David versus Goliath.
That is how Eunice head coach Andre Vige explained Friday’s Class 4-A showdown against No. 2 Edna Karr.
“Our guys know the challenge that is ahead of them,” Vige said. “We have played in big games but we haven’t faced this giant before.
“We know this is a tall task and a steep mountain to climb,” the coach said. “But we are going to start at the bottom of the hill and try to work our way to the top and see what happens.
“I know our guys will keep fighting and not give up.”
David versus Goliath.
CROWLEY – It was a sweep for St. Edmund basketball Monday as the Jays grabbed a pair of win over Notre Dame.
The Lady Jays trailed St. Edmund’s Rebecca Benoit hit a bucket at the buzzer as St. Edmund earned a 36-34 win over the Lady Pioneers.
Notre Dame (3-3) jumped out to a 10-7 first quarter lead, sparked by four points from Kelsey Broussard.
Benoit scored four points in the opening quarter and Mary Beth Lafleur chipped in a trey for the Lady Jays.
BELLE CHASSE – The No. 10 Bobcats advanced to the quarterfinals for the second time in three years as Eunice rolled to a 35-0 win over No. 26 Belle Chasse.
Eunice (6-2) will play host to No 2 Edna Karr 6-1), 70-19 winners over No. 15 Istrouma.
“I thought it was complete team performance for us,” Eunice head coach Andre Vige said. “We won in all three phases.”
The Bobcats have out scored their opponents 71-0 in the 2020 playoffs.
Eunice held the Cardinals on the game’s opening drive to force a Belle Chasse punt.
In Nick Trosclair’s first season as the Blue Jays’ head basketball coach, St. Edmund finished 12-12 overall, 3-2 in District 5-1A.
“Last year there wasn’t a lot of expectations,” Trosclair said. “They hadn’t won many games prior to last season.”
The six previous seasons, the Blue Jays garnered 16 total wins.
St. Edmund opens the season Monday at Notre Dame before participating in the Northside Christian tournament that tips off on Thursday.
“We had some success last season so the minimum expectation is to match that this year,” the coach said.
ELTON – The Lady Jays jumped out to a 12-5 first quarter lead Thursday night as St. Edmund grabbed a 52-40 win over Elton.
Mary Beth Lafleur drilled two treys, Greta Miller added two buckets and Savannah DeVillier hit tow free throws to help the Lady Jays’ early lead.
Victoria Woods scored three points and Mariah Lemoine added a bucket for the Lady Indians’ first quarter points.
St. Ed’s out scored Elton 13-9 in the second quarter as the Lady Jays took a 25-14 advantage into the intermission.