SCC splits two on road
By RYAN ARENA
LAPLACE — St. Charles Catholic’s Jordan Arceneaux’s baseline jumper with four seconds to go in regulation forced overtime at Maurepas last week, where the Comets sealed up a 47-45 victory in non-district action to earn their sixth victory of the season.
Arceneaux finished with a game-high 13 points to lead SCC (6-15). Jobe Kelly scored 10 and Zach Weber added nine.
Daniel Thibodaux scored 12 to lead Maurepas (11-11).
SCC went 4 for 6 from the foul line in overtime and led by as many as five in the extra frame.
Maurepas led late in regulation after drawing 18 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, before Arceneaux’s tying jumper. SCC got a steal and nearly won on another Arceneaux shot on the final possession of regulation, but his shot rimmed out.
“I was a bit frustrated that we allowed them a chance to come back after we’d established a lead,” SCC coach Kemper Todd said. “They got to the line too often. But we reestablished ourselves after that and came through with a win. That was a good learning experience for our young players. Learning how to win close games is one of the toughest things.”
The victory snapped a six-game losing skid for St. Charles, which competes in a tough District 11-3A slate.
A return to that district competition Friday night yielded a tough result for the Comets at Lusher, which took a 53-21 win at home over visiting SCC.
Weber led SCC (6-15, 0-3) with eight points.
“They just played a lot better and tougher than we did,” Todd said. “We run almost identical systems. They’ve been at it longer and were more refined at it.”
The Comets begin the second round of district play next week.