Ville Platte sweeps Sacred Heart to end first half
By: LANCE REED
As the first half of District 6-2A play came to a close Tuesday, the two Ville Platte-based schools met at Ville Platte High School. Both teams from VPHS came in as the overwhelming favorite and they didn’t disappoint their fans.
The girl’s game got going first. The Lady Bulldogs bolted out to a 27-8 lead after the first stanza. It seemed like an impossible feat to come back. However, the Lady Trojans battled tough.
The strong play from Elizabeth Ardoin, Sarah Fontenot and Kinzey Franks allowed the Lady Trojans to out-shoot the home team 15-13 in the second period. Heidi Smith made sure the Lady Bulldogs maintianed their lead. Smith and her troopers took a 40-23 lead into the locker room.
The second half was nearly a mirror image of the first half except for the final period. Ville Platte got a big surge in the third period and scored 23 points. Dashea Arvie and Deangenee Thomas did a great job of working together and moving the ball up-and-down court. Their efforts moved VPHS to a 63-35 lead before the final frame.
The Lady Trojans out-scored the Lady Bulldogs 20-10 in the final frame, but could not catch up to the lead. Ville Platte took a 73-55 victory over their cross-town rivals.
Thomas led the Lady Bulldogs with 21 points, while Arvie and Smith each scored 19 points. Franks was tops for Sacred Heart with 15 points and Ardoin was good for eight digits.
The VPHS boys took an 87-53 victory over the SHHS boys. The VPHS boys took a commanding lead in the first half and really never let the Trojans back in the game.
The Bulldogs were up 22-7 after the first period and 50-18 after the second period.
The Trojans showed their heart by outscoring the Bulldogs 21-18 in the third. In the end, the Bulldogs were just too tough, especially on their home court.
Ralensee Nelson led the home team with 18 points. Juante Wilson was second on the squad with 15 points, including two three-point shots. Cody Jones nailed down 13 points and Davontae Ardoin chipped in with 10 points.
Sacred Heart’s offensive stats were not reported from the boy’s game.
Both teams were in action on Friday night. The Trojans took on Westminster. (see article below)