Berwick, Central Catholic win girls' games

Staff Report

The Berwick Lady Panthers picked up their first win of the 2012-13 season with a 33-18 non-district win against Covenant Christian on the road Tuesday.

Abigail Ohlin and Khadijah Johnson led Berwick with eight and seven points, respectively.

Berwick will return to action Thursday when it opens play in Centerville’s Tournament of the Teche at 3:30 p.m. against Houma Christian.

Central Catholic

wins on the road

Central Catholic won its season opener on the road against Assumption, 57-32, on Tuesday.

The Lady Eagles outscored Assumption in every quarter except the third.

After jumping out to a 14-7 lead after one quarter, the Lady Eagles used a 20-6 second-quarter advantage to take a 34-13 lead into halftime.

Assumption outscored the Lady Eagles, 12-11, in the third quarter for a 45-15 CCHS advantage after three quarters.

Central Catholic responded with a 12-7 fourth-quarter scoring advantage for the final.

Meo Knight led the Lady Eagles with a double-double as she scored 27 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. She also added one block, seven steals and six assists.

Teammate Randi Brown added 10 points, eight rebounds and two steals, while Megan Landry had eight points, an assist and seven rebounds.

Other top Central Catholic contributors included Caroline Byrne, four points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals; Abbie Bergeron, four points, two steals, one assist and two rebounds; and Courtney McGuire, four points and a rebound.

Central Catholic (1-0) will return to action Thursday when it opens play in the Westgate Lady Tiger Classic against Franklin. The game is set for a 5 p.m. tip.

Patterson falls to Lutcher

Patterson dropped its season opener to Lutcher, 54-34, on Tuesday.

While the Lumberjills put up double figures in two of the four quarters, they were never able to outscore Lutcher in any of the four periods. The visitors put up double-figures in three of the four quarters, including 19 in the second period.

Tala Johnson had a double-double for the Lumberjills with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Tiera Butler also reach double figures with 11 points as well as five rebounds and two assists.

Other top Lumberjills’ performers included Nakia Brooks, five points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal; Alex Benjamin, four points, four assists and a steal; and Jamiri Brown, three points and an assist.

Patterson (0-1) will return to action today when it opens play in Westgate’s Lady Tiger Classic.

Opelousas defeats MCHS

Opelousas used a big-third quarter to pull away from Morgan City during non-district action Tuesday in Opelousas.

While Morgan City (2-4) trailed by just two, 25-23, at the half, Opelousas doubled its scoring output up to that point in the contest as it outscored the Lady Tigers, 25-12, in the third period for a 50-35 advantage.

Opelousas concluded the game with a 13-8 fourth quarter advantage.

Sophomore Casey Chenevert led Morgan City with 16 points, one rebound and five steals, while freshman Meya Morse added 15 points, a block, five steals and two assists. Junior Kaylyn Washington added seven points, while senior Tammy Nguyen added seven rebounds.

Morgan City will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Patterson.

Berwick’s boys fall

Covenant Christian defeated Berwick, 64-55, at home in non-district boys’ basketball action Tuesday.

Devin Tabor and Chaz Russo reached double figures for Berwick (1-3) with 15 and 10 points, respectively, while Nicholas Osburn added nine.

The squad will return to action Thursday at 5 p.m. against Morgan City in the opening round of Centerville’s Tournament of the Teche.

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