Wolves improve district slate with win
During Tuesday night basketball action, the Rayne High Wolves claimed a dominating 81-47 win over North Vermilion. In doing so, the Wolves upped their district slate to a second place standing of 4-2.
Behind a strong effort by the Rayne High offense, six Wolves scored double digits for the win. Danny Harmon chipped in 16 points, Ryan Larry had 14, Hunter Prejean and Brock Nolan donated a dozen apiece, and Freddie Broussard scored 11. The Rayne attack was completed with a bucket from Michael Henry and Derrick Guillory.
In a contest that saw the Wolves outscore the Patriots 42-16 in the very first half of play, Rayne High turned on the burners with a 32-point third quarter before allowing Handy’s bench finish up the district win.
Wolves vs. Pios
The Notre Dame Pioneers and Lady Pios pulled off a key District 5-3A sweep of Rayne Friday in front of a near capacity crowd at A.B. Dore gym in Crowley.
The Lady Pios (17-8, 3-3) got things started with a 69-24 victory over the Lady Wolves. Later, the Pios (6-14, 3-2) defeated the Wolves, 43-38, in a low-scoring boys’ game.
In the opener, the Lady Pios raced out to a 19-3 lead in the first quarter behind 10 points from junior guard Taylor Simon.
Caroline Stewart, Emily Vidrine, Kylie Pannell and Simon each scored four points in the second frame to help Notre Dame to 37-13 at intermission.
Simon paced the Lady Pios with a game-high 21 points while Celia Charles had 13.
Pannell followed with seven points; Gray added six,; Mallory Chaisson had five; Vidrine, Stewart, Alex Boulet and Mary Charles each chipped in four, and Lexi Trosclair had a free throw.
Brandy Gibson, Nia Taylor and Makayla Senegal each scored five points for the Lady Wolves. Rayne’s Jasmine Mouton pitched in four points, Brentashia Lewis had three and Naosha Leopaul chipped in a bucket.
In the boys’ game Friday evening, Rayne took a slim 15-13 advantage in the first half before Notre Dame outscored the Wolves 30-23 in the final two frames.
Taylor Thibodeaux led the Pios’ charge in the third quarter, scoring nine of his 13 points to help Notre Dame take a 29-25 lead.
Notre Dame outscored the Wolves 14-13 in the fourth quarter to slip away with the victory.
Taylor Thibodeaux led the Pios with 13 points, while his brother Kane followed with an even 10. Morgan Allen and Will Faulk each chipped in seven points, Jeremy Smith scored four and a bucket by Drew Trahan.
Ryan Larry had a game-high 15 points for the Wolves in the loss. He was followed by Daruis Bonnom with eight points; Dannier Harmon with six; Michael Henry with four; Dahron Ruffin with three and Derrick Guillory with a bucket.
Both the Wolves and Ladies will travel to Erath Friday for another district contest.