Briley, Gautreaux headline boys All-Acadia Parish basketball team
Midland's Jake Gautreaux, All-Acadia Parish MVP
CROWLEY – The old saying ‘to the victor go the spoils’ is certainly appropriate when it comes to the Midland Rebels’ 2013-14 boys’ basketball team and this year’s All-Acadia Parish selections.
The Rebels, who enjoyed a storybook season that culminated with the school’s first state title in 37 years, earned the top two honors on this year’s All-Parish team with the selection of Todd Briley as Coach of the Year and Jake Gautreaux as Most Valuable Player.
Briley, who was in his final year of coaching, led his team to a 28-3 record, which included a 61-51 victory over Fairview in the Class B state finals in Lake Charles, while Gautreaux earned top player honors for the second straight year after averaging 15.2 points in league play and 17 points overall. He scored 32 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the Rebels’ final two games. In addition, he was named the 7-B Most Valuable Player and a member of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State team for Class B.
Joining Gautreaux on this year’s squad are teammates Darren Arceneaux and his cousin, Devin Gautreaux.
Arceneaux, a senior who recently signed with Louisiana College, was the Rebels’ leading scorer in their semifinal victory over Anacoco with 20 points. On the season, he averaged 13.5 points.
Devin Gautreaux, a junior, added 16 points in the final two games of the season and averaged 13.6 points on the year.
Also earning spots on this year’s squad are Northside Christian’s Tracy Wilridge and Ty Wilson.
Wilridge and Wilson helped lead the Warriors to the District 6-C title and a regional berth in the playoffs by averaging 19 and 13 points, respectively. Wilridge averaged a triple-double on the season with 10 assists and 12 rebounds while Wilson averaged seven assists and 14 rebounds.
Rounding out the unit are Crowley’s Jacq’co Price, Notre Dame’s Tre Milstead, Rayne’s Payton Larry, Iota’s Kyle Smith and Church Point’s Alex Citizen.
Milstead averaged 15.5 points in helping lead the Pios to 12-win season. He also pulled down 7.2 boards per game.
Smith paced Iota with 14.1 points and eight rebounds per game.
Honorable mentions on this year’s team include Midland’s Randy Primeaux, Crowley’s Mylan Stevens, Notre Dame’s Bryce Brandon, Iota’s Luke Reed, Northside’s Nicholas Zaunbrecher, Rayne’s Don Joseph and Church Point’s Troy Matte.