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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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South Lafourche sweeps E.D. White

South Lafourche sweeps E.D. White

South Lafourche didn’t play Friday night because of the parade in Golden Meadow. But the good times sure did roll in The Tank on Thursday – just before the Mardi Gras Madness got started.

The Tarpons’ boys and girls handily beat E.D. White – big wins for teams with playoff aspirations.

The boys beat the Cardinals 50-37, while the girls won 83-19. The boys’ junior varsity team also won – a three-game sweep for the Tarpons.

The boys’ team needed the win dearly. South Lafourche is right on the edge of playoff contention right now, sitting at No. 32 at press-time on Monday (only 32 teams make the field).

Against the Cardinals, the Tarpons started hitting, scoring several early baskets to build an early lead. But E.D. White stormed back in the second quarter to take an edge of their own, which put the home crowd on the edge of its seats. The Tarpons did rally to take a 2-point halftime lead.

But South Lafourche’s defense shined through in the second half to flip the game around. The Tarpons smothered the Cardinals throughout the game, which set the stage for a second-half takeover once South Lafourche started connecting offensively.

Seniors Matt Bellanger, Luke Chaisson and DaMarcus Caine were huge in the win – all making several big plays late to help ice the game.

The Tarpons faced South Terrebonne on Monday with no score available at press-time. They will also play Covenant Christian Academy sometime this week, but no firm date has been set.

The women’s team also got a big win against the rival.

On Senior Night, South Lafourche cruised past E.D. White with ease – dominating from start-to-finish in an easy win.

Traya Bruce had 17 points in the win, which ended the Lady Tarpons’ regular season with a 21-8 record. South Lafourche will play at home in the opening round of the Class 4A State Playoffs on Thursday. Their opponent was not available at press-time.