Lady Bobcats win season opener
Eunice High’s Shaynia Toussaint hit two free throws with four seconds left to help lift the Lady Bobcats to a 42-41 win over Kaplan in the season opener.
The Lady Pirates grabbed an 8-6 first quarter lead, aided by a three-pointer from Alyia Broussard.
Allison Freeman, Madison Freeman and Jesslyn Reed all scored a bucket for the Lady Cats in the first period.
Kaplan out-scored Eunice 11-8 in the second quarter as the Lady Pirates took a 19-14 advantage into the locker room.
Jenna Romero led Kaplan in the second frame with six points.
Olivia Thibodeaux pushed in six points including a trey to spark the Lady Cats offense in the period.
Saige Freeman added the other Lady Cat bucket in the quarter.
Eunice exploded for 17 points in the third quarter as the Lady Cats took a 31-29 advantage into the final period.
Reed led EHS with five points, while Toussaint and Thibodeaux added four points each.
Madison Freeman and Allison Freeman both chipped in two points to help the Lady Cats grab a two point lead.
Romero and Whitney Boullion both scored four points in the period as the Lady Pirates battled to keep the game close.
Kaplan out-scored Eunice 12-11 in the game’s final period as Je Jonie hit a trey and Romero added five points.
Romero led the Lady Pirates with 17 points in the game.
Toussaint scored eight points in the quarter, including the two late crucial free throws, to finish with 12 points.
Thibodeaux chipped in 10 points in the game for the Lady Cats.
Eunice travels to Bell City 6 p.m. today.
St. Ed’s 64, Basile 44
BASILE – The St. Edmund Lady Jays opened their basketball season Tuesday with a 64-44 win over rival Basile.
The Lady Jays exploded for a 25-8 first quarter run, sparked by nine points from Kinsley Marcantel.
Mary Beth Lafleur chipped in eight points in the period.
Basile regrouped for an 18-16 battle in the second period, led by six points from Frida Alvarez and five points from Henley Lejeune.
Lafleur scorched the nets for 12 points in the quarter, including two treys as the Lady Jays took a 41-26 advantage into the locker room.
St. Edmund pushed forward with a 14-7 run in the third period, aided by five points each from Anna Belle Fontenot and Lafleur.
Basile won the fourth quarter, 11-9, as Lainey Soileau chipped in six points.
Soileau led Basile with 15 points, while Alvaarez added 12 points and Lejeune contributed nine points.
Lafleur finished with 27 points to lead all scorers.
Marcantel chipped in 13 points, while Fontenot added nine points.