Midland Rebels cruise past ESA

MIDLAND – Class B’s No. 1 ranked Midland Rebels continued their winning ways Tuesday, cruising past ESA, 62-28, in a non-district contest at the MHS gym.

Midland improved to 24-3 on the season with the victory heading into Friday’s district contest at Hathaway.

Miles Prejean got the Rebels going early, scoring seven of his game-high 13 points in the opening frame to help give Midland an 18-8 advantage.

B.J. Cormier and Allen Fontenot combined for 10 points in the second quarter to help extend Midland’s lead to 34-14 at the break. Cormier finished the night with 12 points and Fontenot had 10.

Sophomore guard Andrew Hains led the charge in the second half, scoring all 11 of his points in the final 16 minutes to aide Midland’s 28-14 run to close out the game.

Colby Gantt pitched in eight points in the victory while Michael Vincent scored four and Michael Primeaux had two.

ESA was led by Andy Rinaldi and Lyndan Burton with six points each.

On the girls side, Midland’s Lady Rebels dropped a 35-29 road decision to New Iberia Senior High.

The Lady Rebels fell to 10-17 on the season with the loss.

Midland trailed 6-5 after the first quarter before New Iberia went on a 9-2 run in the second frame to take a 15-7 advantage at the half.

Midland cut the lead to 25-15 heading into the fourth quarter before outscoring New Iberia 14-10 in the final frame.

Haley Guidry drained two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished the night with a team-high 12 points. She was followed by Courtney LeJeune with seven points, Carisa Richard and Hannah Fremaux each with four points and Morgan Clement with two.

Jasmin Fusilier led the Lady Yellow Jackets with 19 points.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

In other local action, the Notre Dame Lady Pios picked up a 56-48 victory over Rayne to improve to 15-5 overall and 2-0 in district play.

Taylor Simon and Celia Charles led the Lady Pios with 16 and 13 points respectively.

Kylie Pannell followed with six points; Mallory Chaisson had five; Alex Boulet and Lexi Trosclair each had four and Taylor Gray, Emily Vidrine, Mary Charles and Marie Ledet each had two.

Notre Dame’s boys team wasn’t as fortunate. The Pios dropped heartbreaking 61-59 double-overtime loss to Catholic High of New Iberia at A.B. Dore gym.

Morgan Allen scored 16 points in the loss and Taylor Thibodeaux added 13. Kane Thibodeaux and Will Faulk each had 12 points and Stu Cook had six.

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