Eagles rout Gueydan 90-16

Central Catholic’s T.J. Ruffin prepares to shoot during the Eagles’ contest against Gueydan Thursday. Central Catholic eased past Gueydan, 90-16. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

I was very pleased with the effort the guys played with (Thursday).

The Central Catholic Eagles coasted past the Gueydan Bears, 90-16, in District 7-1A action Thursday.
The Eagles, who actually trailed 3-0 initially after Gueydan’s Colton Woods hit a 3-pointer, scored 29 of the first quarter’s next 32 points for a 29-6 lead after the first quarter.
Central Catholic, who began substituting reserves in the first quarter, outscored Gueydan 27-0 in the second quarter for a 56-6 halftime lead.
The Eagles extended their lead to 79-16 after three quarters before outscoring Gueydan 11-0 in the final period.
Tyler Hoffpauir and Jalen Johnson each scored 18 points for Central Catholic, while Nicholas Case scored 16.
Other top contributors included Samarick Paul, eight; Cedric Gant, seven; Garret LeBlanc, six; Stefano Guarisco, five; T.J. Ruffin, four; and Blake Byrne and Charlie Solar, three apiece.
Emit Richard led Gueydan with five points.
Central Catholic (11-8 overall, 5-1 in district action) will return to action tonight when it hosts Highland Baptist in district play. Junior varsity boys will begin at 5 p.m., while varsity boys’ play will follow the girls’ 6 p.m. contest.
Patterson tops E.D. White
Patterson picked up a District 9-3A win Thursday in Thibodaux with a 62-52 win.
While Patterson led 17-7 after the first quarter and 33-18 at the half, E.D. White outscored the Lumberjacks 33-29 in the second half for the final.
“I was very pleased with the effort the guys played with (Thursday),” Patterson coach Ryan Taylor said. “We did a good job of keeping pressure on them both offensively and defensively. We relaxed a little in the second half and allowed E.D. White to get into a rhythm which caused it to turn into a dogfight at the end. But the guys did a good job of keeping their composure and executing at the end.”
Nehemiah Augustus led Patterson with 15 points, while Dontrell Benjamin scored 14 and Jedric Gunner, 10. Other top contributors included Larry Turner, seven; and Taylan Grogan and Kenneth Washington, six apiece.
Patterson (11-4, 1-1) will return to action today when it hosts Berwick in a district contest. The junior varsity boys’ game has been cancelled, so action will begin with the varsity girls’ contest at 6 p.m. and varsity boys to follow at 7 p.m.
Morgan City falls to
Vandebilt Catholic
Vandebilt Catholic outscored Morgan City 30-19 in the second half for a 47-33 District 7-4A win in Morgan City Thursday.
While the Terriers led just 17-14 at halftime, they outscored Morgan City 16-10 in the third quarter and 14-9 in the fourth.
Marquise Green led Morgan City with 16 points, while Jaylen Jones scored seven; Clifton Escort, four; and Abram Hartley, three.
Morgan City (1-16, 0-2) will return to action today when it travels to Napoleonville to face Assumption. The boys’ varsity contest will follow the girls’ 6 p.m. game.
Additional reporting by KBZE 105.9 FM.

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