Prep Basketball Report


GAMES OF THE WEEK

Area high school basketball teams will be taking today and Sunday off for the Christmas holiday.

But several teams will return to action on Wednesday at tournaments throughout the state. Vandebilt Catholic will travel to Lafayette for the St. Thomas Moore Sunkist Shooutout, while the Plaquemine Tournament will feature four teams — Assumption, St. James, Thibodaux and Terrebonne.

These tournaments are scheduled to conclude on Saturday.

Thursday's action is highlighted by a pair of local tournaments — the E.D. White Cardinal Classic (boys tournament) and the Assumption's Lady Mustang Tournament (girls tournament).

The Cardinal Classic, a three-day round-robin tournament, features three local teams — E.D. White, South Lafourche and H.L. Bourgeois. The two-day Lady Mustang Tournament also follows a round-robin format and features Assumption, E.D. White and Thibodaux.

Some of the other local teams competing in tournaments are Vandebilt girls (Vermillion Catholic tournament), Terrebonne girls (Central Catholic tournament) and Central Lafourche boys and South Terrebonne boys (at East Ascension Tournament).

GIRLS TEAM OF THE WEEK

The Assumption Lady Mustangs improved to 8-5 overall with wins over St. Martin's Episcopal (38-32) and H.L. Bourgeois (46-34) last week.

BOYS TEAM OF THE WEEK

The H.L. Bourgeois Braves (11-3 overall) extended their winning streak to four games with wins over Central Lafourche (95-66) in the District 7-5A opener and Ellender (74-68 in overtime) last week.

STARS OF THE WEEK

GIRLS

-- Terrebonne's Waneka Robinson scored 18 points against Westgate in the District 7-5A opener.

--  Thibodaux's Elise Plaisance scored a game-high 21 points in Friday's loss.

--  H.L. Bourgeois' Shannon Jones scored 27 points to lead the Lady Braves past Central Lafourche in their District 7-5A opener.

--  Central Lafourche's Trudy Adams scored 12 points in Thursday's win.

BOYS

--  St. James' Jared Wiggins scored 14 points to lead the Wildcats past West St. John at the Lionel Ezidore Classic.

-- Covenant Christian's Romel Edwards scored the game-winning basket in the final seconds of Friday's win over Phoenix. Edwards finished with 10 points.

--   Vandebilt Catholic's Lionheart Leslie scored a game-high 21 points, including 13 in the third quarter, in Friday's win over E.D. White Catholic.

--  South Lafourche's Treavon Evans scored 16 points in last week's loss to Ellender.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"What it really took was me having three heart attacks at halftime after having to yell and scream to get us ready, but as a coach you have to do what you've got to do. They responded at halftime. We stopped giving them so many points on free throws in the second half." — H.L. Bourgeois coach Andrew Caillouet on his reaction at halftime during the Braves win over the Central Lafourche Trojans.