Pios top Sam Houston: Lady Pios fall to Comeaux

CROWLEY – The Notre Dame Pioneers improved to 8-10 on the year Tuesday with a 57-46 victory over the Sam Houston Broncos in the second game of doubleheader at A.B. Dore gym.

Morgan Allen led the Pios with 19 points, including 12 from beyond the 3-point line. Taylor Thibodeaux followed with 18, Nick Zaunbrecher scored 16 and John Nickel and Will Faulk each scored two.

Allen knocked down three 3-pointers to help give Notre Dame a 15-12 lead after the first quarter.

Thibodeaux took over in the paint in the second frame, scoring six points as Notre Dame took a 25-19 advantage at the half. He remained solid on the inside in the second half, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the final two frames.

Nick Zaunbrecher was also a force on the inside, scoring all of his 16 points in the post.

Notre Dame outscored Sam Houston 31-27 in the second half to hold on for the victory.

The Pios will return to action Friday when they travel to Maurice to take on the North Vermilion Patriots.

In the opener, the Lady Pios played Class 5A Comeaux down to the wire before falling, 45-42.

The Lady Pios fell to 10-5 with the loss. Comeaux improved to 19-6.

The Lady Pios had a chance to send the game to overtime when Kylie Pannell came up with a steal with two seconds remaining, but her 3-point attempt rimed out at the buzzer.

Notre Dame trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter but managed just five points in the second frame to fall behind 25-15 at the break.

Pannell scored five points in the third keep the Lady Pios within striking distance at 39-27.

Notre Dame rallied in the fourth behind nine points from Taylor Simon but the Lady Pios were unable to overcome the early deficit.

Celia Charles led Notre Dame with 14 points and Simon added 13. Pannell was the only Lady Pio in double figures with 10 points.

Also contributing for the Lady Pios were Alex Boulet with two points and Chelsea Meaux with one.

Arielle Green led a trio of Lady Spartans in double figures with 13 points. Sadie Boudreaux scored 11 and Desiree Rogers scored 10.

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