Prep Basketball Report
Mon. January 07, 2013 at 10:52 a.m. | By Brent St. Germain/Sports Editor
GAMES OF THE WEEK
For the past few weeks, the only teams competing in district play were in 7-5A.
That is about to change as district play begins this week for the remaining local teams.
District 8-4A play tips off on Tuesday as Ellender travels to Assumption and Vandebilt Catholic hosts South Terrebonne. On Friday, Assumption is at South Terrebonne and Ellender hosts Morgan City.
In District 7-3A, E.D. White opens at home against Brusly on Tuesday and travels to Donaldsonville on Friday. St. James travels to Port Allen in its district opener on Tuesday and hosts Brusly on Friday.
Houma Christian's District 10-1A opener against Crescent City is scheduled for Friday in Metairie.
District play continues in 7-5A Tuesday (South Lafourche at Central Lafourche, Terrebonne at H.L. Bourgeois and Thibodaux at Westgate) and Friday (Thibodaux at Terrebonne, South Lafourche at New Iberia and Westgate at Central Lafourche).
Also on Friday, H.L. Bourgeois will host Vandebilt in a boys nondistrict game.
GIRLS TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Terrebonne Lady Tigers continued their winning ways in District 7-5A last week. The Lady Tigers (12-8 overall, 3-0 in district) opened the week with a 38-32 win over South Lafourche on Wednesday and added a 69-52 win over Central Lafourche on Friday.
BOYS TEAM OF THE WEEK
The South Lafourche Tarpons opened District 7-5A play last week with a pair of impressive home wins. On Wednesday, the Tarpons (11-6 overall, 2-0 in district) rolled to a 55-39 win over Terrebonne and followed it up with a 65-57 win over Westgate on Friday to extend their winning streak to four games.
STARS OF THE WEEK
--Terrebonne's Darian Dees scored a game-high 22 points in Friday's District 7-5A win over Central Lafourche.
--Vandebilt's Shakira Harding scored 13 points and made four free throws in the final moments to help seal Thursday's win over McDonough 35.
--Ellender's Sky Jasper scored 15 points in a win over Central Catholic-Morgan City on Friday.
--Central Lafourche's Saterria Lawson scored 30 points in a win over Hanson Memorial on Wednesday.
--South Lafourche's Treavon Evans scored 25 points in Friday's win over Wesgate.
--Houma Christian's Nate Frye scored 19 points in Thursday's win over E.D. White.
--Thibodaux's Trevon Cole scored 22 points in Friday's win over South Terrebonne.
--St. James' Jared Wiggins scored 19 points in Fridays' win over Baker.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
We're learning how to win and we're breaking in some new guys who haven't played varsity at all. A couple of them got starts (Friday). We had trouble scoring against South Lafourche (Wednesday). We changed some different things and we worked hard on being able to get the ball to our playmakers in certain spots. We're not a 3-point shooting team. We need to get the ball inside in the paint and finish, so that's what we worked on." —Terrebonne coach Derek Szush said following Friday's win over Central Lafourche.