Central Catholic High School's Brooks Thomas shoots a free throw during Thursday's 54-44 loss to Houma Christian at Centerville's Tournament of the Teche. Central Catholic will conclude play in the tournament Friday with a 7:30 p.m. contest against E.D. White. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic falls to Houma Christian 54-44

Central Catholic dropped its season opener to Houma Christian Thursday, 54-44, at Centerville’s Tournament of the Teche.
The Warriors outscored Central Catholic in every quarter except the second, taking a 12-10 lead after a period. While Central Catholic countered in the second period with a 12-8 scoring advantage for a 22-20 halftime lead, Houma Christian came back in the third period for a 36-32 lead after three quarters.
Brooks Thomas led Central Catholic with 14 points. Other Central Catholic scorers were Taylor Blanchard, DJ Lewis, Davidyione Bias and Elijah Swann with seven points apiece; and Seth Williams with two.
Central Catholic (0-1) will conclude tournament play Friday with a 7:30 p.m. contest against E.D. White.
Patterson falls
to Brusly
The Patterson Lumberjacks fell to Brusly 54-40 in opening-day action at Brusly’s Tournament Thursday.
While Patterson trailed just 10-9 after a quarter of play, the Panthers took a 25-18 lead into halftime and extended their advantage to 40-31 after three quarters.
For the game, Brusly hit seven three-pointers, while Patterson connected on four.
Kai Schexnayder led Patterson with 12 points, while Dajon Richard also reached double figured with 10. Other Patterson scorers were Elijah Williams, five; Drew Lucas, three; and Irvin Celestine, Telvae Phillips, RJ Talver, Ravonte Hayes and Tyrone Tillman, two points each.
Patterson (1-1) will return to action Friday in the tournament against Mentorship Academy at 4 p.m., while Saturday, the Lumberjacks will face Family Christian Academy at 3:30 p.m. in Brusly.
CCHS defeats
Helen Cox
The Central Catholic Lady Eagles defeated Helen Cox 36-35 Thursday at Vandebilt Catholic’s Jack Becker Classic.
Yani Johnson led Central Catholic with 17 points, while Aaliyah Poole added 11.
Central Catholic (3-1) will return to action in the tournament Friday when it faces Thibodaux in a 7:15 p.m. contest.
MCHS falls
to H.L. Bourgeois
The Morgan City Lady Tigers fell to H.L. Bourgeois 60-44 Thursday in first-day action at Central Lafourche’s tournament.
While Morgan City led 16-13 after a quarter, H.L. Bourgeois outscored the Lady Tigers in the three remaining periods, taking a 23-22 lead at the half and then a 44-32 lead after three quarters.
Sh’Diamond Holly led Morgan City with 13 points. Other Lady Tiger scorers were Alisha Singleton and Nikeshia Paddio, eight each; Rondaisha Grogan, six; Hailey Lewis, three; and India Richardson, two.
Morgan City (3-4) will return to action at the tournament Saturday when it faces Hahnville at 9 a.m. and St. Charles Catholic at noon.
Berwick falls
to White Castle
The Berwick Lady Panthers fell to White Castle 51-32 at White Castle’s tournament Thursday.
Madison Carline led Berwick with 18 points, while Maci Broussard added eight.
The Lady Panthers (0-3) will return to action Saturday at the tournament when it faces St. James at 4 p.m.

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