ROUNDUP: Mills' buzzer-beater lifts Gents past Westlake
CROWLEY – Andre Mills saved his best for last Tuesday in the Crowley Gents’ home showdown with Westlake.
With the Gents trailing by two and time winding down, Mills, who had been held scoreless for over three quarters, drilled a 3-pointer from the wing as time expired to lift the Gents to a 44-43 District 4-3A victory over the Rams.
The Gents improved to 11-12 overall and 2-3 in league play with the victory.
“Andre didn’t take many shots tonight, but when we needed him the most, he came through,” said CHS coach Derrick Boone. “The play wasn’t really designed for any one player because the offense that we were in, we had three options.
“But Andre took it at the right time. It wasn’t out of rhythm or a Hail Mary type of play. He got a good look at the basket and knocked it down.”
The Gents also got a big performance from Marcus Williams. The junior forward scored 13 points in the second quarter and finished the night with a team-high 21 points.
Damon Malbrough followed with nine points and Danny Malbrough added eight. Mills and Jesse Harmon each finished with three points.
Ladies 53, Westlake 31
CROWLEY – The Crowley Ladies improved to 12-8 overall and 3-2 in District 4-3A play Tuesday with a convincing victory over Westlake.
Tiara Dugar led the Ladies’ offensive charge with 23 points while Mercedes Rogers had 10. Myah Rogers followed with seven points; Nykelia Winters had six and Raven Ardoin had three. Alanna Plummer and Alexis Stevens each scored two.
MHS 78, Grand Lake 39
MIDLAND – The Midland Rebels stormed out to a 49-14 lead in the first half and cruised past Grand Lake in a District 7-B contest Tuesday evening.
Jake Gautreaux and Darren Arceneaux paced the Rebels with 22 and 16 points, respectively. Devin Gautreaux followed with 12 points. Alan Fontenot added seven points while Dagin Patin, Floyd Baker, Stephen Primeaux and Traven Guidry each scored two.
Lady Rebels 48
Grand Lake 40
MIDLAND – The Midland Lady Rebels had three players score in double figures Tuesday in a key league victory over Grand Lake.
Melody Hebert led the way with 17 points while Katie Woods and Kristen Breaux scored 14 and 10 points, respectively. Bethany LeJeune added five points and Elizabeth Istre had two.
NCS 91, Starks 59
STARKS – Kade Miller recorded a rare triple-double Tuesday to help lead Northside Christian to a blowout victory over Starks.
Miller scored 20 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out 16 assists to complete the feat.
Nathan Zeller actually led the Warriors with 23 points while Tracy Wilridge scored 16 and Ty Wilson had 12. Nick Zaunbrecher and Joseph Trahan each had 10.
Lady Warriors 47
STARKS – The Starks Lady Panthers outscored Northside Christian 29-24 in the second half and walked away with a District 7-C victory Tuesday.
Natalie Hayes poured in 22 points in the loss and Kathryn Zaunbrecher had nine. Madisyn Clement and Brooke Stanford each pitched in six points and Zoe Hanagriff and Madeline Gatte each had two.
Ville Platte 80
Iota Lady Dogs 36
VILLE PLATTE – The Iota Lady Dogs dug themselves a deep hole early on and were never able to recover in a loss to Ville Platte Tuesday.
The game pitted the league’s top two teams.
Mallory Faul paced the Lady Dogs with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Taylor DeVille followed with eight points, Jillian Boone added six, Brittany Johnson had five and Paige Soirez had three. Madison Smith and Alexis St. Andre each had two.