The first game of the day had Erath’s Lady Bobcats taking on the Lady Bearcats of Basile for the fourth place trophy, with Basile taking home the hardware after a 40-26 victory.
The Lady Bobcats were on top early, after scrambling there way to a 12-4 first-quarter advantage.
But, what had been a lethargic Basile effort in the first period became physical and fast-paced, as the shots that were dropping for Erath in the first stopped falling.
Basile, on the other hand, found the bottom of the bucket constantly, out-scoring Erath 16-2 in the second and 14-4 in the third.
A 10-4 advantage in the fourth could not help the Lady Bobcats overtake their opponents.
Megan Norris led Erath with 10 points. Sydney Richardelle scored five points, Alaina Harrington and Caitlin Domingues each scored four points and Alexis Harrington scored three points.
VC (boys) .................72
It was raining threes in the the semifinal matchup between the host Eagles and District 8-1A rival Gueydan Bears, but in the end VC won a thriller 72-61.
Eagle Emile Chiasson started things off with a long trey in the opening seconds, a portend of things to come, as the game would 17 scored threes.
Gueydan’s Trevor Derouen immediately answered with a three for the Bears, and a scoring bonanza ensued.
VC’s Joey Faulk and Chiasson combined for six, first-half treys, while Bears Marquis Victoria and Derouen combined for six of their own. The Eagles clung to a 39-34 lead at the half.
The Eagles crept away in the second half, mainly due to a 19-12 third quarter advantage, but both teams fought it out to the end.
VC head coach Sean Comeaux said his boys earned the win, but that it was nice to see Gueydan playing so well.
“It’s a good thing because it makes our district more competitive,” said Comeaux.
Chiasson led the Eagles with 27 points. Joey Faulk was next for VC with 16 points, Drake Broussard had 11 points, Blair Landry got eight points, Brennan Gallet got seven and Aaron David got three points.
GHS’ Derouen had ended up with 24 points to lead the Bears. Victoria had 20 points, Quintan Martin had eight points, Darrien Atkins got seven points and Casin Reed had two points.
VC moved on to play in the championship game against Loreauville on Thursday night. Results were unavailable as of press time.
VC (girls) .................33
VC’s Lady Eagles looked to be headed to the championship game for three quarters Wednesday night, but a stunning fourth quarter comeback put Carencro in Thursday night’s girls’ final.
Carencro put up 17 points to VC’s nine in the last period to secure the win.
VC freshman Ashailee Brailee led the Lady Eagles with 15 points. Sophomores Katie Frith and Kaylen Collins had eight points each, while Mikhyla Campbell contributed two points.
The Lady Eagles went on to play Abbeville’s Lady Wildcats on Thursday to decide third place. Look for results in Sunday’s Abbeville Meridional.
In Wednesday’s first semifinal game, 4A Vandebilt Catholic led Abbeville’s Lady Wildcats throughout in a tough and physical contest.
Vandebilt doubled Abbeville up 12-6 in the first, but the Lady Wildcats came back with a 7-0 run to take a 13-12 lead to start the third.
Vandy stiffened, however, and would never trail again.
Elaina Baytop led the Lady Wildcats with 10 points. Dyantae Perkins scored nine points, Derrian Nolan added eight points, Arrayia Starland scored five points and Bianca Levy scored two points.
The Lady Wildcats moved over to the consolation bracket. They played VC’s Lady Eagles in a hometown rivalry game and battle for third place in the tournament. Look for results in Sunday’s Abbeville Meridional and online Friday at vermiliontoday.com.