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Lady Jays grab win over VC

ABBEVILLE – It was a low-scoring game that worked in the Lady Jays’ favor as St. Edmund earned a 39-32 road win over Vermilion Catholic.
With the win, St. Ed’s (5-7) broke a three-game losing streak and will entertain Mamou (5-8) on Monday.
VC (3-11) began the game with a slim 14-13 advantage, led by nine points from Kelli Frith.
The Lady Jays were led in the first quarter by a pair of treys from Kinsley Marcantel and five points by Rebecca Benoit.

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Lady Cats roll, Bobcats fall in parish tourney

LEBEAU – The Lady Bobcats used a balanced offense and a stingy defense as Eunice rolled to a 58-32 win over Port Barre to open the St. Landry Parish basketball tournament held at North Central High School.
Eunice opened with a 7-2 run, aided by four points from Shanyia Toussaint.
After a Lady Devil trey, by Catera Hebert, the Lady Cats answered with a 6-0 surge, sparked by four points from Madison Freeman.
Port Barre (0-5) scored on an inside bucket at the 2:57 mark for the final points in the period.

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5-1A All-District team released

Catholic High of Pointe Coupee advanced to the Division IV state championship game and the Hornets captured top honors in District 5-1A.
The Hornets went 5-0 in district to slip past Opelousas Catholic and St. Edmund for the title.
No. 7 Catholic–PC opened the playoffs with a 28-7 win over No. 10 Cedar Creek before a 13-0 upset over No. 2 Opelousas Catholic.
The Hornets grabbed a 21-8 win over No. 6 Southern Lab to advance to the Division IV state title game against No. 5 Ouachita Christian in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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Parish tournament starts today

LEBEAU – The annual St. Landry Parish basketball tournament tips off today at North Central.
The No. 2 seed Northwest Raiders face No. 7 Port Barre Red Devils at 2:30 p.m.
The No. 4 Eunice Lady Bobcats will take on No. 6 Port Barre at 4 p.m.
“We should gain much needed playing experience,” Eunice High Lady Bobcats head coach Wayne Fontenot said. “The more court time these girls get, the better we will get.
“With several injuries we were forced to move some players into postitions they were probably a year a way of being ready in,” the coach said.

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Marcantel to play in All-Star game

ALEXANDRIA – The star and his coach will be together one last time on the football field at the second-annual Louisiana Gridiron Football All-Star Game.
Well not exactly together – as Blue Jay senior Peyton Marcantel was selected to play for the Red team and St. Edmund head coach James Shiver will be an assistant for the Blue team.
“It is fun to coach in this kind of game because all of the players are heading to play in college somewhere,” Shiver said. “These are some of the best players from across the state.”

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