Fair Park coasts into quarterfinals

Fair Park coasts into quarterfinals

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Fair Park coasts into quarterfinals

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The seventh-seeded Fair Park Lady Indians continued their spectacular season, steadly building a commanding lead over the 10th-seeded Franklinton Lady Demons and cruising to a 66-46 victory in the regional round of the LHSAA Class 4A state playoffs Monday night at Fair Park.

The young talent on Fair Park’s roster shined, as freshman Dominique Johnson led the Lady Indians with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Savannah Thomas poured in 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Ty’Ronica Foster, another freshman, added 11 points as Fair Park improved to 21-9.

Lana Thomas led Franklinton with 20 points as the Lady Demons wrapped up their season at 20-7.

The win qualifies the Lady Indians for the quarterfinal round Thursday where they will travel to second-seeded Warren Easton, 85-40 winners over Peabody Monday.

CLASS 5A

Ponchatoula 63, Natchitoches Central 47: At Ponchatoula, the seventh-seeded Green Wave ended the tenth-seeded Lady Chiefs’ season with the win. Ponchatoula advances to face 15th-seeded Helen Cox, 49-35 winners over West Monroe, in the quarterfinals.

CLASS 3A

Mansfield 47, Loranger 29: At Mansfield, the sixth-seeded Lady Wolverines advanced with the win over the 11th-seeded Lady Wolves. Mansfield will travel to third-seeded University Lab in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Notre Dame 57, Green Oaks 29: At Notre Dame, the fifth-seeded Lady Pioneers ended the 12th-seeded Lady Giants’ season with the win and will face fourth-seeded Albany in the quarterfinals Thursday.

CLASS 2A

Lakeview 54, Rapides 42: At Rapides, the 11th-seeded Lady Gators pulled the upset of the sixth-seeded Lady Mustangs to advance to the quarterfinals. Lakeview will host third-seeded Doyle, 48-45 winners over Riverside Academy, on Thursday.

CLASS 1A

Arcadia 72, Block 43: At Arcadia, the fifth-seeded Lady Hornets put the 12th-seeded Lady Bears away with a 28-14 fourth quarter to advance to the quarterfinals.

Sophomore Kelsea Foster scored a game-high 19 points to lead four players in double figures as Arcadia improved to 26-5 and will face fourth-seeded Vermilion Catholic in Thursday’s quarterfinal round. Senior Larodica Harris fired in 16 points, while senior Ty Henderson, a ULM signee, and freshman Latricia Baker added 14 each for the Lady Hornets.

Vontresia Barber led Block with 17 points in the loss.

CLASS B

Castor 46, Midland 32: At Castor, the sixth-seeded Lady Tigers broke open a close game with 19 second-quarter points and advanced to the quarterfinals with the win over the 11th-seeded Lady Rebels.

Junior Molly Wilson scored 15 points to lead all scorers and fellow junior Sydney Anderson added eight as Castor won its 30th game of the season (30-6).

“Wilson was huge for us (Monday),” said Castor head coach Jenna Bolin. “She scored 15, which isn’t a big number, but in a game this low-scoring, it was.”

Katie Woods led Midland with 14 points as the Lady Rebels finished their season at 21-15.

Castor will now travel Thursday to face third-seeded Lacassine, who beat Pitkin 98-41 Monday night, in the quarterfinals.

“We played our best game of the season, without question,” said Bolin. “It came at the perfect time, too.”

Stanley 59, Hathaway 36: At Hathaway, the magical season of the second-seeded Lady Panthers continued with the victory over the 18th-seeded Lady Hornets.

Senior Tasha Hall and junior Michee Alexander each scored 19 points to lead Stanley as it won its 40th game of the season without a loss.

Sydney Augustine led Hathway with 11 points and Claudia Parsley added eight in the loss.

Stanley advances to face seventh-seeded Simsboro in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Florien 70, Converse 55: At Florien, the fifth-seeded Lady Blackcats downed the 12th-seeded Lady Wildcats to advance to play fourth-seeded Anacoco in Thursday’s quarterfinal round.

Simsboro 59, Saline 47: At Simsboro, the seventh-seeded Lady Tigers upended the tenth-seeded Lady Bobcats and advance to play second-seeded Stanley in the quarterfinals Thursday.

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