The Morgan City High School Tigers concluded District 8-4A play with a 49-45 victory at home over Assumption High School on Friday night.
While Morgan City outscored Assumption, 11-5, in the opening quarter, the Mustangs outscored the Tigers 25-15 during the second and third quarters to take a 30-26 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
However, the Tigers outscored the Mustangs, 23-15, in the fourth quarter to earn the victory.
Jalen Johnson led Morgan City with 18 points, while Tyrin Watts also reached double figures with 15 points. Other MCHS scorers included Eric Walker with seven points, Jaylen Jones with four, Ryan Veillion and Brannon Randle with two points apiece and Carl Singleton with a point.
In the girls’ matchup, the Assumption Lady Mustangs defeated the Morgan City Lady Tigers, 66-30.
Casey Chenevert led Morgan City with 25 points, while Kaylynn Washington added five points, eight rebounds, five steals and 10 assists.
Eagles, Lady Eagles
roll past Hanson
Playing their last games at the Matchbox, the Central Catholic Eagles and Lady Eagles made the most of their opportunities, beating the Hanson Tigers and Lady Tigers, respectively, in District 8-1A action.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Eagles dominated the Lady Tigers, 105-39.
CCHS placed four players in double figures, led by Randi Brown with 28 points, 10 steals, two assists and four rebounds; while Meo Knight added 20 points, five steals, six assists and 11 rebounds.
Other CCHS players in double figures included Makayla McDaniel with 20 points and Brie Hill with 16. McDaniel added 11 steals, six assists and four rebounds, while Hill contributed one block, five steals and two rebounds.
Other CCHS players making the stat sheet included Abbie Bergeron, seven points, one steal, three assists and a rebound; Courtney McGuire, four points, two assists and two rebounds; Caroline Byrne, four points, one steal, two assists, and three rebounds; Megan Landry, two points, three steals, five assists and five rebounds; Maria Templet, two points; and Anastasia Johnson, two points, one block and two rebounds.
In the boys’ game, the Eagles defeated the Tigers, 88-44.
Lloyd Grogan and Dontrell Brown led four Eagles in double figures with 18 points apiece.
Grogan added three blocks, two steals, five assists and 15 rebounds, while Brown also contributed one block, six steals, three assists and nine rebounds.
Other CCHS players in double figures included Tyler Hoffpauir with 14 points and Nick Case with 13. Hoffpauir added two steals, two assists and three rebounds, while Case contributed one assist and three rebounds.
Other CCHS players making the stat sheet were Jovon Johnson, nine points, one steal, three assists and four rebounds; Lamar Grogan, six points, one assist, one steal and 10 rebounds; Brent Green, four points, three steals, four assists and two rebounds; Tyler Louviere, three points, one steal and two rebounds; Josh Singleton, two points, two blocks, two steals, seven assists and three rebounds; and Kendall Robinson, one point, one block and two rebounds.
Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles will return to action tonight when they travel to Abbeville to face Vermilion Catholic for the District 8-1A titles.
The Eagles and Lady Eagles swept the Abbeville-based squads when they came to Morgan City earlier this season.
The girls’ varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m., and boys’ varsity action will follow.
Both games will be broadcast live on KBZE (105.9 FM) and KFRA (1390 AM), beginning at 5:30 p.m.
’Jacks defeat Franklin
The Patterson High School Lumberjacks overcame a sluggish second quarter to defeat the Franklin Hornets, 63-46, in District 9-3A action in Patterson on Friday.
After outscoring the Hornets 16-13 to begin the game, the ’Jacks were outscored in the second quarter, 19-15.
While the ’Jacks entered halftime trailing just 32-31, at one point in the second quarter the ’Jacks trailed by 10 points.
“We weathered the storm in that second quarter and finished it with a run of our own,” PHS coach Ryan Taylor said. “That run was the key to the game for us. They were up 10 at that point then we cut it down to 1 at the half.”
Patterson outscored the Hornets a combined 32-14 in the second half en route to the victory.
“I was very pleased with the consistency we played with the entire game,” Taylor said. “Franklin played really well as I expected them to do.”
Reaching double figures for the ’Jacks were Deondre Skinner with 17 points, Dylan Sanders with 13, and Tremaine Lightfoot with 10.
Other PHS scorers included Trevon Stewart, nine; Gino Hall, six; Denzel Johnson, three; Larry Turner and Tarrike Phillips, two points apiece; and Sherman Edwards, one.
Panthers fall to Abbeville
In Berwick, the Panthers fell to the Abbeville Wildcats in District 9-3A play, 69-41.
Senior Joe Francois led the Panthers with 19 points.
Other BHS scorers were Palmer Cox, seven; Nick Canty, six; Devin Tabor, four; Nick Osburn, three; and Chaz Russo, two.
The Panthers and Lady Panthers, who fell to Abbeville, 62-24, will return to action tonight when they host Franklin. Action will begin with girls junior varsity action at 5 p.m. followed by varsity girls’ and varsity boys’ action.