; Mary-Beth Blanchard, five points, one rebound and one assist; Courtney McGuire, four points, two steals and one assist; and Megan Landry, three points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists.

Central Catholic (14-6 overall, 2-0 in district) will continue district play Tuesday when it travels to western St. Mary Parish to battle rival Hanson Memorial.

Erath routs Patterson

Patterson got off to a great start in Friday’s District 9-3A contest with Erath as it led 12-10 after a quarter of play.

However, the Lumberjills mustered just six points during the remainder of the game in a 42-18 loss.

Erath held Patterson to three points in the second quarter, scoreless in the third and to three more points in the fourth.

Erath, meanwhile, scored 16 points in the second quarter, six in the third quarter and 10 in the fourth.

Tiera Butler led Patterson with seven points, seven rebounds and two steals, while Alex Benjamin added five points and four steals.

Other top contributors for Patterson included Nakia Brooks, three points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks; and Tala Johnson, two points, nine rebounds and a block.

In junior varsity action, Erath defeated Patterson 17-10.

The game was competitive throughout as Patterson trailed just 2-0 after a period of play and 9-6 at the half.

While Patterson cut the lead to 11-10 after three quarters, Erath outscored Patterson 6-0 in the fourth for the final.

Jazmin Evans led Patterson with four points, while Erika Barthelemy, Alex Benjamin and Jamiri Brown added two points each.

Patterson (3-12 overall, 2-4 in district play) will return to action Tuesday when it hosts North Vermilion. Varsity girls’ action is set for a 6 p.m. start.

Vandebilt eases past

Lady Tigers

Vandebilt Catholic eased past Morgan City, 58-13, in District 8-4A action Friday in Houma.

In the win, the Lady Terriers held the Lady Tigers scoreless in the third and fourth quarters.

While Vandebilt held just a 17-8 lead after a period of play, the Lady Terriers outscored the Lady Tigers 17-0 in the second quarter and 14-0 in the third for a 48-8 lead after three quarters.

The Lady Tigers put up five points to the Lady Terriers’ 10 in the fourth quarter.

Morgan City (7-14 overall, 1-2 in district) will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Assumption in District 8-4A play.

Information from Bayoupreps.com was used in this article.

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