Wolves, Ladies remain atop district standings
By Lisa Soileaux
The district title for both the Rayne High Wolves and Lady Wolves remained in sight Tuesday with big wins over Port Barre.
The Wolves kept their district slate clean at 6-0 Tuesday evening with a 63-42 win over the Red Devils.
From the very onset of the ballgame, Rayne had things pretty much in hand, complete with a Michel Henry trey and a constant threat on the offensive boards by Peyton Larry.
“We are playing better as a team,” stated Rayne Coach Louis Handy of Tuesday’s win. “Looks like our guys are elevaing their play at the right point of the season on the backside of district play.”
In addition to Henry’s 11 points, Dannie Harmon dumped in 14 for the game’s high. Drakkar Broussard also hit double digits with 10, while Michael Papillion had nine, Larry with seven, and six by Charles Jones.
In Friday night action, the Wolves claimed a 55-37 district win at Livonia.
With a slow start while staying in single digits during the first quarter of action, the Wolves picked up the pace and held a 21-12 halftime lead and eventual win.
Michael Henry and Dannie Harmon shared the majority of Rayne scoring, each dumping in 21 points for the Rayne win.
Wrapping up the Rayne scoring were Robert Butler and Ian Papillion each with four points, Drakkar Broussard with a trey and a bucket from Peyton Larry.
All Livonia players were held under double digits by the quick Rayne defense.
Also in Tuesday evening action, the Lady Wolves rattled off a big 72-53 win over Port Barre, bringing their district slate to 5-1 as they are tied for the 5-3A lead.
The Ladies took a 22-11 first quarter lead and never looked back for the big district win.
Three Rayne shooters reached double digits during the win, seeing Whitley Larry with 14 points, a dozen by Tristan Mouton, and Tori Carriere with 11.
The Lady Wolves rebounded from their first district loss last week with a 71-43 win over Livonia on Friday. Their last two wins keep the Lady Wolves in title contention.
Both the Wolves and Ladies will travel to Church Point Friday for key match-ups that can make a difference in district standings. Tip-off is 5 p.m. with junior varsity action to be included.