Rayne High basketball begins district slate
By: Lisa Soileaux
The Rayne High Wolves began their district slate Tuesday evening as they traveled to Livonia.
The Wildcats defended their home court in the first half of play, outscoring the Wolves 25-13 at the halftime break.
But, Rayne High’s defense came out gunning in the second half of play, out-scoring Livonia 18-5 in the third quarter.
The Wolves capped off the win with a 16-8 fourth quarter for the 47-38 finale and a win in their first district contest.
The Wolves were led by Lacy Granger with 17 points, followed by teammates Michael Henry at 10, Dannie Harmon with nine and Ian Papillion with a half-dozen.
In Friday’s warm-up contest at Crowley High Friday evening, the Wolves slipped by the Gents 65-62 in a barn burner.
As in this week’s contest, the Wolves began on a slow note as the Gents held a 38-28 halftime lead before Rayne High tied up the score at 48-all in the third quarter before claiming the win with an 18-point final quarter.
Lacy Granger poured in 31 points for the Rayne High win. Adding for the win were Dannie Harmon with a dozen points, Michael Henry at 11, Jharon Price with six and five points donated by Charles Jones.
In their district opener of the 2011-2012 basketball season, the Lady Wolves traveled to Livonia Tuesday to claim a dominating 62-30 win.
The Lady Wolves not only dominated the game’s scoring, they record 13 steals and 17 rebounds during the district win.
Scoes were led by Lady Wolf Nia Taylor with 16 points, followed by teammate Naeosha Leopaul at 11, Ziera Gabriel with eight, and six points dumped in by Courtlyn Evans and Tanner Wilson each.
In a Friday evening road contest, the Lady Wolves edged out Comeaux with a 41-38 win.
Naeosha Leopaul and Courtlyn Evans led Rayne High scoring with 12 and 10, respectively. Ziera Gabriel donated seven points, while Nia Taylor, Brandy Gibson and Brentashi Lewis each tapped in four points apiece.
During last week’s Teurlings Tournament held in Lafayette, the Lady Wolves were 1-2 overall.
In their opening game, their were edged out by New Iberia High School, 58-56, despite a 19-point effort by Nia Taylor. Other high scorers were Brandy Gibson and Naeosha Leopaul each with a dozen each.
In their second game of the tournament, the Lady Wolves claimed a 61-53 win over Washington-Marion. Leopaul scored 18 points, followed by Brandy Gibson with 12 and Nia Taylor at 10.
In their final game of the tournament, the Lady Wolves fell to St. Thomas Aquinas, 57-50. Taylor dumped in 20 points and Gibson had a dozen.
Both the Wolves and Lady Wolves will host Port Barre Friday at the Rayne High north gym. Action begins at 5:15 p.m. for boys’ junior varsity action, followed by girls’ varsity and ending with boys’ varsity play.