By Tom Dodge
Oberlin grabbed a sweep over St. Edmund Friday as the Lady Tigers earned a 61-42 win over the Lady Jays before the Tigers battled to a 63-47 win over the Blue Jays in the finale.
The Lady Tigers (7-12, 2-2) jumped out to a 16-7 first quarter advantage including an 8-2 run to open the game.
The Lady Jays (7-10, 1-3) closed the margin to 11-7 on a free throw by Mary Beth Lafleur and an inbounds bucket from Savannah DeViller.
Oberlin finished the period with a lay-up and a three-pointer at the buzzer by Kristian Anderson.
By Tom Dodge
OPELOUSAS – The No. 2 seed Eunice Lady Bobcats went 0-2 in the St. Landry Parish basketball tournament held this past weekend at Opelousas High.
In the opener, Northwest exploded for a 31-10 first quarter run as the Lady Raiders cruised to 82-14 win.
With a bucket by Jesslyn Reed and another by Stacie White, the Lady Cats closed the gap to 15-4 midway through the quarter.
White hit a jumper to pull Eunice closer, 22-6.
White later converted a three-point play with 1:43 remaining as Lady Cats closed the margin to 24-10.
The Bobcats opened the 2017 season at 1-4 and finished with a 5-6 overall record after an opening round playoff loss to Berwick.
Heading into this season, Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair was concerned about facing a daunting schedule with a young team, but as the season progressed, Eunice’s only losses came to district rivals Church Point and Iota.
OPELOUSAS – The annual St. Landry Parish basketball tournament tips off today at the Opelousas High gym.
North Central is the top seed on both the boys and girls brackets.
The tournament begins at 3:30 p.m. as the No. 3 Northwest Lady Raiders (3-4) face the No. 6 Port Barre Lady Devils (1-1).
The No. 4 Opelousas Lady Tigers (8-3) then take on the No. 5 Beau Chene Lady Gators (0-8) at 4 p.m.
The No. 5 Eunice Bobcats (1-4) will battle No. 4 Port Barre (2-3) at 5:30 p.m. in the first boys game of the tournament.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Eunice News sports writer John Burson and sports editor Tom Dodge combined for this story.
NEW ORLEANS – It may be difficult to say defense wins championships after Eunice High’s 59-47 victory over Sterlington Friday in the Class 3-A title game.
But Bobcat head coach Paul Trosclair said the defense was the key to the win as the Bobcats (13-2) slowed down the Panthers (12-3) in the second half to give the offense a chance.
“I thought we’d have a problem stopping them, but I didn’t know we’d have to score so many points to win,” Troslcair said.