Midland’s Jacob Mouton pulls up for a shot
J.S. Clark hands Midland its fifth straight loss
The skid continued for the Midland Rebels Friday evening as they fell to the state-ranked J.S. Clark Bulldogs, 75-56.
The Rebels, who have now lost five straight and seven of their last eight, fell to 17-16 overall and 2-6 in District 7-B play.
The No. 6-ranked Bulldogs, who are tied for the league lead with Hathaway at 7-1, improved to 20-10 overall.
The Rebels kept it close early and trailed just 30-22 at the half. Jacob Mouton and Chris Breaux combined for 13 points in the first two frames.
The pace intensified in the third quarter with the two teams combining for 44 points.
Mouton and Kade Credeur combined for 13 points in the period, but the Bulldogs outscored the Rebels 23-21 to push the lead to 10 at 53-43.
The guests pulled away in the final frame and outscored the Rebels 22-13.
Mouton and Credeur paced the Rebels with 14 points each. Breaux and D.J. McZeal each added nine points.
Grant Boudreaux and Maddox Hanks rounded out the Rebels’ offense with five points each.
The Bulldogs had four players score in double figures in the victory: D’Marcus Fugett led the charge with 16 points and LeoDonta Valyan had 14. Damien Williams and Brylen Tyler rounded out the group with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The Rebels travel to Lacassine to take on the Cardinals tonight at 7.