Eagles take first in Red Stick tourney

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Hahnville ousted by Christian Life 56-51


Sports Editor

Reserve Christian’s Eagles rolled through the Rumble in the Red Stick Shootout in Baton Rouge this weekend, taking the championship home after defeating Christian Life’s Kittens 55-53 Saturday night.

The finals match-up came down to the final seconds when Christian Life’s Donald Williams, but he went for the win with a three-pointer that rattled out of the rim. The Kittens had led throughout the game and had pulled ahead by five late in the third before Demond &#8220Tweetie” Carter and Eddren McCain stepped it up in the fourth quarter to take the lead. It started with a pair of steals by McCain that set up a five point run that tied it up at 41-41. The Kittens pulled back ahead on a jumper by Jeremy Ferguson, but Carter sank a three to take a one-point lead that the Eagles would never give up.

Christian Life had advanced to the finals after beating Hahnville in the early game 56-51. The loss put the Tigers at 13-5 for the season.

The Eagles are set to get back in action this Tuesday when they host Rummel while Hahnville prepares to travel to East St. John for their next opponent on Jan. 17.