Ville Platte boys, Sacred Heart girls secure victories
It was a great night for two parish teams, as the Ville Platte Bulldogs and the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans each came away with district wins on Friday.
For Ville Platte, a trip to Welsh to face off against the Greyhounds proved fruitful, as they hauled in a 62-49 victory.
With the win, Ville Platte finished out the season with an overall record of 15-11 and a league record of 6-2. The Bulldogs completed the season as District 6-2A runners-up and await the playoff pairing announcement next Sunday to find out who and where they will play in the first round of the post-season.
It was also a tremendous night for Sacred Heart, as the Lady Trojans traveled to Lady Hornet country and took home a 40-30 win over Catholic of Pointe Coupee.
Sacred Heart improved to 6-19 on the year and 3-7 in District 5-1A play. The Lady Trojans will await their playoff fate, as the announcement for the brackets in the 2018 playoffs are told later today.
Here is a recap of those two games.
Ville Platte (B)
It did not seem as if the Bulldogs had a handle on the road game to begin the contest against Welsh. Despite five points from Jamal Byers, including a three-pointer, and free throws from Tyler Jones and Ernest Roberts, Ville Platte trailed 17-11 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter played out a little differently for the two teams. A tremendous defensive effort from the Bulldogs and seven more points from Byers allowed Ville Platte to take over the lead and head into the locker room with a 27-23 advantage.
Welsh did not fade away quietly. The Greyhounds were able to pick up some momentum in the third quarter, out scoring the Bulldogs 15-13. However, Ville Platte turned on the jets in the final period, out pacing Welsh 22-11 to seal the win.
Sacred Heart (G)
vs. Catholic P.C.
Offense did not come easily for both squads in the first quarter, as the two teams combined for only six total points. When the period ended, the Lady Hornets owned a 4-2 lead.
But, the scoreboard lit up in the second quarter, with the Lady Trojans taking control of the game by out scoring Catholic 20-11.
The final two quarters saw Sacred Heart finish the game with an 18-15 advantage