Prep Roundup: Notre Dame sweeps Erath in 6-3A play
ERATH – The Notre Dame Pios didn’t play their best game of the season Tuesday, but they did just enough to get what they were after - a victory.
The Pios (11-13, 4-3) overcame a sluggish start and outscored Erath 22-9 in the second half to pull away with a 33-18 victory over the Bobcats.
“It was a real poor performance, but you’ve got to take a win anyway you can get it at this time of the year,” said Notre Dame coach Donald Adams. “We got off to a slow start and we just couldn’t get anything going.”
The Pios led just 4-2 after the first quarter and took a slim 11-9 advantage at the break.
Tre Milstead scored six of his team-high 13 points in the third quarter to help extend the Pios’ lead to 19-11.
Ehtan Smith took over in the fourth quarter and scored seven of his 12 points in the final eight minutes as the Pios outscored the Bobcats 14-7.
“I think we took Erath for granted,” said Adams. “We just didn’t go all out and we can’t do that again and expect to be successful.
“But I was pleased with the way we closed out the game. We kind of picked it up in the fourth quarter.”
Claiton Johnson added three points in the victory while John Duos and Jacob Leleux each had two. Brice Brandon rounded out the scoring with one point.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Pios also survived a subpar performance and slipped away with a 32-22 victory over the Lady Bobcats.
The Lady Pios (23-4, 9-0) connected on just one 3-pointer during the contest, that coming after they had connected on 17 long balls on Friday.
Madelyn LeJeune led the Lady Pios with 10 points and Alex Miller had seven, including the team’s lone 3-pointer. Gabbie Romero pitched in six points, Elise LeBeouf added five and Sam Lyons and Hanna Esthay each had two.
upend St. Louis
IOTA – The Iota Lady Bulldogs kept their district title hopes intact with a 59-42 victory over St. Louis Tuesday.
The Lady Dogs (20-9, 8-1) broke open a tight game in the second quarter with a 22-7 run that put them up 34-18 at the half.
Jillian Boone and Brittany Johnson paced the Lady Dogs with 19 and 13 points, respectively, while Whitney Landry had 12. Mallory Faul followed with eight points; Alexis St. Andre scored six and Becca Fantroy had one.
CHS Ladies slip
CROWLEY - The Crowley Ladies improved to 8-17 overall and 3-7 in District 4-4A Tuesday with a 26-22 victory over LaGrange.
The Ladies trailed 7-5 at the intermission before outscoring the Lady Gators 21-15 in the second half.
Alanna Plummer scored nine points in the victory to lead CHS scorers. She was followed by Taylor Dapremont with seven points and Myah Rogers with six. Saquoya Savoy and Nykeila Winters each scored two points.
off Johnson Bayou
JOHNSON BAYOU – The Northside Christian Warriors had five players score in double figures Tuesday in an 88-79 victory over Johnson Bayou.
The Warriors (24-10, 7-1) claimed the District 6-C title with the victory.
Johnson Bayou actually jumped out to a 23-18 lead in the first quarter.
The Warriors, however, caught fire in the second frame and unloaded 33 points to take a 51-44 advantage at the break.
Johnson Bayou cut the deficit to 64-62 after the third before the Warriors outscored the Rebels 24-17 in the final frame.
The Warriors were led by Bradley Ancelet and Tracy Wilridge with 19 points each while Ty Wilson and Joseph Trahan each scored 17. Nicholas Zaunbrecher added 12 points and Dylan King had four.
Gents come up short
CROWLEY – The Crowley Gents remain winless in District 4-4A following a 71-53 setback to LaGrange on Tuesday.
The Gents (3-15, 0-9) trailed just 36-33 at the break, but they were outscored 35-20 in the final two frames.
Mylan Stevens and Jacq’co Price paced the Gents’ offense with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Marcus Williams and Chris Lewis each pitched in seven points, Tiron Foreman added five, Tyrin Daniels scored four and Grant Trahan had three.