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Lady Bengals celebrate championship

It was fitting that the father of LSU Eunice’s head softball coach would speak to the crowd waiting to celebrate the Lady Bengals’ 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II championship.
Former major league baseball pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee was the main speaker at the annual LSU-Eunice Hall of Fame Gala held Saturday night.
Lee praised his son, Andy and the entire Lady Bengal team as LSUE won its fourth title.
“I didn’t go out to break any one’s record, I just played,” he said.

Bobcats sweep district rival Bears

The Eunice High Lady Bobcats jumped out to a 15-11 lead after one quarter on their way to a 66-39 victory over the Church Point High Lady Bears in District 5-3A basketball action Friday nigth at the Bobcat gym.
Coach Wayne Fontenot’s Lady Bobcats extended their lead to 38-15 at the half thanks to a dominating 23-4 second quarter aginst the Lady Bears.
Sophomore Stacie White led the second quarter scoring for the Lady Cats with 14 points.
Freshman Shania Toussaint added six points in the same quarter.

Hurricanes sweep Jays

North Central moved another step closer to another pair of district titles with a sweep over St. Edmund.
The Lady Hurricanes (20-5, 4-0) rolled to a 74-41 win, while the Hurricanes cruised to a 66-24 victory.
The Lady Jays battled to an early 6-6 tie, sparked by baskets from Allison Lafleur along with a jumper by Camille Leger and a put-back by Abby Miller.
North Central responded with a 10-0 run before Maggie Larriviere scored underneath for the Lady Jays.

Lady Bengals ready for repeat

Saturday the Lady Bengal sophomores will get their rings as 2016 NJCAA Division II softball national champions.
“I hope they stay hungry and want another one.” LSUE head coach Andy Lee said.
“We have won it four times in the last six years and I feel this could be another good year.
“I think they are hungry and I feel they are talented enough to get back (to the world series).”
In 2011, the Lady Bengals won their first national championship and LSUE finished as runners-up in 2012.

Blue Jays split with WCA

The St. Edmund Lady Jays stayed in the hunt for the District 5-1A title with a 60-49 win over Westminster Christian Acadmey.
St. Edmund (7-13 overall, 3-1 in district) entertains North Central )19-5, 3-0) 6 p.m. tonight for the district lead.
WCA (5-8. 2-1) grabbed an early 8-7 lead before the Lady Jays controlled the remainder of the contest.
Camille Leger scored four points inside and Gabby Fontenot hit a trey to help the Lady Jays’ first quarter scoring.

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