MORGAN CITY — The Morgan City Tigers fell to Vandebilt Catholic, 87-72, in District 8-4A action Tuesday.
No individual statistics were available as of this morning.
While the Tigers have suffered close losses in their last two outings, Tuesday’s game, which was Senior Night, was not as close as Morgan City’s recent district contests or Vandebilt’s 55-50 victory against the Tigers in Houma last month.
Morgan City (13-12 overall, 2-7 district), who entered the game as the No. 28 ranked squad in Class 4A according to the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association, needed a win to get some breathing room.
Now, the Tigers likely face a must-win game at Assumption Friday to make the field of 32 teams in Class 4A.
Morgan City routed Assumption earlier this season in Morgan City, 55-28.
Central Catholic remained perfect in District 8-1A play with an 83-21 victory on the road Tuesday.
The Eagles held Gueydan to single digits in all four quarters, including four points in the second quarter and three in the fourth period.
On the other hand, Central Catholic reached double figures in each quarter including a 29-point output in the first quarter.
With the win, the Eagles clinched a share of the District 8-1A crown.
The Eagles can win the outright title Friday with a victory against Hanson Memorial at home.
Central Catholic (17-4 overall, 6-0 in district) was led by Dontrell Brown, who scored 16 points. Jalen Johnson and Luke Landry also reached double figures with 11 and 10, respectively.
The New Iberia Yellow Jackets stung the Patterson Lumberjacks Tuesday with a 44-32 non-district victory in New Iberia.
While Patterson held a 12-9 lead after a period of play, New Iberia outscored the ’Jacks 12-5 in the second quarter for a 21-17 halftime advantage and continued its scoring onslaught in the third quarter with a 17-8 run for a 38-25 lead after three quarters.
The loss snaps a six-game winning streak for Patterson.
Daylon Charlot and Mykel Jones led Patterson with eight points each, while Deondre Skinner added six, Nehemiah Augustus had five, and Malik Garrett had three.
Patterson will return to action Friday when they travel to Franklin for a District 9-3A contest.
A win Friday would clinch the outright district title for Patterson (14-6 overall, 9-0 district).
Berwick falls to Kaplan
Kaplan defeated Berwick, 64-53, in District 9-3A action in Berwick Friday.
Palmer Cox scored 16 points for Berwick, while Brandon Navarro added eight and Chaz Russo, Devin Tabor and Nick Canty each added seven points in the loss.
Berwick also honored its senior boys’ basketball players Tuesday.
The Panthers (6-19 overall, 0-10 district) will continue District 9-3A play Friday when they travel to face Abbeville.