THE POST-SIGNAL / Jason Faul
Notre Dame’s Matt Bernard goes up for a layup Friday during the Pios’ 34-32 victory over Teurlings at A.B. Dore Gym. Bernard scored 20 points on the night.
Bernard paces Pios past Rebels
On a night when offense was hard to come by, Matt Bernard was the shining light for Notre Dame.
The sophomore guard poured in a season-high 20 points, including his team’s final eight, to help lead the Pios to an impressive 34-32 victory over Class 4A Teurlings at A.B. Dore Gym Friday evening.
The Pios ran their record to 6-3 with the victory heading into Tuesday’s District 6-A opener at home against Port Barre.
The Pios trailed for the better part of three quarters and faced a two-point deficit (25-23) entering the final frame.
Zach Lamm dropped in a pair of free throws late in the final period to tie the game at 25-25 and Nyles Billy’s free throw gave the Pios a one-point advantage shortly after.
It was all Bernard after that.
He hit a layup and then knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to give the hosts a lead they would not relinquish.
Teurlings had one final shot, but the Rebels’ attempt to win the game with a 3-pointer from the corner bounced twice on the rim before falling out.
Bernard’s big night included a 4-for-4 performance from the charity stripe and four 3-pointers, two each in the final two frames.
Lamm finished with eight points, including a 3-pointer in the opening frame for the Pios’ only points of the quarter.
Tylan Turner added five points, all in the third quarter, and Billy had one.
The Lady Pios weren’t as fortunate in the opening game of the evening in their contest against the Lady Wolves of Rayne.
After a 17-17 deadlock at the half, the Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Pios 23-16 over the final two frames to secure a 40-33 victory.
Braille Washington pumped in 14 points in the second half and led the Lady Wolves with a game-high 22 points.
Paige Figaro and Lauren Broussard scored six and five points, respectively, in the victory and Trivion Francis had four. Leah Trahan and Halle Young rounded out the Lady Wolves’ offense with two and one point, respectively.
Jeanne Clair Schmid was the leader for the Lady Pios with 14 points, including six in the final period.
Kelsey Broussard added seven points, Darcy Lavergne scored five and Maggie Chiasson had three. Gabby Cates and Grace Leonards rounded out the Lady Pios’ offense with two points each.