PATTERSON — The Patterson Lumberjacks began play in its Lumberjack Invitational in style Thursday with an 83-36 rout of Loreauville.
The ’Jacks held the Tigers to single digit scoring totals in every quarter except the third, when Loreauville put up 16 points.
Meanwhile, Patterson reached double figures in every quarter, including 26 in the third.
“I thought that the intensity level was there at the start of the game,” Patterson coach Ryan Taylor said. “We let it slip in the third for a few possessions but finished strong … The letdown in the third was something we can’t let happen, regardless of the score.”
Still, Taylor said he thought his squad played better than its other lone outing, also a rout last Thursday in its season opener against Jeanerette.
Nehemiah Augustus, Dontrell Benjamin and Denzel Johnson all reached double figures for Patterson with 14, 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Other top Patterson contributors included Deondre Skinner and DJ Jones, nine apiece; Mykel Jones, seven; Taylan Grogan and Daylon Charlot, six each; and Larry Turner, four.
Patterson will return to action today when it faces St. Martinville, a 58-11 winner against Berwick in other first-round action, today at 7:45 p.m.
Loreauville will meet Berwick in an elimination game set for 4 p.m.
CCHS defeats J.S. Clark
Central Catholic outscored J.S. Clark in every quarter, putting up double figures in each, en route to a 54-26 victory in other first-round action at the Lumberjack Invitational Thursday.
Josh Singleton led the Eagles with 14 points, including four three-pointers, while Dontrell Brown also reached double figures with 10 points.
Other top Central Catholic scorers included Tyler Hoffpauir and Nick Case with eight points apiece and Brent Green and Lamar Grogan each with four.
Central Catholic will face New Iberia, a 51-25 winner against Houma Christian in other first-round action Thursday, today at 6:30 p.m.
J.S. Clark and Houma Christian will play immediately beforehand at 5:15 p.m.
St. Martinville eases
St. Martinville outscored Berwick in every quarter in a 58-11 defeat in opening round action at the Lumberjack Invitational.
While St. Martinville put up double figures in every quarter, Berwick was held scoreless in the first quarter and limited to a point in the fourth.
Devin Tabor had four points for Berwick, while Chaz Russo added three.
Morgan City wins at
Morgan City outscored South Terrebonne, 31-22, in the second half to claim a 50-41 victory at the Ellender Tournament Thursday.
Both squads had entered the half tied at 19 before Morgan City outscored its opposition, 15-12, in the third for a 34-31 lead after three quarters.
The Tigers followed it up with a 16-10 fourth-quarter advantage.
Tyrin Watts led Morgan City with 25 points, while Brady Fryou also reached double figures with 12 points.
Other top Morgan City scorers included Malcolm Watkins, six, and Jaylen Jones, four.
Morgan City will return to action in the tournament today at 6:30 p.m. against Vandebilt Catholic.