Locals win a game each at MCHS tourney Saturday

Staff Report

MORGAN CITY — Volleyball teams from Morgan City, Berwick and Patterson high schools each won a match during Saturday’s action at Morgan City’s Lady Tiger Classic.

Patterson, competing in the White Division, was the only local team to advance to bracket play. The Lumberjills, who finished runner-up in Pool B, advanced to face Pool A champion Thibodaux.

The squad from Lafourche Parish defeated Patterson in three games, 20-25, 25-12, 15-9.

Thibodaux went on to win the White Division with a 25-17, 25-20 victory against Houma Christian, the runner-up in Pool A who defeated Pool B winner Ellender to advance to the finals.

Patterson finished Saturday with a 1-3 mark and finished the tournament with a 2-3 mark, counting a win Thursday against West St. Mary.

On Saturday, Patterson fell to South Lafourche in three games, 14-25, 25-19, 15-13; and Ellender, 25-14, 25-10; before bouncing back with a 25-12, 25-19 win against South Lafourche.

In Patterson’s loss to South Lafourche, Arian Grogan led the Lumberjills with four aces, 11 points, one kill, one dig, three blocks and two assists, while Kailyn Johnson added four aces, six points, one kill and four assists.

Other top contributors included Gaylen Grogan, one ace, four points, three kills and a dig; Katelyn Thibodeaux, five digs; Rachel Easley, one ace, four points, two kills and two digs; and Tamia Washington, three kills.

Against Ellender, Makayla Ruiz led the Lumberjills with a point, a kill and four digs; Nyria Robinson added two points, a kill and three digs; and Gaylen Grogan, three blocks.

Other top contributors included Arian Grogan, two points, one kill and one block; Johnson, one point, one kill and two assists; Washington, one kill and two digs; and Thibodeaux, four digs.

In the Lumberjills’ win against South Lafourche, Gaylen Grogan led the squad with five kills, three digs and a block, while Easley added three aces, 10 points, one kill and six digs.

Other top contributors included Johnson, four points, two kills, one dig and four assists; Arian Grogan, four points and four kills; Robinson, two points, three kills, two digs and one assist; Jazmin Evans, four points, two digs and four assists; and Thibodeaux, four digs.

Against Thibodaux, Gaylen Grogan led Patterson with two aces, seven points, one kill, three blocks and two digs, while Arian Grogan recorded three aces, six points, two kills, two digs and one block.

Other top contributors included Johnson, one ace, two points, one kill and four assists; and Thibodeaux, six digs.

Patterson (4-6) will return to action today when it travels to face Franklin with action set for a 4 p.m. start.

In the Green Division, Morgan City competed in Pool A where it finished with a 1-3 mark, while Berwick competed in pool play and finished Saturday with a 1-2 mark. Berwick finished the tournament with a 1-3 mark, counting a loss Thursday to Lutcher.

Morgan City fell to Hahnville 25-17, 25-21 and Sam Houston, 25-15, 25-16, before defeating Rayne in three games, 19-25, 25-19, 15-11.

Morgan City closed its tournament play with a 25-22, 25-22 loss to Acadiana.

Berwick began tournament play Saturday with a 25-18, 25-21 win against New Iberia before falling in consecutive matches to Breaux Bridge, 25-22, 25-18; and Riverside, 25-13, 25-18.

“I am very pleased with the progress that we have made this weekend against top competition,” Berwick coach Heather Blanchard said. “I’m so proud of the girls for their hard work and effort thus far. We are looking forward to district play.”

In Green Division bracket play, Pool A runner-up Lutcher defeated Pool B winner Acadiana, 25-14, 25-21 and advanced to the finals against Pool A champion Breaux Bridge. Breaux Bridge advanced to the final game after defeating Pool B runner-up Hahnville, 25-10, 25-22.

Breaux Bridge defeated Lutcher, 25-18, 25-21, to win the Green Division title.

In Morgan City’s loss to Hahnville, Layne Reynaud led the Lady Tigers with two aces, a block assist, 10 assists and three digs; Brandi Ingram contributed one ace, five kills and three digs; and Jaiveianna Jones, four kills, three blocks and a dig.

Other top contributors included Marilynn Bailey, nine digs; Kloé Liner, two kills and five digs; and Cecily Feliciano, a block assist and three digs.

In the Lady Tigers’ match against Sam Houston, Cecily Feliciano recorded four aces and three digs; Jones, six kills; and Liner, three kills, one block and a dig.

Other top contributors included Taylor Prince, six assists and a block assist; Alex Thompson, one block and two digs; and Bailey, three digs.

Against Rayne, Jones had 10 kills, while Savannah Loupe recorded 21 digs and an assist.

Other top contributors included Reynaud, two aces, two kills, 17 assists and two digs; Liner, an ace, four kills and four digs; Prince, one kill and six digs; and Dwanna LeBeau, two aces and two kills.

In the Lady Tigers’ loss to Acadiana, Jones had 13 kills, a block and two digs; Reynaud, three aces, 14 assists and two digs; and Loupe, 12 digs.

Other top contributors included Liner, three kills and five digs; Ingram, three kills; and Bailey, three aces and three digs.

Morgan City (3-9) will return to action today when it hosts South Terrebonne in freshman, junior varsity and varsity play. Action is set to begin at 4 p.m.

In Berwick’s contest against New Iberia, Brie Hill recorded three aces, six kills, three blocks and nine digs; Ashton Morales, three kills, 10 assists and five digs; and Abigail Askew, six kills.

Other top contributors included Hannah Carpenter, one ace, one kill and 11 digs; and Diana Grace Guarisco, one assist and five digs.

Against Breaux Bridge, Morales had four kills, one block, eight assists and four digs; while Hill recorded five kills, two blocks and 11 digs.

Other top contributors included Carpenter, two aces and eight digs; and Maddie Gray, one ace, three kills and two digs.

In the Lady Panthers’ contest against Riverside, Hill had seven kills, 10 digs and three blocks; Morales, 15 assists and two blocks; and Askew and McKenzie Baumgartner, three kills apiece.

Berwick (7-6) will return to action today when it hosts Ellender. Varsity action is set for a 4 p.m. start, followed by junior varsity at 5 p.m. and freshman action at 6 p.m.

Below are other scores from Saturday’s action at the Lady Tiger Classic:

White Division

—Thibodaux defeated Westgate (17-25, 25-13, 15-13), South Lafourche defeated Ellender (25-23, 15-25, 17-15), Westgate defeated Donaldsonville (25-7, 25-12), Thibodaux defeated Houma Christian (25-17, 25-12), Westgate defeated Franklin (25-11, 25-23), Ellender defeated West St. Mary (25-11, 25-15), Thibodaux defeated Donaldsonville (25-21, 25-12), West St. Mary defeated South Lafourche (21-25, 25-22, 15-8) and Houma Christian defeated Westgate (25-13, 18-25, 15-11)

Green Division

—Rayne defeated Acadiana (25-15, 29-27), Breaux Bridge defeated New Iberia (20-25, 25-22, 15-11), Sam Houston defeated Rayne (16-25, 26-24, 15-7), Acadiana defeated Hahnville (25-18, 23-25, 16-14), Breaux Bridge defeated Lutcher (14-25, 25-17, 15-13), Riverside defeated New Iberia (25-22, 25-19), Hahnville defeated Sam Houston (25-17, 30-28), Breaux Bridge defeated Riverside (25-17, 25-21), Hahnville defeated Rayne (18-25, 25-20, 15-8), Lutcher defeated New Iberia (25-17, 25-12) and Acadiana defeated Sam Houston (13-25, 25-23, 15-8)

CCHS goes 2-3 at Catholic League Tournament

The Central Catholic Lady Eagles finished 2-3 at the Catholic League Tournament in New Orleans.

The Lady Eagles defeated De LaSalle (26-24, 25-12) and Archbishop Hannan (no score available) and fell to St. Scholastica (16-25, 15-25), Dominican (18-25, 20-25) and Academy of Sacred Heart-New Orleans (no score available).

No stats were available from any of the contests.

Central Catholic (9-6) will return to the Big Easy today when it travels to take on Cabrini. Junior varsity action will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by varsity play at 5:30 p.m.

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