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Westlake downs Lady Bobcats

WESTLAKE – The Lady Bobcats’ basketball season ended Thursday as Westlake grabbed a 67-52 win over Eunice High.
The Lady Rams (17-9)jumped out to a 2-19 first quarter, sparked by 11 points from Jada Gassaway.
Eunice senior Stacie White began the game with eight points in the period, including two three-pointers.
Jesslyn Reed hit a free throw for the only other Lady Cat point in the period.
Eunice (16-12) regrouped in the second frame to get back in the game with a 20-6 scoring barrage.

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Lady Jays advance to regionals

It was a feisty finish as St. Edmund battled to a 45-32 win over rival Sacred Heart of Ville Platte Thursday in the opening round of the LHSAA Division IV girls basketball playoffs.
The No. 16 Lady Jays (11-17) travel to No. 1 seed Lafayette Christian Academy (29-5) for a 6:30 p.m. Monday regional round contest.
The defenses dominated the game game early as the Lady Jays took a 7-6 advantage into the second quarter.
Kinsley Marcantel led St. Ed’s with four points in the period, while Savanah DeVillier added three points.

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Blue Jays, Bobcats host Perry Pitre Ford jamboree

The annual Perry Pitre Ford baseball jamboree will be held this weekend at both Bobcat and Blue Jay fields.
The junior varsity/freshman jamboree will be held Friday, while the varsity squads will square off on Saturday.
At Eunice High, Teurlings Catholic will face Notre Dame in a freshman game at 4 p.m.
The two schools will play again at 5:30 p.m. in a junior varsity game.
Eunice will take on Ascension Episcopal at 7 p.m.
At St. Edmund, Mamou and Opelousas Catholic will face each other at 4 p.m., followed by Iota-Sacred Heart of Ville Platte at 5:30 p.m.

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Girls basketball playoffs begin

The girls basketball playoffs begin today with several local teams fighting to advance to the LHSAA state championships to be held Feb.25 to March 2 at Rapides Coliseum in Alexandria.
In Division IV, No. 16 St. Edmund (10-17) will emtertain rival No. 17 Sacred Heart of Ville Platte (8-16) at 6 p.m. today at Lady Jay gym.
Last season, the Lady Jays cruised to a 55-21 win over St. Frederick in the bi-district before falling to No. 2 Houma Christian (74-40).
In Class 3-A, No. 17 Eunice (16-11) will travel to No. 16 Westlake (16-9) for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off today.

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Bobcats battle on Senior Night

It was battle between rivals as the Bobcats faced the Raiders with 10 Eunice High seniors playing in front of the home crowd for the final time this season.
Northwest jumped out to an early lead, but Eunice High rallied to take a seven-point advantage into the final period.
The Raiders responded with a late rally to grab a 57-52 District 5-3A win over the Bobcats.
Eunice (9-15, 7-6) closes the regular season Friday at Iota.
Northwest began the game with a 10-0 run before Eunice answered with two free throws from Mykal Moore and a dunk by Carlin Vigers.

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