The girls’ basketball bracket for the Southeast Regional of the 2013 LHSAA State Basketball Championships has been changed.
Vandebilt Catholic has been removed and Salmen High School has been reinstated.
Salmen will face St. Michael High School on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Class 4A semifinal in Hammond.
Salmen lost to Vandebilt Catholic in the quarterfinals, but Vandebilt Catholic was disqualifed due to the use of an ineligible player this season.
According to BayouPreps.com, the parents of the ineligible player, Charity and Garland Triggs, plan to file a lawsuit today in state district court in Houma seeking a temporary restraining order to block Henderson’s ruling until a hearing can be held, said their attorney, Jay Luke.
The lawsuit identifies the ineligible player as Jewel Triggs, a sophomore player who has attended Vandebilt since eighth grade and is originally from Thibodaux. Questions surrounding whether Triggs lived in Thibodaux with her father while attending Vandebilt led to the LHSAA’s investigation, according to Jay Luke. If Triggs, who attended St. Joseph as a seventh grader, was living in Thibodaux with her father, she would have been ineligible to play sports at Vandebilt without sitting out a season because of transfer rules, but Jay Luke contends Triggs was living in Houma with her mother the entire time she attended Vandebilt, which made her eligible to play sports.
The parents have also filed a restraining order in an attempt to prevent Vandebilt and the diocese from enforcing Henderson’s ruling until a hearing is held within 10 days to determine Triggs’ eligibility.
Vandebilt Catholic also beat West Ouachita and Huntington in the postseason.