Yani Johnson, 23, had a standout game for the Central Catholic Lady Eagles Friday night at home. CCHS defeated the Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers 59-51 in the back-and-forth contest. Johnson had 24 points to lead Central.
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Hanson Memorial's Carlie Pellerin, 3, scored 20 in the Lady Tigers 59-51 loss Friday to the Central Catholic Lady Eagles.

Area teams busy during holiday break

Area basketball teams were busy during the holiday break.
Central Catholic High School boys finished the E.D. White Tournament in Thibodaux with a perfect 3-0. Patterson High School boys went 0-2 in the St. Martinville Tournament and Berwick High School boys fell 0-3 in the North Vermilion Tournament. For the girls, Central Catholic got a home-court win against Hanson Memorial, 59-51.
Lady Eagles 59,
Lady Tigers 51
The Central Catholic Lady Eagles, 8-7, played host to the 7-1A Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers on Friday in Morgan City. The Lady Eagles ultimately outscored the Lady Tigers 59-51 in the back-and-forth contest.
First quarter action saw the Lady Tigers taking a 15-10 lead, but the Lady Eagles battled back with a 22-14 second quarter to take the lead 32-29 going into the half.
In the third, the Lady Tigers went on a 13-8 run taking the lead once again. The final quarter saw Central Catholic get hot on the boards with a 19-9 run to win 59-51.
Having an outstanding night was Yani Johnson who put up 24 points including two free throws. Aaliyah Poole contributed 15 with two 3-pointers and a free throw. Also with two 3-pointers and a free throw was Jalaysia Bertrand with 11.
Helping on the boards were Laurielle Bias with four points, Caitlyn Picou with four and Sydney Williams with two.
Having a good night for Hanson was Carlie Pellerin with 20 points and A’Myrie Foulcard with 18. Other scorers for the Lady Tigers were Camille Baker with six, Rosemarie Colley with five and Celia Bishop with two.
Next on the schedule for the Lady Eagles is a Jan. 4 contest on the road against Gueydan, 10-10.
Eagles 58, Gators 48
The 7-1A CCHS Eagles outscored the 7-4A South Terrebonne Gators 58-48 in tournament play Friday. Game play through the first quarter was close with the Gators leading 12-11. The Eagles took the lead by the end of the half, 23-20, and never relinquished it.
The birds were hot on the boards scoring 23 points in the third to the Gators 10 resulting in a third quarter score of 46-30. But South Terrebonne didn’t give up and shot 18 in the fourth quarter, but Central Catholic’s 12-point fourth gave the Eagles the 58-48 win.
Scoring 18 points for the Eagles was Brooks Thomas with three 3-pointers and five free throws. Elijah Swan was close behind with 17 points with a 3-pointer and six free throws. Also scoring were Taylor Blanchard with nine points including two 3-pointers and a free throw, Davidyione Bias had eight points including four free throws and D.J. Lewis contributed six points.
Eagles 52, Tigers 47
The Eagles had a close game Saturday night in tournament play against the 7-5A Terrebonne Tigers but outscored the Tigers 52-47 to bring their season record to 10-5.
Again, the opposing team outscored the Eagles in the first quarter of play, 17-8. But the birds came back flying with a 14-4 run to take the lead, 22-21 at the half.
Both teams kept pace with each other in the third quarter but the Eagles made two more points than the Tigers to keep the advantage, 38-35. Another two point difference in the final period of play went in the Eagles favor for a final of 52-47.
Swan was the top scorer for the Eagles with 18 points including three 3-pointers and a free throw. Brooks contributed 11 points with a 3-pointer and four free throws. Showing it was a team effort were Lewis with eight points, Blanchard with six points, Tyler Smith with four, Bias with three and Demondrick Blackburn with two.
Central Catholic will host the 2019 Eagle Tournament, an event featuring eight high school boys basketball teams, beginning Thursday and continuing through Saturday.
See the related article for details.
PHS 52, Peabody 64
The 8-3A Lumberjacks dropped its final tournament contest to the Warhorses Friday, 64-52.
Peabody took the lead in the first quarter and never gave it up scoring 14-10. The Warhorses were hot on the boards in the second with a dominate 27-12 run for a 41-22 lead going into the half.
The ’Jacks came back strong outscoring Peabody 16-13 in the third and 14-10 in the fourth, but fell short 64-52.
Putting points for Patterson were Kai Schexnayder with 15, Elijah Williams had 14 and Tyrone Tillman contributed 10. Also on the board were Dajon Richard with nine, Louis Jones with three and James Butler with one.
The 6-5 Lumberjacks will enter district play Wednesday when they play host to crosstown rival the 0-15 Berwick High School Panthers. This will also be the Panthers first district game. Also Wednesday, the 7-6 Lumberjills who are 1-0 in district play and will host the 3-10 BHS Lady Panthers who are 0-2 in district play.
Check with PHS for game times for junior varsity and varsity games.
BHS 45, Gueydan 53
On Friday, the Panthers lost to 7-1A Gueydan 53-45 in tournament play. Then on Saturday, 2-5A Alexandria defeated Berwick 65-34.
Statistics for the game were unavailable at press time.
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Morgan City High’s 7-4A Tigers who are 10-5 will play at 7 p.m. Thursday at home. They will take on the 6-1A White Castle Bulldogs who are 11-3.
The Morgan City Lady Tigers who are 8-6 will be at home Jan. 4 taking on 7-5A Destrehan who are 13-7. The contest is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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