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Jamborees kick off baseball, softball seasons

The baseball and softball seasons are approaching as area teams participate in jamborees this week.
The 2020 Perry Pitre Ford baseball jamboree will be held at both Bobcat Field and Blue Jay Field.
The junior varsity jamboree will be held Friday at both fields.
At 3 p.m., Mamou will take on Opelousas Catholic at EHS.
Iota will take on Sacred Heart of Ville Platte at 4:30 p.m., while the Bobcats will face Ascension Episcopal at 6 p.m.

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Blue Jays roll past UA Lions, 64-50

The Blue Jays jumped out to a 19-4 first quarter lead as St. Edmund earned a 64-50 win Tuesday over University Academy of Central Louisiana.
The Lions scored first, but the Blue Jays answered with a 13-0 surge including seven points from Easten Coleman.
University Academy then scored on a put-back bucket to close the gap to 13-4 with 2:10 left in the period.
St. Ed’s finished the quarter with a 6-0 run, aided by buckets from Coleman and Alex Fontenot to go with free throws by Alex Dupre and Henry Brown.
Coleman led the Jays in the period with nine points.

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Bobcats fall to Red Devils

In their final home game of the season Tuesday, the Eunice Bobcats fell 53-50 to the Port Barre Red Devils.
Port Barre got it started early in the first quarter with three three-pointers from Glen Pickney, Mehkai Franklin and J.T. Pickney. Frank Lazare also knocked down two free-throws also.
Eunice’s Terance Shilow responded with a 3-pointer of his own along with two shots made by Dedrick Vigers.
After a made layup by Fred Guillory the score was set at 13-9 with Port Barre in the lead.

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Kinsley Marcantel, Alex Dupre and Kennedy Fruge

Blue Jays win 2-OT thriller

The Blue Jays outscored Loreauville 10-4 in the second overtime as St. Edmund battled to a 56-50 win over the Tigers.
With the score tied 46-46 after the first over time, the Jays sealed the win as Kieran Davis opened with a free throw, Alex Dupre scored three points and Easten Coleman added two buckets in the lane for the six-point win.
Loreauville’s Zy Alexander hit a trey will 11 seconds left in regulation to send the game in to overtime.
Both teams added four points in the first overtime, including a last second shot by LHS’ Collen Jacob to force a 42-42 tie.

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Lady Jays roll past Opelousas Catholic

By Tom Dodge
Sports Editor
The Lady Jays exploded for 21 third quarter points as St. Edmund rallied for a 54-42 win Tuesday over Opelousas Catholic.
St. Edmund (13-11 overall, 4-1 in District 5-1A) closes the regular season at home against Mamou Friday on Senior Night.
Opelousas Catholic (16-10 overall, 3-2 in District 5-1A) opened with a 16-12 first quarter lead, aided by nine points from Briley Major.
Savannah DeVillier scored the first four points for the Lady Jays and Mary Beth Lafleur followed with three points as St. Ed’s forced a 10-10 tie.

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