THE POST-SIGNAL / Chris Quebedeaux
Midland’s Grant Boudreaux dribbles past defenders Tuesday during the Rebels’ 56-50 loss at Lacassine. Boudreaux scored 10 points in the setback.
Lacassine upsets No. 10 Midland
The skid continued for the Midland Rebels Tuesday.
The Rebels (17-17, 2-7) went just 3-for-24 from beyond the arc and scored just one point in the first quarter in a disappointing 56-50 loss to the Lacassine Cardinals.
The loss was the sixth straight for the Rebels heading into Friday’s home contest against ESA.
Midland’s struggles began early as they went 0-for-9 from 3-point range and scored just one point in the opening frame.
The Rebels rallied for 15 points in the second frame, but they still trailed 25-16 at the break.
A 20-point outburst in the third quarter got the Rebels within five (41-36) and the guests then took their first lead of the game with six minutes remaining in the fourth at 42-41.
The Rebels led by as many as three at one point before the Cardinals went on an 8-2 run to regain the lead (53-46) and then hit three free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Chris Breaux paced the Rebels with 18 points. Grant Boudreaux and Maddox Hanks also scored in double figures with 10 points each.
Kade Credeur followed with eight points. Jacob Mouton and D.J. McZeal rounded out the offense with two points each.
Lady Rebels fall short
In the opener, the Lady Rebels gave the host Cardinals all they could handle for three quarters.
The Lady Cardinals, ranked No. 5, led just 40-38 after three quarters before going on a 23-9 run in the final frame to claim a 63-47 victory.
The Lady Rebels, ranked No. 7, fell to 15-18 overall and finished district play at 3-3.
Midland went on a 7-0 run to end the third quarter to trim the lead to two (40-38).
The Lady Cardinals answered with a 13-0 run to start the fourth quarter and the Lady Rebels were never able to recover.
Lacassine senior guard Krissy Broxton scored 14 of her game-high 26 points in the final frame.
Sydnie Cooley and Vanessa Duhe also scored in double figures for the Lady Cardinals with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Lizzy Habetz paced the Lady Rebels with 16 points. Jacklyn Sims and Caitlyn Boudreaux followed with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Emma Boudreaux rounded out the Lady Rebels’ offense with nine points.
The Lady Rebels now await their playoff fate when the LHSAA releases the postseason brackets on Monday.
Midland will likely host a first-round game next Thursday.