Fontenot paces Midland past ESA
MIDLAND – The Midland Rebels moved one step closer to winning the District 7-B title Friday with a 70-37 thrashing of ESA.
The victory left the Rebels sitting atop the league standings at 6-0. Lacassine and Hathaway follow, both at 4-2. Bell City is 3-3, Grand Lake is 1-5 and ESA is 0-6.
Colby Gant got Midland going early, scoring seven of his 14 points in the first quarter to help push the Rebels out to a 15-4 advantage.
Allen Fontenot got going in the second frame, scoring six points. He was one of six Rebels to score in the quarter as the Rebels poured in 21 points to take a 36-11 halftime advantage.
Fontenot continued to pour it on in the third quarter, scoring six more of his game-high 21 points. He also connected on 11 of his 13 free throw attempts.
Miles Sonnier also aided during an 18-6 run in the third, scoring eight points.
ESA finally got going late, posting more points in the final frame than they had in the first three quarters combined. The Falcons outscored the Rebels 20-16 but the early deficit was too much to overcome.
Max Kallenberger and Brandon Taylor paced the Falcons with nine points each and Jacob Meyer scored six.
Buie Brown added five points in the loss, Spencer Hales scored four and Patrick Richard and Nick Jindia each scored two.
For Midland, Sonnier followed Fontenot in the scoring column with 17 points and Gant had 14.
Also contributing in the victory was B.J. Cormier and Michael Vincent with seven points each and T.J. Gautreaux with four.
The Rebels return to District 7-B play Tuesday when they travel to Hathaway to take on the Hornets in a key league showdown.
Midland defeated Hathaway 59-43 in the first round.
The Rebels will then travel to Grand Lake on Friday before closing out district play the following week with home games against Bell City and Lacassine.
In other league action Friday, Lacassine defeated Grand Lake, 56-51, and Hathaway topped Bell City, 60-55.
The Lady Rebels had the night off.