The New Iberia Yellow Jackets managed to do something Tuesday that only Central Catholic had managed to do all season: beat the Patterson Lumberjacks.
The ‘Jacks dropped just their third game of the season on the road in non-district action, falling 46-43 to Class 5A New Iberia.
The ‘Jacks got off to a quick start, outscoring the Yellow Jackets 15-7 in the first quarter.
However, the home standing squad clawed its way back into the game, outscoring the ‘Jacks 26-15 during the next two quarters to head into the fourth with a 33-30 lead.
Both teams scored 13 points in the final quarter.
Tremaine Lightfoot was the lone Patterson player in double figures with 12 points. Other PHS scorers included Dylan Sanders, seven points; Gino Hall, six; Deondre Skinner, five; Tarrike Phillips, four; and Trevon Stewart, Jedrick Gunner and Denzel Johnson each with three.
“This was not our best effort of the season,” Patterson coach Ryan Taylor said. “We were not good in the fundamentals of the game last night. We didn’t block out. We didn’t screen. We didn’t handle the ball. But with all that, we still had a shot with 20 seconds left to tie and a desperation shot to tie as the clock ran out.
“We very easily and probably should have been blown out,” he added. “So I have to give my kids some credit for finding a way to stay close even when things were not going good for us. But New Iberia had a lot to do with that. They deserve a lot of credit. They played hard and made more plays than we did.”
The ‘Jacks will return to district play on Friday when they host Franklin.
The ‘Jills, who had the night off, will be in action Friday at home against Franklin as well.
Morgan City boys and
girls fall to Vandy
The Morgan City Tigers and Lady Tigers both fell on the road to Vandebilt Catholic in Houma.
The Tigers fell to the Terriers, 42-32, while the Lady Tigers dropped a District 8-4A contest to Vandebilt, 75-37.
In the boys’ matchup, Morgan City led 16-12 at the half before Vandy outscored the Tigers, 30-16, in the second half to secure the win.
Jalen Johnson led Morgan City with 15 points, while Tyrin Watts added five and Jaylen Jones, Derrick Walker and Eric Walker added four points apiece.
Individual statistics for the girls’ game were not available at press time.
Both squads will return to District 8-4A action on Friday when they host Assumption at home.
Kaplan downs Lady
Just like Morgan City, both Berwick squads could not secure a road victory in District 9-3A play, falling to Kaplan.
The Lady Panthers fell 39-31, while the Panthers fell 74-35.
In the girls’ matchup, Amber Girard led the squad with 15 points. Other Berwick scorers included Abigail Ohlin, seven points; Khadijah Johnson, six; and Haley Wilkinson, two.
In the boys’ matchup, the Panthers were outscored in every quarter except the fourth, when they held a 13-7 advantage.
Berwick scorers were Nick Osburn, eight points; Devin Tabor, seven; Brandon Naverro, six; Tre Matthews, five; Joe Francois, four; Nick Canty, three; and Chaz Russo, two;
Both Berwick squads will continue District 9-3A play when they host Abbeville on Friday.