Rebels, Lady Dogs pick up district victories
The Midland Rebels and the Iota Lady Bulldogs both recorded key district road victories Friday to remain unbeaten in league play.
The Rebels (24-3, 2-0) cruised past Hathaway, 50-33, while Iota improved to 18-11 overall and 5-0 in District 4-2A with a 53-20 thumping of Pine Prairie.
In the Midland game, the Rebels jumped out to a 15-8 advantage in the first quarter behind seven points from B.J. Cormier and five from Colby Gantt.
Midland extended its lead to 28-17 at the half before outscoring Hathaway 22-16 in the final 16 minutes. Hathaway was limited to just five points in the fourth quarter.
Cormier led the Rebels with 19 points and Miles Prejean had 17. Allen Fontenot pitched in seven points, Gantt had seven and Andrew Hains finished with two.
Midland will be in action again Tuesday when they travel to Grand Lake for a 7 p.m. contest.
The Iota Lady Bulldogs were also stellar in their district contest against Pine Prairie, limiting the Lady Panthers to single digits in each quarter.
Pine Prairie kept it close early, trailing 14-8 after the first period.
But Iota broke open the tight game in the second quarter, going on a 16-2 run to take a 30-10 advantage at the break.
The Lady Dogs outscored the Lady Panthers 10-4 in the third quarter and 13-6 in the fourth.
Allison Baggett led all scorers on the night with 15 points. Tori Stroderd and Dominiqua Thomas each hit double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Also scoring for Iota were: Anna Lege, six points; Katelyn Regan and Candace Sensat , three each and Adalie Wriborg and Caroline Hebert, two each.
Iota remains atop the district standings with the victory, ahead of both Mamou and Oakdale who both have one loss in league play.
Iota rounds out the first half of district play Tuesday when the No. 5 Lady Dogs host No. 4 Mamou
In other girls’ action, the Midland Lady Rebels fell to 10-18 overall and 0-2 in district play with a 42-26 loss to Hathaway.
The Lady Rebels fell behind 18-10 at the half before being outscored 24-16 in the final two frames.
Carisa Richard paced the Lady Rebels with 11 points and Haley Guidry had four.
Also scoring for Midland were Courtney LeJeune and Morgan Clement with three points each, Katie Primeaux and Katie Woods with two each and Hannah Fremaux with one.