Midland, Iota Lady Dogs pick up victories

BELL CITY – The Midland Rebels continue to do what they always do Friday - win.

The Rebels earned an opportunity to win their first tournament title of the season when they defeated Hathaway, 54-45, in the semifinals of the Bell City Bruins’ Tournament.

The Rebels (7-1) took on Bell City yesterday in the championship game but results weren’t available at press time.

In Friday’s contest, the Rebels took a slim 10-8 lead after the first quarter, but Hathaway battled back to tie the game at 25-25 at the intermission.

The Rebels were finally able to gain some separation in the third quarter when Jake Gautreaux drained two 3-pointers and Darren Arceneaux added six points in the paint to help the Rebels build a 43-32 advantage.

Each team traded baskets in the final stanza with both teams scoring 13 points.

Gautreaux paced the Rebels on the night with 15 points, including four 3-pointers. Andrew Hains also hit double figures with 10 after scoring six of the Midland’s 10 first-quarter points.

Arceneaux and Vondenstein, both in foul trouble for most of the game, each finished with eight points. Cody Stutes added six points, Chase Vincent scored four and Randy Primeaux had three.

Earlier in the week, the Rebels knocked off Kinder, 56-39.

Gautreaux was the leading scorer in that contest as well with 16 points. He hit four 3-pointers.

Vondenstein followed with 12 points while Hains added nine and Vincent scored eight. Arceneaux pitched in seven points and Stutes had four.

Midland returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to Centerville for a 7 p.m. contest. The Rebels will close out next week with a home contest against Notre Dame on Thursday.

In other tournament action, the Iota Lady Bulldogs improved to 5-2 on the season with a 61-19 thrashing of Class 4A Cecilia in the second day of action at the Westminster Lady Crusader Round Robin.

The Lady Dogs set the tone early, outscoring Cecilia 23-1 in the opening frame behind 14 points from senior guard Allison Baggett.

Adalie Wriborg took over in the second frame, scoring seven points as the Lady Dogs increased their advantage to 44-10 at the break.

Baggett left the game with three minutes remaining in the first half while the other four starters didn’t see action after the second quarter.

Iota’s reserves took the court in the second hlf and outscored Cecilia 11-9 in the third quarter and 9-0 in the fourth.

The entire second half was played with running time.

Baggett paced the Lady Dogs with 18 points in just over 13 minutes of play. Anna Lege, who drained two 3-pointers, and Madelyn LeJeune each added eight points.

Wriborg and Brittany Johnson each pitched in seven points, Caroline Hebert scored four, Madison Meche, Jillian Boone, Madison Smith and Alexis St. Andre each scored two and Dominiqua Thomas rounded out the scoring with one.

Iota took on Port Barre yesterday in their final game of the tournament but results were not available at press time.

The Lady Dogs will be in action again on Tuesday when they travel to Rayne to take on the Lady Wolves. The jayvee game is slated for 5:15 p.m. with the varsity game to follow.

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