Bobcats, St. Ed's grab wins
The Eunice Bobcats improved to 7-3 on the season with a hard-fought 62-57 victory over Carencro.
The two teams battled for control in the first quarter as Eunice held a 17-16 advantage.
Treylon Cooper led the Bobcats with seven points in the period, while teammates Fred Guillory and Clarence Arceneaux both added four points.
Eunice continued to hold a slim lead with a 14-12 second period clash.
Dedric Vigers pushed in six points in the quarter, while Terrance Shilow and Simeon Ardoin both hit treys for the Bobcats.
Eunice took a 31-28 lead into the intermission as the battled between the Bobcats and the Bears continued in the second half.
Carencro outscored Eunice 17-15 in the third period to close the gap to 46-45.
Hudson led the Bobcats with seven points in the quarter and Vigers chipped in six points.
Eunice sealed the win with a 16-12 fourth quarter, led by two treys by Ardoin.
Vigers and Hudson both finished with 12 points on the night.
Cooper and Ardoin scored nine points each.
Varnavous Narcisse led Carencro with 17 points.
Kyron Jackson and Traylon Prejean contribued 10 points each.
Eunice travels to Rosepine on Friday before opening District 4-4A play at home on Tuesday against North Vermilion.
Eunice 82, LA 31
After going 3-1 in the St. Edmund tournament, the Bobcats cruised to an 82-31 win over Lake Arthur on Monday.
Eunice used balanced scoring to open the contest with a 12-6 run.
Cooper an Shaun Hudson scored three points each, while Vigers, Guillory and Kevin Thomas all contributed a bucket in the quarter.
The Bobcats exploded for 25 points in the second period, while holding Lake Arthur to 10 points.
Arceneaux led EHS with five points in the quarter, while Vigers and Shilow both added four points.
Eunice put the game away with a 29-9 third quarter surge, sparked by nine points each from Cooper and Thomas.
The Bobcats finished the game with a 15-6 fourth quarter run, aided by eight points from Arceneaux.
Five Bobcats finished in double figures including Cooper (14 points), Hudsun (12 points), Arceneaux (12 points) and Vigers (10 points).
N. Dame 40, EHS 30
In the championship game of the Brad Fontenot Memorial Holiday Shootout, the Bobcats fell 40-30 to Notre Dame.
In a low scoring first quarter, Notre Dame grabbed a 3-0 advantage in a trey by Parker McNees.
The Bobcats responded with a 20-point second period as Eunice took a 20-16 lead into intermission.
Thomas hit two treys and Vigers added five points to help the Bobcat offense.
Vigers’ long-range shot gave Eunice a 13-12 lead with 3:00 left in the half and the Bobcats closed the quarter with a 7-1 run.
Notre Dame opened the second half with a 10-3 surge, sparked by eight points from McNees.
The only points in the period for the Bobcats came on a trey by Vigers.
Notre Dame took a 28-23 margin into the final quarter and the Pioneers sealed the win with 12-7 run.
McNees scored six points in the quarter including four free throws to finish with 26 points.
Vigers finished with 10 points to lead the Bobcats.
SEH 39, Notre Dame 27
In their final game of the Brad Fontenot Memorial Holiday Shootout, the St. Edmund Lady Jays grabbed a 39-27 victory over the Notre Dame Lady Pioneers.
The game was close in the first quarter as the Lady Jays held an 8-6 advantage begun with buckets by Savannah DeVillier and Greta Miller.
Mary Beth LaFleur scored the next four points for the Lady Jays.
The two teams continued to battle in the second quarter as St. Ed’s out scored Notre Dame, 6-5.
Mary Helen Miller and Lafleur hit treys for the only Lady Jay points in the period.
With a 14-11 advantage at the break, St. Edmund began to extend its lead with a 13-8 third period run, sparked by nine points from Lafleur.
Notre Dame gained its only lead of the game (15-14) when Jeanne Clare Schmid hit a trey with 6:42 left in the period.
St. Edmund responded as Lafleur scored nine unanswered points.
Rebecca Benoit scored in the lane with 45 seconds left and St. Edmund took a 25-19 lead into the final quarter.
The Lady Jays then sealed the win with 10-2 run to open the period.
DeVillier scored four points, Anna Belle Fontenot added a bucket and Lafleur chipped in two free throws in the surge.
Benoit hit a baseline jumper, DeVillier scored on a put-back bucket and Fontenot added a shot to push the Lady Jays ahead, 39-23 late in the period.
Notre Dame ended the game with a 5-0 run to close the final margin to 12 points.
Lafleur finished with 18 points to lead the Lady Jays, while DeVillier chipped in eight points.
St. Edmund visits Northside Christian on Friday before entertaining Mamou for Senior Night on Monday.
St. Ed’s 50, S.C. 23
In their final game of the Brad Fontenot Memorial Holiday Shootout, St. Edmund rolled to a 50-23 win over South Cameron.
The Jays jumped out to a 18-3 first quarter lead, sparked by 10 points from Easten Coleman.
St. Edmund extended its lead with a 15-3 run in the second period as Mark Fruge and Gus Brown scored four points each to push the Jays to a 33-6 halftime advantage.
The Blue Jays outscored the Tarpons 14-8 in the third period as Fruge and Brown led the way with five points each.
South Cameron rallied for a 10-3 run in the final period, aided by six points from Hunter Merritt.
Nick Bertrand’s trey was the only Blue Jay points in the period.
Coleman finished with 11 points to lead the Blue Jays, while Fruge and Brown chipped in nine points each.