Playoffs beckon for WSJ, LHS, SJ

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 23, 2000

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / February 24, 2000

EDGARD – West St. John and Newman squared off for the District 9-2A titlelast night at West St. John. Both teams finished district with a 11-1 record and both won on their home court during the regular season. Newman went into the game with a 20-8overall record while West St. John was 19-4. The winner will host a wildcardteam to be determined while the loser will play the third place team out of District 5-2A at home.

West St. John was coming off a 92-49 victory at Fisher Friday. Donriel Louisled the way with 23 points. Jeremy Lumar added 19 points while DevinHerbert and Brian Lumar had nine apiece.

Newman is also coming off a win, 73-16, at Buras.

LUTCHER, DONALDSONVILLE IN TIEBREAKER – LUTCHER – Lutcher edged Donaldsonville, 73-71, at home Friday night, creating a tie for second place in District 9-3A.

The Bulldogs (18-9, 5-3) and Tigers (16-15, 5-3) played the tiebreaker last night at Lutcher. The winner will play the second place team out of District5-3A while the loser will travel to the District 10-I champion.

In Friday’s game, Lutcher rallied from a 36-32 halftime deficit. ClarenceWeber had 17 points to lead the Bulldogs.

Courtney Long added 14 points and Donnie Francois had 12. Thomas Rickschipped in with 11 points with Chris John contributing 10.

ST. JAMES COMPLETES REGULAR SEASON WITH WIN – ST. JAMES – TheSt. James Wildcats closed out their season with a convincing 88-57 victoryat home over Ascension Catholic Friday night.

St. James had already captured the District 9-3A championship with a 8-0record. The Wildcats are currently ranked fifth in Class 3A with an overallrecord of 18-5. They will open the playoffs later this week at home against awild card to be determined.

St. James led Ascension Catholic, 34-32, at the half before blowing the gameopen with a 34-14 run in the third quarter.

Corey Webster led the Wildcats with 29 points. Claudell Parker added 21points while Steve Jones chipped in with 13.

Ascension Catholic (17-11) was led by Lane Frey with 21 points. ShangaWhite added 12 points.

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