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Parish tournament starts today

LEBEAU – The annual St. Landry Parish basketball tournament tips off today at North Central.
The No. 2 seed Northwest Raiders face No. 7 Port Barre Red Devils at 2:30 p.m.
The No. 4 Eunice Lady Bobcats will take on No. 6 Port Barre at 4 p.m.
“We should gain much needed playing experience,” Eunice High Lady Bobcats head coach Wayne Fontenot said. “The more court time these girls get, the better we will get.
“With several injuries we were forced to move some players into postitions they were probably a year a way of being ready in,” the coach said.

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Marcantel to play in All-Star game

ALEXANDRIA – The star and his coach will be together one last time on the football field at the second-annual Louisiana Gridiron Football All-Star Game.
Well not exactly together – as Blue Jay senior Peyton Marcantel was selected to play for the Red team and St. Edmund head coach James Shiver will be an assistant for the Blue team.
“It is fun to coach in this kind of game because all of the players are heading to play in college somewhere,” Shiver said. “These are some of the best players from across the state.”

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Rivals Blue Jays, Basile split games

St. Edmund and Basile split games Tuesday as the two rivals faced off in non-district battles.
SEH 66, Basile 52
In the boys action, the St. Edmund Blue Jays exploded for 21 points in the first quarter as St. Ed’s earned a 66-42 win.
Basile’s Keeman Ivory scored the game’s first three points, but the Jays answered with a 15-1 run.
Travis Mondares hit a trey for the Bearcats with two minutes left in the period, but the Blue Jays closed the quarter with a 6-2 run for a 21-9 advantage.
Henry Brown led the Jays with eight points in the first period.

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Eunice places 16 on 4-4A All-District list

The Bobcats finished as co-champions in their first season back in District 4-4A and Eunice placed 16 players on the All-District lists.
Eunice finished the season 9-3 overall, 3-1 in district.
The No. 9 Bobcats opened the playoffs with a 35-27 win over No. 24 Plaquemine before falling in a 8-7 heartbreaker at No. 8 Bastrop.
District co-champions No. 21 Rayne (6-5, 3-1) lost in the opening round to No. 12 Northwood Shreveport, 7-6.
North Vermilion went 5-6 overall, 2-2 in district as the No. 25 Patriots lost to Bastrop 56-14 in the first round.

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Blue Jays, Lady Jays suffer defeats

LOREAUVILLE – Turnovers and missed free throws were costly for St. Edmund as Loreauville earned a 47-34 win over the Blue Jays.
The Tigers (2-2) held a slim 11-10 advantage after the first quarter but started to pull away with a 13-8 second period run.
Nathan Butler led LHS with six points in the first period, while Karon Jean Louis pushed in four points in the second period.
St. Ed’s Kieran Davis opened with six points, while Easton Coleman added five points in the second frame.

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