Midland splits with Bruins; Iota tops Iowa

BELL CITY – The Midland Rebels continued their onslaught on District 7-B opponents Friday, improving to 4-0 in league play with a 73-36 thrashing of Bell City.

The Rebels improved to 23-5 overall and 4-0 in district play with the victory.

B.J. Cormier nearly single handily defeated the seventh-ranked Bruins, pouring in a game-high 30 points.

The sharp-shooting junior guard caught fire in the first quarter, scoring 10 points to help the Rebels jump out to an 18-10 advantage.

The Rebels took a commanding 37-16 advantage at the half behind six second-quarter points from both Cormier and standout forward Miles Sonnier.

The Rebels went on to outscore the Bruins 36-20 in the second half.

Sonnier and Allen Fontenot also scored in double figures with 12 and 11 points respectively. Michael Vincent added eight points, Colby Gantt scored six and T.J. Gautreaux and Andrew Hains each scored three.

Midland will close out the first round of district play Tuesday at Lacassine.

The news was not as good for the Lady Rebels (20-11, 3-1).

After back-to-back upset victories over Hathaway and Grand Lake, the Lady Rebels fell short Friday, dropping a 39-31 decision to the Lady Bruins.

Midland trailed 28-14 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring Bell City 17-11 in the final eight minutes.

Ramsey Falcon paced the Lady Rebels with nine points while Patricia Garrie and Courtney LeJeune each added six. Sharae Primeaux and Carisa Richard each scored four points and Mollie Vincent scored two.

In other local action, Class AAA’s ninth-ranked Iota Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 67-30 district victory over the Iowa Lady Yellow Jackets.

Iota improved to 20-8 overall with the victory and 2-1 in league play heading into Tuesday’s showdown at second-ranked Jennings.

Iota led 10-6 after the first quarter before the Lady Dogs outscored Iowa 27-6 in the second to take a 37-12 advantage at the half.

Iota outscored the Lady Yellow Jackets 30-20 in the second half.

Allison Baggett led all scorers with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. Katie Latiola followed with 12 points and Katelyn Regan and Tori Stroderd each added nine.

Also scoring in the victory were Ashley Hargrave with seven points, Jade LeJeune with six, Ashtyn Wriborg with five and Ana Lege with two.

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