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Morgan City High School's Nikeisha Paddio works against Patterson High's Randalyn Paul during Tuesday's basketball game at Patterson. Morgan City defeated Patterson 56-37. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City defeats Patterson for 1st win

The Morgan City Lady Tigers defeated the Patterson Lumberjills 56-37 at Patterson Tuesday.
Morgan City took a 15-8 lead after a quarter, led 30-15 at halftime and 44-23 after three periods of play.
Deryon Johnson led three Lady Tigers in double figures with 20 points. Other Morgan City scorers were Nikeisha Paddio, 17; Haylie Crappell, 16; Jaela Robinson, two; and Nari Clark, one.
Nyla Phillips led Patterson with 14 points. Other top Patterson scorers were Zorrie Spain, 11; Brianna Simon, six; and Randalyn Paul, Akyah Johnson and Kailani Harris, two each.
Patterson (1-3) won’t return to action until Tuesday when it hosts Franklin.
Morgan City (1-3) will hit the court again until Tuesday, too, when it travels to face E.D. White.
CCHS tops ESA (boys)
The Central Catholic Eagles advanced to the championship game of Ascension Episcopal’s tournament with a 57-39 victory against Episcopal School of Acadiana Tuesday.
Central Catholic, which trailed 25-21 at halftime, outscored Episcopal School of Acadiana 25-2 in the third quarter for a 46-27 lead heading into the fourth.
The Falcons could not recover, despite outscoring Central Catholic 12-11 in the final period.
Early on, Episcopal School of Acadiana took an 8-7 lead after a period of play and outscored Central Catholic 17-14 in the second period for the halftime advantage.
D.J. Lewis led three Eagles in double figures with 15 points. Other Central Catholic scorers were Taylor Blanchard, 14; Tyler Smith, 10; Damondrick Blackburn and Kye Morgel, seven each; and Vernon Singleton and Michael-Anthony Hill, two apiece.
Central Catholic (2-0) will face Houma Christian in the tournament championship at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
MCHS defeats
South Lafourche
The Morgan City Tigers defeated South Lafourche 43-30 Wednesday at the Thibodaux High Thanksgiving Basketball Classic, presented by the Sports Medicine Center of Thibodaux Regional.
Morgan City (2-1) will return to action at Thibodaux’s tournament Wednesday as it faces Central Lafourche at 3 p.m. for the consolation title.

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