Blue Jays stun Hanson, 53- 34
FRANKLIN – It was a win to remember Wednesday night as No. 22 St. Edmund stunned No. 11 Hanson Memorial 53-34 in the opening round of the LHSAA Division IV playoffs
St. Edmund (4-21) will now travel to No. 6 Vermilion Catholic for regional round contest set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.
VC (11-15) received a first-round bye, while Hanson ends the season with a 11-10 record.
The two defenses domainated the game early as St. Edmund grabbed an 8-6 advantage.
Luke Trahan led the Jays with four points, while Easton Coleman and Henry Brown each added a bucket.
Braden Loustalot hit a pair of three pointers for the Tigers in the first quarter.
The two teams battled for a 14-14 tie in the second period as the Jays took a 22-20 advantage into the locker room.
Tyler Fonville took charge for the Jays as he pushed in 10 points in the period, while Coleman and Clay Miller each added a bucket.
Bryson Colbert led Hanson with seven points, while Loustalot chipped in four points in the quarter.
The game remained close in the third period as St. Ed’s outscored the Tigers, 14-12.
Coleman controlled the third period as he scored 10 points and Fonville addded four points.
Kolby Boudreaux led Hanson with four points in the quarter.
With a 36-32 lead heading in the fourth quarter, the Blue Jays sealed the win with a dominating run in the final frame.
St. Ed’s exploded for 17 points, while holding Hanson to only two free throws.
Trahan pushed in six points, Coleman added five points and Alex Dupre nailed four free throws.
Fonville added a bucket to finish with 16 points.
Coleman led the Jays with 19 points, while Trahan added 10 points.
Loustalot led the Tigers with 13 points and Colbert chipped in 12 points.
It was the first playoff win for the Blue Jays since 1995 when Kevin Darbonne’s bucket with four seconds left lifted St. Edmund to a 62-60 victory over Crescent City Baptist.