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Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Lady Tarpons keep playoff pace

Lady Tarpons keep playoff pace

With just one week left in the regular season, the South Lafourche girls’ basketball team is eyeballing a 25-win season.

The Lady Tarpons trounced Terrebonne 67-32 this past Tuesday before hammering the Lady Trojans on Friday by the above-mentioned margin.

The wins improved South Lafourche to 23-5 on the season. Entering the final week of the season, the Tarpons traveled to face H.L. Bourgeois on Tuesday night before hosting Destrehan on Thursday. The game with Destrehan will be a rematch of the Lady Tarpons’ 62-55 loss to the Lady Wildcats on Jan. 20 – the toughest test Destrehan has gotten in district play this season.

South Lafourche also lost to Thibodaux and East St. John in the first round of district, but rebounded to beat both teams in the second round of games – the Lady Tigers by 9 and the Lady Wildcats by 14.

“Yes for sure,” South Lafourche girls’ basketball coach Rainie Terrebonne said when asked if the Lady Tarpons are eager for a second crack at Destrehan. “We will make adjustments where needed and play hard.”

Playing hard is something the Lady Tarpons did in both of their wins this past week. Against Terrebonne, South Lafourche ran out to an early lead and plastered Terrebonne for the second time this year.

Against the Lady Trojans, the script was the same, as South Lafourche jumped ahead 27-2 in the first quarter and then 50-8 at halftime. In the second half, Terrebonne played mostly reserves, coasting to the 57-point win.

Brinkley Callais led South Lafourche with 19 points. Carolina Guilbeau and Traya Bruce had 15 and 14 respectively.

While the Lady Tarpons continue to make a push to the playoffs, the Tarpons’ boys’ are rounding out the season in hopes of spoiling the district standings.

The Tarpons fought Central Lafourche tooth and nail on Friday, falling 66-63 in a hard-fought, competitive game that showed the ‘heart’ that South Lafourche coach Brian Callais has talked about for most of the season.

The determination and effort was also on display last Tuesday night as the Tarpons fell 67-65 against Terrebonne in the second-straight back and forth battle between the district rivals.

Like the SL ladies, the men played H.L. Bourgeois last night, and will play Destrehan on Thursday at home.

Editor’s note: The Destrehan game will be played on THURSDAY at the South Lafourche gym. The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but was moved up one day to accommodate the area’s Mardi Gras parade schedule