Midland sweeps Hathaway in District 7-B action

MIDLAND – The Midland Rebels scored early and often Friday and cruised past the overmatched and outmanned Hathaway Hornets, 59-33, in a District 7-B contest.
With the victory, the Rebels improved to 17-2 on the season and 2-0 in league play. Hathaway fell to 5-18 and 0-1.
The Rebels went on a 10-0 run to start the game behind a pair of 3-pointers from Jake Gautreaux and two baskets in the paint from Darren Arceneaux.
They continued to dominate the contest following the Hornets’ first and only bucket of the quarter and took a 29-2 advantage midway through the second frame.
Devin Gautreaux poured in six of his 17 points in the second quarter to help the Rebels jump out to a 24-11 lead at the break.
Jake Gautreaux added eight more points in the third quarter to help push the lead to 53-20.
The Rebels cooled off in the fourth quarter, emptying their bench in the process. Jake and Devin Gautreaux accounted for the Rebels’ final six points on a pair of 3-pointers in the final frame.
Jake Gautreaux paced the Rebels with 20 points, 15 coming from beyond the arch on five 3-pointers. Devin Gautreaux added four long balls and finished with 17 points. He also had six rebounds.
Arceneaux followed with eight points and six rebounds while Randy Primeaux and Traven Guidry each scored six points. Nick Primeaux rounded out the scoring with two points to go along with five steals.
In the opening game of the night on Friday, the Midland Lady Rebels broke open a tight game in the second half and coasted to a 73-37 victory over the visiting Lady Hornets.
The Lady Rebels improved to 15-11, 2-0 while the Lady Hornets fell to 6-16 and 0-1.
Bethany LeJeune and Kristen Breaux combined for nine points in the first frame to help the Lady Rebels jump out to a slim 13-10 advantage.
Tori Craigen and Katie Woods took over in the second quarter.
Craigen drilled two of her six 3-pointers and scored eight points while Woods scored seven points to push the Lady Rebels’ advantage to 29-29 at the break.
Things didn’t get much better for the Lady Hornets in the second half.
Midland outscored Hathaway 18-8 in the third quarter and 26-10  to close out the game.
Craigen canned three more 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with a game-high 20 points off the bench. Woods and Macy Hoffpauir followed with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Kraut and Breaux added eight points each, LeJeune had five and Andrekia Allen pitched in four. Brittney Perrodin and Brooke Comeaux each scored two points while Lexie Newman and Elizabeth Istre rounded out the onslaught with one point each.

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