Central Catholic's Elijah Swan, left, defends during the Eagles' 78-32 victory against Houma Christian in Morgan City Friday. Swan scored 12 points in the win. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
Morgan City High School's Sh'Diamond Holly attempts to convert a bucket during Friday's contest against Plaquemine. Holly scored 18 points, but the Lady Tigers fell 47-46. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
CCHS boys win in rout; MCHS girls fall by 1
Central Catholic routed Houma Christian 78-32 in nondistrict action in Morgan City Friday.
Central Catholic led 25-6 after a quarter, 50-11 at halftime and 65-18 after three quarters.
Brooks Thomas led four Eagles in double figures with 17 points. Other Central Catholic scorers were Elijah Swan, 12; Taylor Blanchard and D.J. Lewis, 11 each; Davidyione Bias, nine; Tyler Smith, seven; Kye Morgel, five; Demonrick Blackburn, four; and Bentley Alcina, two.
Central Catholic (4-3) won’t return to action until Thursday when it begins play in Patterson’s tournament.
Morgan City finishes third at HLB’s tourney
Morgan City finished third at H.L. Bourgeois’ Gene Simmons Memorial Tournament Saturday, defeating Ellender 59-49 in the third-place game.
While Morgan City trailed just 4-3 in a low-scoring first quarter, the Tigers took the lead in the second period, outscoring Ellender 24-12 for a 27-16 halftime lead. Morgan City extended its lead to 40-25 after three quarters.
Jared Singleton led four Tigers in double figures with 17 points. Other Morgan City scorers were Deondre Grogan, 13; Kerwin Francois, 11; Devonta Grogan, 10; Tyland Boatman, seven; and Nylan Francis and Zion Landry, two each.
Morgan City slipped to the third-place game after falling in the tournament semifinals to Westgate 49-44 in overtime Friday.
The Tigers hit six three-pointers in the loss.
Deondre Grogan led Morgan City with 11 points. Other Morgan City scorers were Singleton and Francois, nine each; Francis and Boatman, six each; and Devonta Grogan, three.
Morgan City (7-3) will re-turn to action Monday when it hosts Centerville.
E.D. White routs
Berwick fell to E.D. White 65-26 on the road Friday.
Blain Louviere led Berwick with nine points, two rebound, two assists and one steal. Other top Berwick contributors were Dayton Clark, six points, one rebound and one assist; Don’Quan Tillman, four points, two rebounds and one assist; Jamerson Williams, two points, two rebounds and one steal; Chris Jones, two points, one rebound and two steals; Keyon Singleton, one point, two rebounds and one steal; Keon Carbin, one point and two rebounds; Hilton Span, one point, one rebound and one assist; and George Boston, three rebounds.
Berwick (0-10) will return to action Thursday when it begins play in Patterson’s tournament.
Plaquemine High edged Morgan City 47-46 at Morgan City High School Friday.
While Morgan City led 12-4 after a quarter, Plaquemine outscored the home team 16-9 in the second period and trailed 21-20 at halftime. Plaquemine led 38-34 after three quarters, and while Morgan City outscored Plaquemine 12-9 in the fourth quarter, it wasn’t enough.
Sh’Diamond Holly led Morgan City with 18 points, while Deryon Johnson also reached double figures with 10. Other Morgan City scorers were Nikeisha Paddio, nine; Anaria Clark and Haylie Crappell, three each; India Richardson, two; and Mariah Pleasant, one.
Morgan City (3-6) will re-turn to action Wednesday when it travels to face West-gate.
The Berwick Lady Panthers defeated Westminster 43-22 on the road Friday.
Madison Carline led Berwick with 26 points. Other Berwick scorers were Madison Billiot, seven; Lauren Skinner and Ariana Jones, four each; and Tamara Whitehead, two.
Berwick (3-4) will return to action Tuesday when it hosts St. John.