Reserve Christian trounces Higgins
Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 1, 2005
By JOHNNY PEPPO
RESERVE–The Eagles got a jump on H.L. Bourgeois Monday night soon after tip-off and never looked back.
Demond “Tweetie” Carter opened up the scoring on a four-point play followed by a steal and a lay-in during the first two minutes for a quick 8-0 lead. Kevin “Bo” Branch got involved in the early action with a dunk and a basket to build up to a 12-3 lead.
Bourgeois came to within two points twice in the first half thanks to a pair of three-pointers by Kiamani Washington. But Tinos Brozos broke the momentum and extended the lead with a rebound and a basket that helped the Eagles to take a 41-26 lead by halftime.
Justin Porter and Eddren McCain came out strong in the second half, combining for 24 points and hustling up three rebounds, a steal and a few blocks. A Carter three-pointer near the end of the third brought the Eagles into the break ahead by a score of 69-44.
Bourgeois outscored Reserve Christian 19 to 16 in the final period, but a McCain three-pointer ended scoring for the night at 95-63.
Five Eagles reached double digits in scoring. Carter led everyone getting 37 and Brozos posted 18 while McCain got 16, Porter 11 and Branch 10. Darrell Woods led Bourgeois with 19 and Washington got 12.
Reserve Christian is scheduled to play in the American Press Invitational in Lake Charles before returning home next Monday to take on East St. John.
Girls squad falls to Bourgeois
Jenay Morris led the charge for the Lady Eagles, but her 16 point contribution was not enough to overcome the hustle and rebounds from the H.L. Bourgeois girls team.
After falling behind 30-15 at halftime, the Braves went on a 21-2 during the third quarter to move into the final period down 51-17. Reserve Christian outscored Bourgeois 11 to 6 here, including a three-point buzzer beater by Jessica Porter, but it was just a drip in the bucket to bring the final score to 57-28.
Porter rounded out the main contributors for the Lady Eagles with six points while Kaitlyn Russel chipped in four.