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Pine Prairie forward Kyler Carson (20) looks to dribble past an Iota defender as he gets a screen from teammate JJ Sims. Pine Prairie improved to 19-7 overall and 5-1 in District 5-3A as they defeated the Bulldogs 63-62. Carson contributed nine points in the winning effort. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Heart stopper

IOTA -- In a heart stopping thriller, the Pine Prairie Panthers scored nine of the last 12 points over the final 2:18 to take a 63-62 win over the Iota Bulldogs Friday night.

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Pine Prairie’s Kameron Allen (13) attempts to steal the ball away from an Iota player in their district contest Friday night. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Lady Panthers unable to produce enough points in loss

IOTA -- Despite taking an early lead, the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers were unable to sustain much offense over the final three quarters in a 36-26 loss to the Iota Lady Bulldogs Friday night.

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The Sacred Heart defensive unit including Lauren Shipp (22), Amanda Bergeron (25), Anna Claire Parrott (15), Olivia Hernandez (34) and Blaire Lafleur (12) get ready to defend their goal against Opelousas Catholic Tuesday night. Opelousas Catholic slipped by the Lady Trojans 42-34 Tuesday night. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Unable to defend

VILLE PLATTE -- Even though the Sacred Heart Trojans and Lady Trojans put up a great defense oN their home territory, the Opelousas Catholic Vikings and Lady Vikings raided the Halls of Troy and ca


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