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Free throws help Houma Christian beat E.D. White

E.D. White's Stephen LeBouef tries to go around Houma Christian's Guy Campbell during Tuesday's nondistrict basketball game in Thibodaux. (Photo by Christian Lovell/Correspondent)

When one team is making their free throws, and the other isn’t getting to the line, the outcome is usually predictable.

And so it was Tuesday, as Houma Christian took a 48-46 win over E.D. White in a nondistrict matchup.

The Cardinals put the Warriors into the double bonus in both halves, while Houma Christian played cleanly enough to avoid putting the Cardinals on the line.

“It’s not about refereeing,” E.D. White coach Jonathan Kiefe said. “It’s obviously something we’re not doing very well. We got the ball inside well, but we missed a couple of layups and that came back to haunt us.”

The Cardinals jumped out to an 8-2 lead, but the Warriors came back to end the quarter on a 14-4 run for a 16-13 lead after one.

E.D. White (2-5) committed their seventh foul with 32 seconds left in the first quarter, putting Houma Christian into the bonus, and the Warriors took advantage, going 7-of-9 in the second quarter for a 30-20 halftime lead.

“We’ve got a bunch of guys who are learning to play this game,” Houma Christian coach Freddie Frye said. “And it’s always difficult when you come into somebody else’s house. Because E.D. White is very disciplined. I used to play here, and I know it’s all about discipline. But this was a good win.”

Houma Christian (4-3) led 40-33 at the end of the third quarter.

Nate Frye led the Warriors with 19 points. Keamon Simms had 11. Logan Gravois led E.D. White with 20 points, while Stephen LeBouef had 14.



At Thibodaux, the Lady Cardinals put four players in double figures as E.D. White took an easy non-district win over the Lady Warriors.

Genna Larose led E.D. White (5-4) with 16, followed by Emily Weimer with 12, Micahe Jones with 11, and Jordan Gros with 10 points.

The Lady Cardinals employed a full court press that Houma Christian (1-2) simply could not deal with.

“(The press) is something we’ve been living on early in the season,” E.D. White coach Darrin Fontz said. “We think we’re quick enough, and obviously with our lack of size, we think we have the energy to press most teams, shake them up a little bit, and tonight it worked just like we drew it up.”

Hannah Naquin led Houma Christian with six points.