Warriors top Iota; Lady Dogs upend North Vermilion
CROWLEY – Same song, third verse.
For the second time in three days and the third time in less than two weeks, the Northside Christian Warriors rallied from behind to upend Iota, 41-38, at Seth Trahan Memorial Gym Monday evening.
The Warriors pulled out a 50-47 victory at Iota on Dec. 3 and followed that up with a 44-43 win over the Dogs in the South Cameron Tournament on Saturday.
In Monday’s meeting, the Dogs looked as if they would earn some revenge after streaking out to a 27-16 advantage at the half.
But Iota drained five 3-pointers in the first half and their defense limited the Warriors to just two points in the second frame.
The Warriors began their rally in the third quarter and outscored the Dogs 12-4 behind a pair of 3-pointers from Bradley Ancelet and a pair of buckets in the paint by Nick Zaunbrecher.
The Dogs scored just four points in the frame and their cushion was cut to 31-28.
That lead, however, didn’t last long.
Tracy Wilridge and Zaunbrecher combined for nine points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors outscored the Dogs 13-7 to secure the victory.
Wilridge led the Warriors with 13 points while Ancelet and Zaunbrecher each pitched in 12. Ty Wilson and Dylan King rounded out the scoring with two points each.
The Dogs were led by Steven Cooper and Luke Reed with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Kyle Smith and Garrett Reppond each pitched in six points, Curtis Antoine added three and Zack Hebert finished with two.
Lady Dogs top
IOTA – The Iota Lady Dogs connected on nine of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter and fended off a late rally to slip past the North Vermilion Lady Patriots Monday, 40-34.
The Lady Patriots actually jumped out to a 12-10 lead in the first quarter of play before Iota took a slim 18-17 advantage at the break.
The Lady Dogs increased their cushion with an 11-6 run in the third quarter before getting hot at the charity stripe in the fourth.
Brittany Johnson canned seven of nine attempts from the free throw line in the final eight minutes and finished the night with 14 points. Taylor DeVille followed with eight points while freshman Becca Fantroy had six. Jillian Boone and Whitney Landry each pitched in four points while Madison Smith and Alexis St. Andre finished with two each.