Ville Platte pulls off sweep of Crowley
It was a rough night on the hardwood for both the Crowley Ladies and Gents Tuesday.
Each team took early leads in their respective showdowns with Ville Platte, only to see each dwindle in a pair of losses to the Bulldogs.
The Ladies (3-6) dropped a 38-32 decision to the Lady Dogs in the opener and the Gents fell to 6-3 overall with a 64-61 defeat in the nightcap.
In the girls game, the Ladies took a 19-18 edge into the break, but they were outscored 11-3 in the third quarter as the Lady Dogs seized the momentum.
The Ladies battled back with 10 points in the final frame, but it wasn’t enough.
Taylor Perkins paced the Ladies with 10 points and Caithin Dregin scored eight. Myraneika Lastrapes and Tyzaneka Price followed with seven and five points, respectively, and Spiritual Guidry had two.
Ville Platte didn’t have a single player score in double figures, but they had nine players contribute points.
In the finale, the Gents stormed out to what seemed to be a commanding 17-8 lead in the first quarter.
But the Bulldogs (7-0) rallied after that and trimmed the lead to two (28-26) at the break and then took a 46-45 advantage after the third quarter.
The guests outscored the Gents 18-16 in the fourth quarter.
Ernest Roberts did most of the damage for the Bulldogs in the final frame by scoring 14 of his 20 points over the final eight minutes.
Tye’Wuan Byers led the Dogs with 21 points on seven 3-pointers.
Braeden Board and Kyris Savoy paced the Gents with 17 and 10 points, respectively. Marquarius Thorne and Jaylon Wiltz each added nine points. Noah Hayes and Bryan Montgomery rounded out the scoring with eight points each.
The Ladies return to action tonight when they play host to Acadiana while the Gents will be at Northside Christian’s tournament where they will take on North Vermilion. Both games are slated 6 p.m.