Prep Roundup: Midland sweeps Bell City
MIDLAND – The Midland Rebels and Lady Rebels opened District 7-B play Tuesday evening with a sweep of visiting Bell City.
The Rebels (16-2, 1-0) cruised to a 62-40 victory while the Lady Rebels (14-11, 1-0) topped the Lady Bruins, 56-37.
Darren Arceneaux posted a double-double to help lead the Rebels to victory. He racked up 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds on the night.
Devin Gautreaux also hit double figures with 18 points while Jake Gautreaux had 11. Randy Primeaux followed with seven points and a team-high five steals while Traven Guidry and Nick Primeaux each scored two points.
Bethany LeJeune and Macy Hoffpuir led the charge in the Lady Rebels’ victory with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Tori Craigen pitched in nine points, Katie Woods added eight, Nicole Kraut scored six, Kristen Breaux had five, Brooke Comeaux had four and Andrekia Allen finished with two.
The Rebels and the Lady Rebels return to action on Friday when they play host to Hathaway in another district battle.
Lady Pios top St. Joseph’s
BATON ROUGE – Seniors Alex Miller and Sam Lyons combined for 31 points to help lead the Notre Dame Lady Pios to a convincing 55-37 victory over St. Joseph’s Academy Tuesday evening.
The Lady Pios improved to 12-4 on the season with the victory heading into Friday’s game against Woodlawn in Baton Rouge
Miller connected on three 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points while Lyons had 13 points.
Madelyn LeJeune added eight points in the victory, Hanna Esthay scored seven, Elise LeBeouf had six and Gabbie Romero rounded out the scoring with three.
Pios fall to Opelousas Catholic
OPELOUSAS – The Opelousas Catholic Vikings broke open a tight game in the third quarter by going on a 17-8 run and they cruised to a 63-48 victory over the visiting Notre Dame Pioneers Tuesday evening.
The Pios (7-8) held their own in the first half and trailed just 27-25 at the break.
The Vikings’ Kendall Marshall took over in the second half, however, and scored 14 of his game-high 24 points in the final two frames.
The Pios trailed 45-33 after the third period and were outscored 19-15 in the fourth.
Tre Milstead paced the Pios with 14 points and Brice Brandon had nine, all on 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.
Claiton Johnson and Hunter Meche each pitched in eight points in the loss. Ethan Smith added six points, John Duos had two and Alex Thomas finished with one.
The Pios will travel to Lafayette Friday to take on Donald Thibodeaux in a non-district contest.