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Ville Platte point guard Jahmal Byers (2) tries to dribble past two Lake Arthur defenders after getting a screen from teammate Ernest Roberts (4). Ville Platte fell to the Tigers for their first district loss of the year. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

Claw marks

LAKE ARTHUR -- The No. 2 ranked Ville Platte Bulldogs hit the road Friday night against the No. 5 ranked Lake Arthur Tigers in hopes of keeping their undefeated district season alive.

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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