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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.

Hornets sweep Blue Jays

Catholic HIgh of Pointe Coupee grabbed a key District 5-1A sweep over St. Edmund Friday night.
St. Edmund’s Gabby Fontenot drilled a pair of treys early to give the Lady Jays a 6-0 advantage but CHPC answered with three pointers from Kennedi Broussard and Jolie Thibodeaux.
Abby Miller scored for the Lady Jays before Emily Cazayoux scored for the Lady Hornets.
Maggie Larriviere added a bucket to give the Lady Jays a 10-8 lead before a late free throw by CHPC’s Maggie Lambert closed the gap to one point.

Lady Bengals release schedule

The defending softball national champion LSU Eunice Lady Bengal softball team released its2017 schedule this week.
“I was looking to get a few more home games but it looks like we are playing 75 percent of our games on the road,” LSUE head coach said. “That should toughen us up as we go through early season challenges.”
The Lady Bengals open the season at the Galveston College Tournament during the last weekend in January.

Lady Cats open district with win

The Eunice High Lady Bobcats opened District 5-3A play with a 62-35 victory over the Port Barre Lady Red Devils in basketball action Monday night at the Bobcat gym.
The Lady Cats managed an 11-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, with sophomore Stacie White leading the scoring with seven points.
Eunice would pull away in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Red Devils by a 23-12 margin.
Leah Walker had six points and White added five to lead the Lady Cats in scoring in the quarter to take a 34-12 lead.

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