Notre Dame sweeps Rayne; Lady Dogs slip past Kinder
CROWLEY – The Notre Dame Pioneers and Lady Pios pulled off a key District 5-3A sweep of Rayne Friday in front of a near capcity crowd at A.B. Dore gym.
The Lady Pios (17-8, 3-3) got things started with a 69-24 victory over the Lady Wolves. Later, the Pios (6-14, 3-2) defeated the Wolves, 43-38, in the boys’ game.
In the opener, the Lady Pios raced out to a 19-3 lead in the first quarter behind 10 points from junior guard Taylor Simon.
Caroline Stewart, Emily Vidrine, Kylie Pannell and Simon each scored four points in the second frame to help push the Notre Dame advantage to 37-13 at the intermission.
Simon led seven Notre Dame scorers in the third quarter with seven more points to aide in a 20-7 run, extending the Lady Pios lead to 57-20.
Notre Dame went on to outscore Rayne 12-4 in the final stanza behind six points from Taylor Gray.
Simon paced the Lady Pios with a game-high 21 points and Celia Charles had 13.
Pannell followed with seven points; Gray added six,; Mallory Chaisson had five; Vidrine, Stewart, Alex Boulet and Mary Charles had four and Lexi Trosclair had one.
Brandy Gibson, Nia Taylor and Makayla Senegal each scored five points for Rayne. Jasmine Mouton pitched in four points, Brentashia Lewis had three and Naosha Leopaul had two.
In the boys’ game, Rayne took a slim 15-13 advantage in the first half before Notre Dame outscored the Wolves 30-23 in the final two frames.
Taylor Thibodeaux led the Pios’ charge in the third quarter, scoring nine of his 13 points to help Notre Dame take a 29-25 lead.
Notre Dame outscored the Wolves 14-13 in the fourth quarter to slip away with the victory.
Taylor Thibodeaux led the Pios with 13 points while his brother Kane followed with 10. Morgan Allen and Will Faulk each chipped in seven points, Jeremy Smith scored four and Drew Trahan scored two.
Ryan Larry had a game-high 15 points for the Wolves in the loss. He was followed by Daruis Bonnom with eight points; Dannier Harmon with six; Michael Henry with four; Dahron Ruffin with three and Derrick Guillory with two.
Both the Pios and Lady Pios return to action Tuesday when they travel to Abbeville for a district doubleheader beginning at 6 o’clock.
In other local prep action, the Iota Lady Bulldogs improved to 21-12 overall and 7-1 in league play with a 49-37 victory over the visiting Kinder Lady Yellow Jackets.
Kinder managed to take a 21-20 lead at the intermission before the Lady Dogs went on a 20-7 run in the third quarter to take a comfortable 40-28 advantage.
Iota matched Kinder basket for basket in the fourth frame with both teams scoring nine points.
Tori Stroderd and Allison Baggett did most of the damage for Iota, scoring 14 and 10 points, respectively. Katelyn Regan, Dominiqua Thomas and Candace Sensat each added six points; Anna Lege scored five and Adalie Wriborg had two.
Iota will be in action again when they travel to Lake Arthur Tuesday for a 6 o’clock league showdown.