Second-half rally pushes Terrebonne boys past South Terrebonne in basketball jamboree


BOURG — Terrebonne High rallied from a six-point second-half deficit to defeat South Terrebonne 33-29 on Thursday night to conclude the Terrebonne Parish Boys Basketball Jamboree.

The Tigers were powered by a 12-0 run in the exhibition. The teams played two 10-minute periods in preparation for the regular season which begins on Monday.

Deshaun Diggs led the Terrebonne effort with 11 points, followed by Brylon Robertson (seven points) and Erin Harris (six points). The Gators were led by Chandler Arceneaux with 10 points and Patrick Wilson with eight.

The first half went back-and-forth between the squads. Consecutive baskets by Arceneaux to start the game gave the Gators an early lead. Terrebonne responded with seven straight to go up 7-4.

Wilson nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to tie the game at 9 and hit a free throw late in the period to put the Gators ahead 12-11 at halftime.

The Gators built their biggest lead on Damien Charles’ lone bucket to go up 20-14 early in the second period.

“I’m pleased with three-quarters of the game, we did the things we practiced well,” Gators coach David Neal said. “In the latter part of the game we got very disorganized. We need to put together an entire game.”

Terrebonne answered with 12 straight points — a combined 10 by Diggs and Robertson — to go in front 26-20.

“When we mixed and matched lineups, we found one that worked,” Tigers coach Derek Szush. “We started pressuring the ball a little bit more then dropped into a zone to throw a different look at them.”

The Tigers would never relinquish the lead, but South Terrebonne chipped away. With 40 seconds remaining Jarian Sauceberry stroked a 3-pointer, bring the Gators within one at 30-29.

After Diggs made a free throw, a Tigers double team forced Sauceberry to step on the out-of-bounds line. In frustration, Sauceberry slammed the ball, drawing a technical foul. Diggs sealed the win a pair of free throws.

For Neal, the biggest takeaway from the jamboree was that the Gators need to improve their free-throw shooting.

“We shot poorly from the foul line. We didn’t even get to 50 percent,” he said. “That’s unacceptable.”

For Szush, who lost seven seniors from last year’s team, the jamboree was about trying to find a lineup that can mesh well on the court.

“We’ve got three practices before our first game on Monday,” he said. “We still have a lot to figure out before we play an actual basketball game that counts.”

 

H.L. BOURGEOIS 52,

ELLENDER 38 (BOYS)

In Game 2 of the jamboree, the Braves led from start to finish and took a 25-17 advantage into halftime.

The H.L. Bourgeois attack was led by Marlon Bonvillian with 13 points, Isaac Allridge with 12 points and Ocean Jasper with nine points.

The Patriots were led by Cameron Parafait with 15 points and Leland Alexander with eight.

 

HOUMA CHRISTIAN 36,

VANDEBILT CATHOLIC 33 (BOYS)

In Game 1 of the jamboree, the Warriors jumped out to a 19-4 halftime lead and held on for the victory.

Nate Frye led Houma Christian with 20 points, while Guy Campbell had seven.

The Terriers stormed back in the second half behind 3-pointers from Peyton Barrios (14 points) and tough layups by Malcolm Wolfe (nine points). However a 3-point attempt by Barrios to tie the game as the final buzzer sounded fell short.