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Eunice falls in district opener

The Eunice Lady Cats fell in the District 4-4A opener to North Vermilion, 49-42.
Eunice got on the board first with a layup from Shanyia Toussaint.
North Vermilion made their first basket with 4:45 left to go in the first quarter.
Leah Walker drained a deep three-pointer to take the lead at 7-6 with three minutes left to go in the first quarter.
The action went back and forth as North Vermilion’s Kennedy Trahan sank a layup to put the Patriots up 8-7 with 25 seconds left in the first quarter.

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Class 4-A All-State list released

Although their roads didn’t end where they had hoped entering the Class 4A state football playoffs, both Neville defensive back Andrew Cagle and Lakeshore quarterback Christian Westcott had seasons their respective schools will be talking about for quite some time.
As a result, Cagle was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Defensive Most Valuable Player in 4A, and Westcott was the Offensive MVP.

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Marcantel earns All-State honors

Longtime rivals Oak Grove and Ouachita Christian accomplished the rarest of feats in bringing two state championships to District 2-1A.
Both combined for 11 first-team selections to the Class 1A All-State team voted by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Class 1A state champion Oak Grove led the way with seven players on the first team.

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Bobcats fall in Northwest's Holiday tourney

PRAIRIE RONDE – Ville Platte exploded for 36 points in the third period to break open a close game as the Bulldogs rolled to a 80-61 win over the Eunice Bobcats in Northwest High’s Holiday tournament.
Ville Platte opened the game with a 14-13 first quarter lead, sparked by six points from Terrian Roy.
Treylon Cooper led the Bobcats with five points and Shaun Hudson added four points.
Eunice responded with a 19-10 run in the second period to push ahead, 32-24 at the break.
Simeon Ardoin led the Bobcats seven points, while Cooper chipped in six points.

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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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