The Central Catholic Lady Eagles blew out the Morgan City Lady Tigers, 62-36, in girls’ basketball action Tuesday evening at Morgan City High School.
Central Catholic placed three players in double figures, including Meo Knight, who recorded a triple double with 14 points, 11 steals and 14 rebounds. She also added four assists and three blocked shots.
Also in double figures was Randi Brown with 20 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and two block shots, while Megan Landry added 14 points, one block shot, one steal and nine rebounds.
Other CCHS contributors included Makayla McDaniel, with two points, four steals, 11 assists and five rebounds; Caroline Byrne with four points, three steals, and three rebounds; Carlie Boagni with four points, two rebounds and an assist; Brie Hill with two points, one block, five steals, two assists and two rebounds; and Gee Garrett with two points, one block, one steal and one rebound.
For Morgan City, May Grogan led the way with 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while Casey Chenevert and Tae’lor Hawkins added 10 and seven points, respectively.
Despite the lopsided loss, MCHS coach Duriel Singleton said his squad played a good first half of basketball. While it couldn’t get going on offense, he said that they played well against Central Catholic, which he said he considers one of the best teams in the state.
In other girls’ basketball action, Breaux Bridge throttled Patterson, 56-19. Individual stats were not available as of press time today.
In boys’ basketball action, the Patterson Lumberjacks continued their success in the Runnels Tournament with a 51-46 victory over Loranger.
After Patterson jumped out to a 13-6 advantage after one quarter, Loranger returned the favor in the second period with a 16-9 scoring advantage, cutting the Lumberjacks’ lead to 23-22 at the half.
Patterson outscored Loranger, 11-8, in the third period and 18-16 in the fourth for the final.
“I thought we played well last night, much better than the night before,” Patterson coach Ryan Taylor said. “We were able to control the tempo and did the things we wanted. They were able to knock down a few threes in the last minute to close the gap. We need to just not let up on the defensive end thinking the game is over. If there is time on the clock, anything can happen.”
Tremaine Lightfoot and Tarrike Phillips both reached double figures for the Lumberjacks with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Gino Hall added eight, Deondre Skinner chipped in six, Dylan Sanders added five, Malike Garrett had two, and Denzel Johnson added a point.
“I was really pleased with the play of the bench. We had guys come in and give us really good minutes, which was nice to see.”
Patterson will return to action today at 6:15 p.m. against East Baton Rouge Laboratory Academy.
While the tournament is played in a round robin format, both Patterson and East Baton Rouge Laboratory are undefeated in tournament play and essentially will play for first place tonight.
In Lake Charles, the Morgan City Tigers began play in the Barbe High School tournament with a 49-35 victory against Jennings.
Jalen Johnson led a trio of double-digit scorers for the Tigers with 16 points. Tyrin Watts added 15, and Jayle Jones scored 12 for the locals. Brannon Randle added six points for the Tigers, who will return to action today against Catholic of Baton Rouge at 3:30 p.m.
With a victory, the Tigers will face the winner of Barbe and Cecilia on Thursday in the semifinals.