Midland Rebels, NCS Warriors log victories
CROWLEY – Ben Rogers and Kade Miller combined for 40 points Friday, leading Northside Christian to a 74-49 Homecoming victory over the Gueydan Bears.
Rogers did most of the damage for the Warriors early, scoring seven of his 20 points in the first eight minutes to help Northside jump out to a 15-7 lead.
Miller, who also scored 20, took over in the second quarter and pitched in eight points as the Warriors outscored the Bears 21-13 to take a 36-20 cushion into the break.
Gueydan’s Marquise Victoria and Trevor Derouen combined for 15 points in the third quarter, but Northside weathered the storm and took a 55-35 lead heading into the final stanza.
Rogers and Miller went back to work in the fourth quarter and scored six points each. The Warriors went on to outscore the Bears 19-14 in the final eight minutes.
Joseph Trahan aided in the Warriors’ victory with 14 points while B.J. Starks added six points and Tracy Wilridge had five. Nick Gotte pitched in four points; Josh Doucet, three and Josh Wheeler, two.
Victoria paced the Bears with 20 points and Derouen had 18. Anthony Levy added six points in the loss; Gabe Richard had three and Quinton Martin had two.
The Warriors will be in action again on Tuesday when they travel to Lacassine to take on Hackberry in a special playoff to determine the District 7-C champion.
In other prep action, the Midland Rebels claimed the District 7-B crown with a 62-22 home victory over Grand Lake.
The Rebels survived a scare early on when Grand Lake hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter and took an 11-6 lead.
Midland recovered quickly and outscored the Hornets 13-6 in the second quarter to take a 19-14 advantage heading into the intermission.
From there, it was all Midland.
The Rebels’ defense tightened up in the second half and held the Hornets to just one basket in the third quarter.
Midland also got back on track offensively.
Cody Stutes poured in eight of his 12 points in the third frame to lead the Rebels on a 19-2 run.
Things didn’t get much better for the visitors in the fourth quarter either.
Midland made up for its lack of offensive output in the first half by outscoring the Hornets 26-6 in the final period.
Stutes led a trio of Rebels in double figures with 12 points. Darren Arceneaux added 11 points and Alan Vondenstein had 10.
Andrew Hains followed with six points; Jake Gautreaux, five; Traven Guidry and Randy Primeaux, four; Nick Primeaux and Trevor Guidry, three and Michael Primeaux and Stephen Primeaux, two.
Although the victory gave the Rebels the league title, it also came with a hefty price.
Vondenstein, one of the Rebels’ leading scorers, was intentionally fouled going up for a layup with three minutes left in the game and landed awkwardly on the court. He was taken to the hospital and sustained a sprained wrist, bruised ribs and a bruised hip.
On the girls’ side, a low-scoring first quarter put the Lady Rebels behind early and they never quite recovered in a 54-44 loss to Grand Lake.
The Lady Hornets outscored the Lady Rebels 14-4 in the opening frame and led 26-21 at thehalf.
Melody Hebert led the Rebels with 11 points and Nakia McZeal scored nine. Kristen Breaux, Maci Premo and Tori Craigen each added six points while Haley Guidry, Katie Woods and Bethany LeJeune scored two points each.