Down by two and a chance to tie the game with less than a minute remaining in a low-scoring affair, Watts only could make one of two free throws to cut the Morgan City deficit to E.D. White to one, 25-24.
However, Watts sank both free throws with 11.63 seconds remaining to give the Tigers a 26-25 advantage, one that the Tigers made stick for the win in the third-place game of Centerville’s Tournament of the Teche.
Watts led Morgan City with 12 points, while Taylor Brocato added nine points and Brady Fryou chipped in five for the win.
Morgan City outscored E.D. White, 10-5, in the first quarter but E.D. White shutout Morgan City in the second quarter, while the Cardinals scored seven points to take a slim 12-10 lead into the half.
Morgan City regained the lead after three quarters, 18-16.
The Tigers advanced to the third-place game after falling Friday to Houma Christian, 49-38.
While Morgan City opened the game with a 9-6 lead after one quarter, Houma Christian outscored the Tigers in the remaining three quarters.
Fryou led Morgan City with 11 points, while Watts added nine.
Other top Tigers’ contributors included Marquis Green, eight; Malcolm Watkins, seven; and Brocato, three.
The Tigers return to action Tuesday when they travel to Franklin High. Freshmen action will begin at 5 p.m. followed by junior varsity and varsity play.
CCHS finishes third
Central Catholic recorded a 2-1 mark at the Westgate Lady Tiger Classic for a third-place finish.
For her performances in the contests, Central Catholic’s Meo Knight was named to the all-tournament team.
After defeating Franklin 41-29 on Thursday, the Lady Eagles fell to New Iberia, 56-45, in the semifinals Saturday.
The squad rebounded with a 39-32 victory against Westgate in the third-place game.
Against Westgate, Knight led Central Catholic (3-1) with a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds. She added two blocks, three steals and four assists in the victory.
Brown also had nine points, one block, two steals, five assists and 10 rebounds, while other top contributors included Caroline Byrne and Abbie Bergeron had three points each, with Byrne adding four rebounds.
Against New Iberia, a big second quarter helped the Iberia Parish squad pull out the victory.
Trailing 12-10 after a period of play, New Iberia outscored Central Catholic 20-7 in the second quarter for a 30-19 advantage.
New Iberia extended its lead to 43-28 after three quarters, while Central Catholic outscored New Iberia 17-13 in the fourth for the final.
Despite the loss, Knight had a huge game for the Lady Eagles as she scored 32 points and pulled down an impressive 27 rebounds. She also had two steals and three assists.
Brown also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as well as four blocks, two steals and three assists, while Byrne recorded seven rebounds, five assists and a block.
Against Franklin, Knight had a double-double with 18 points and 16 steals along with one block, four assists and five rebounds, while Brown added 12 points, two assists and two rebounds.
Other top Central Catholic contributors included Megan Landry with two points, two steals, two assists and eight rebounds; Bergeron, five points, one steal, one assist and a rebound; Byrne, four points, one assist and six steals; and Carli Boagni had five rebounds.
The Lady Eagles will return to action Tuesday when they travel to Franklin for a 5:30 p.m. matchup.
Morgan City finishes 2-1
Morgan City finished 2-1 in the Belle Chasse tournament with wins against the Academy of Sacred Heart of New Orleans Thursday and Lusher on Friday. Morgan City also fell to Belle Chasse Friday.
In Thursday’s win, the Academy of Sacred Heart of New Orleans outscored Morgan City in every quarter, but the third.
However, Morgan City made the third period a meaningful one as it stormed back from an eight-point deficit with a 26-1 scoring output in route to a 67-56 victory.
Dawanna Lebeu, Kaylyn Washington and Meya Morse all reached double figures in the win.
Lebeu was tops with 19 points, three rebounds, three steals and an assist, while Washington had 12 points, two rebounds and a steal. Nakerial Bourgeois had 12 points and a rebound and Morse had 10 points, a rebound and a steal.
Other top Lady Tigers’ contributors included Tammy Nguyen, eight points; Steveyion Walker, six points and four rebounds; and Nyjai Payne, eight rebounds.
On Friday, Morgan City picked up a 40-26 victory against Lusher, while the Lady Tigers also fell to Belle Chasse, 51-37.
No individual stats were available from either game.
Morgan City will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Patterson at 5:30 p.m.
Lady Panthers finish
the weekend 1-1
Berwick High’s Lady Panthers split their games at the Centerville Tournament of the Teche this weekend as the squad routed Centerville, 54-34, before falling late to Lafayette Christian in the third-place game, 50-47.
Against Centerville, Berwick (2-4) used a 23-4 second-quarter scoring advantage to take control of the game.
Abigail Ohlin, Hayley Girard and Ajia Robinson all reached double figures for the Lady Panthers with 13, 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Khadijah Johnson added nine points and McKenzie Baumgartner added five to lead Berwick.
On Saturday, Lafayette Christian capped a 17-7 fourth quarter scoring advantage with a three pointer with less than a minute remaining to break a tied ball game and defeat the Berwick Lady Panthers.
The Lady Panthers began the contest with a 7-6 lead after the first quarter and a 24-23 lead at the half.
After three quarters, the Lady Panthers still led 40-33.
Ohlin and Johnson reached double figures for Berwick with 16 and 12 points, respectively, while other top contributors included Girard, nine, Robinson, six and Madison Dupree, three.
Berwick will return to action Tuesday when it travels to Highland Baptist for a 6:30 p.m. matchup.
Berwick falls to Franklin
A big first-quarter deficit was just too much for Berwick to overcome in a 61-37 loss to Franklin Saturday in the consolation game of the Tournament of the Teche.
That didn’t mean the Panthers didn’t make things interesting, though.
After falling behind 31-6 at the half, Berwick (1-4) roared back in the third quarter, outscoring Franklin 24-10 to cut the deficit to 11 at 41-30.
However, Franklin responded with a 20-7 fourth quarter advantage for the victory.
Palmer Cox led Berwick with 14 points — all in the third quarter — while Brandon Naverro had seven, Nick Osburn, six, and Chaz Russo, four to lead the Panthers.
Berwick will return to action Tuesday when it travels to face Highland Baptist. Junior varsity action begins at 5:30 p.m. and following the girls’ varsity contest at 6:30 p.m., the boys’ varsity will play at 7:30 p.m.
Patterson falls to WSM
The Patterson Lumberjills were eliminated from the Westgate Lady Tiger Classic with a 51-30 loss to West St. Mary Friday.
Jazmin Evans had seven points, four assists and a rebound for Patterson (0-3), while, Tiera Butler added six points, five rebounds, an assist and three steals.
Other top Lumberjills’ contributors included Nakia Brooks, four points, seven rebounds, an assist and a block; Gaylen Grogan, four points and three rebounds; Tala Johnson, three points and three rebounds, and Jamiri Brown, two points, five assists and a steal.
Patterson will return to action Tuesday when it travels to Morgan City for a 5:30 p.m. matchup.