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Tyrese Sam goes up strong for Abbeville.

Abbeville's Walter Boudoin does a no-look pass to the side.

Abbeville's Jurvonta Decuir stretches for a layup.

Abbeville advances thanks to a good second half outting

Call it nerves. Call it overconfidence. Whatever it was, it went away in the second half.
The No. 5 Abbeville Wildcats may have come into their first-round game against No. 28 Bogalusa a little overconfident because, at half time, Abbeville was only ahead 30-27.
That Abbeville team who played in the first half stayed in the locker room and never resurfaced in the second half. Instead, the 2019 Wildcat team, who won 20-plus games, made an appearance in the second half and went on to blowout Bogalusa, 77-63.

Kelli Frith cuts down part of the net after the win. All VC players had the honor to cut the net down.

Emma LeBlanc, a senior, cuts a piece of the net for VC.

Senior Jay Demouchet is the final Lady Eagle to cut the net down, putting it around her neck.

The Lady Eagles took a group photo.

Emily Bertrand cuts down a piece of the net for VC.

The team celebrates after the win.

VC takes care of business and advances to Final Four

The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles are advancing to the Final Four for the third year in a row after beating St. Mary's 55-47.
The Division IV Final Four will be played in Alexandria. They will play No. 2 Houma Christian, who won 64-24. That game will be played Monday at 4:45 p.m.
It came down to free throw shooting for the Lady Eagles, who were only ahead by two points with a minute to play in the game.
The Lady Eagles made four free throws in the final 32 seconds of the game. Seniors Ainsley Mallet and Jay Demouchet canned the freebies when it counted.

VC guard Ainsley Mallet looks like she is walking on the air while passing the basketball in a recent game.

St. Mary’s wants to slow down Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles

It is playoff time, and that means only one thing for the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles - time to put it in another gear and go.
The Lady Eagles kicked into another gear Monday night and scored 71 points in a second-round win over University Academy of Central Louisiana.
Thursday night at home, the Lady Eagles play St. Mary’s (18-10), a team from the same district as University Academy.
Tip-off is 6:30 p.m. at VC.
The winner of tonight’s game advances to the Final Four of the LHSAA playoffs.

Erath gets dramatic win in five-kick shootout.

Erath Lady Bobcats reach third round of playoffs

The Erath Lady Bobcats made school and parish history Wednesday after beating North Desoto 2-1 in the second round of the Division III soccer playoffs.
No parish girls’ high school soccer team has advanced to the third round of the playoffs.
The Lady Bobcats will play No. 1 ranked Vandebilt Catholic in Erath on Monday.
The match will get underway at 6 p.m. at EHS.
Vandy is coming off an 8-0 win over St. Michael the Archangel in the second round.

Abbeville Wildcats get needed road victory

LAFAYETTE — The Abbeville Wildcats took care of business on the road by beating the David Thibodaux Bulldogs 64-56 in District 8-3A action.
Heading into the game, the Wildcats, Patterson and David Thibodaux were all in a three-way tie for first place at 5-1.
With the win, Abbeville hangs on to the district lead at 6-1 and 18-6 overall.
Abbeville had three players score in double digits.

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