Notre Dame sweeps Erath; Midland Rebels top Lacassine
CROWLEY – Notre Dame’s Pios and Lady Pios made Senior Night a memorable one Tuesday, sweeping Erath in a District 5-AAA doubleheader at A.B. Dore gym.
The Lady Pios got things going 65-26 thrashing of the visitors before the Pioneers slipped away with a 47-43 victory in the nightcap.
The Lady Pios (23-3, 5-1) jumped out to a 15-3 advantage in the first quarter before connecting on four 3-pointers in the second frame that helped increase their cushion to 35-15 at the break. Freshman Gabbie Romero provided the spark, knocking down two 3-pointers off the bench. Marie Ledet had one.
The scoring frenzy continued in the second half with Notre Dame outscoring Erath 20-7 in the third quarter behind seven points from Kylie Pannell.
Romero canned her third 3-pointer in the fourth quarter as Notre Dame outscored Erath 10-4.
Notre Dame’s balanced offensive attack was led by a 10-point outing from senior guard Taylor Simon. Romero followed with nine points and Pannell added eight.
Also contributing in the victory were Ledet and Sam Lyons with seven points each; Lexie Trosclair, six; Mary Charles, 5; Alex Miller, Katherine Parsley and Peyton Miller with four each and Taylor Gray with one.
In the boys’ game, the Pios had to shrug off a slow start after being held scoreless in the opening frame.
Notre Dame rallied to take a 17-11 edge at the break and led 26-20 after the third quarter.
Erath cut the lead to two (45-43) late in the fourth quarter before Kane Thibodeaux knocked down two free throws with three seconds remaining to seal the victory.
Thibodeaux led the Pios with 11 points while Jeremy Smith and Ricky Stoma each scored nine.
Auston Bordelon followed with six points; Jacob Rogers and Stu Cook each added four; Jessie Smith scored three and Drew Trahan scored one.
Both the Pios and Lady Pios will travel to Rayne Friday for another league tilt.
In other prep action, Midland improved to 20-8 overall and 5-0 in district play with a 57-49 victory over Lacassine.
Allen Fontenot, Alan Vondenstein and Darren Arceneaux each scored 13 points to lead the Rebels. Chase Vincent pitched in eight points while Jake Gautreaux and Andrew Hains each scored four.
The Lady Rebels weren’t as fortunate.
Lacassine took a 15-12 lead at the break and went on to outscore the Lady Rebels 28-9 in the second half to walk away with a 43-21 victory.
Morgan Clement scored a team-high nine points in the loss. Melody Hebert added eight points and Katie Primeaux scored two. Haley Guidry and Nakia McZeal each finished with one point.
Midland will return to action next Tuesday when they travel to Hathaway.