PATTERSON — The Patterson High Lumberjills picked up their second win of the season and their first District 9-3A win with a 43-27 victory against Berwick Thursday.
After a low-scoring first quarter that ended with both teams tied at 3, Patterson took the lead in the second quarter with a 13-4 scoring advantage for a 16-7 lead at the half.
The Lumberjills (2-8 overall, 1-1 in District 9-3A play) outscored Berwick, 14-11, in the third quarter and 13-9 in the fourth quarter for the final.
Tiera Butler led Patterson with 17 points, three rebounds, four steals and a block, while Tala Johnson added eight points and four rebounds.
Other top Patterson contributors included Gaylen Grogan, seven points, a rebound, a steal and a block; Alex Benjamin, six points, three steals and two blocks; Jamile Tate, two points and four rebounds; and Nakia Brooks, one point, four rebounds and three blocks.
In junior varsity action, Patterson defeated Berwick 52-13.
Tamia Washington had 10 points and Jamiri Brown had nine.
Other top scorers included Tate, Grogan, Destiny White and Loreal Johnson with six points apiece, and Benjamin and Shianna Phillips with four each.
Patterson will return to action today when it travels to Kaplan for district action. The boys’ junior varsity squad will take to the court at 5 p.m., followed by the girls’ varsity contest and the boys’ varsity.
Berwick (3-9, 0-2) will return to action today on the road against North Vermilion with varsity set for a 6:30 p.m. start.
’Jacks roll past Berwick
Patterson outscored Berwick in every quarter for a dominating 81-26 District 9-3A victory Thursday in Patterson.
After Patterson took a 17-9 lead after a period of play, it outscored Berwick 25-1 in the second quarter for a 42-10 halftime advantage.
While both teams put up 12 points in the third quarter, Patterson outscored Berwick 27-4 in the fourth for the final.
“It was a good win coming off the break,” Patterson coach Ryan Taylor said. “We did a good job of executing offensively. We need to continue to get better.”
Daylon Charlot and Denzel Johnson both reached double figures for Patterson with 19 and 11 points, respectively.
Other top scorers included Dontrell Benjamin and DJ Jones with nine apiece; Kenneth Washington and Malik Garrett, eight each; and Larry Turner and Nehemiah Augustus, six each
Palmer Cox led Berwick with seven points, while other top scorers included Chaz Russo and Nicholas Osburn with five each, and Brandon Naverro with four.
Berwick will continue District 9-3A play tonight when it travels to North Vermilion. Junior varsity boys’ action will begin at 5:30 p.m. and following the girls’ varsity contest, boys’ varsity action will begin.
Patterson will play two games this weekend. Today, they will travel to Kaplan for another District 9-3A matchup, while Saturday, they will make the short trip to Morgan City for a non-district tilt.
Junior varsity boys will kickoff tonight’s action with a 5 p.m. contest, and following the girls’ varsity contest, the boys’ varsity squads will take to the court.
Saturday’s contest will begin with junior varsity action at 5 p.m. and varsity play to follow.
“Both games will be a challenge, and that is what we need,” Taylor said of Kaplan and Morgan City. “We must continue to grow as a team and get better each day.”
Morgan City defeats
West St. Mary
Morgan City’s Tyrin Watts matched a career high with 32 points, as the Tigers knocked off West St. Mary on the road, 62-49, Thursday.
In addition to his solid point total, Watts also pulled down 16 rebounds.
Morgan City jumped out to a 14-6 lead after one quarter and outscored West St. Mary in the first three quarters, taking a 32-19 lead at the half and a 47-30 lead after three quarters.
While West St. Mary outscored Morgan City in the fourth, 19-15, Morgan City still pulled out the victory.
Other Morgan City top contributors included Malcolm Watkins with eight points and seven rebounds; Buddy Humphrey, seven points; Marquis Green and Eric Walker, four points each; and Brady Fryou, three points.
Morgan City (9-7) will return to action Saturday when it hosts Patterson.