Kardiac Kats ready for Top 28 in Lake Charles

Kardiac Kats ready for Top 28 in Lake Charles


Kardiac Kats ready for Top 28 in Lake Charles


On the surface, there didn’t seem to be a lot of room for hope Friday night, even though Bossier led by one point with .8 seconds to play. Bossier head coach Jeremiah Williams said St. Louis’ “best free-throw shooter” was at the line to shoot a trio of freebies after he was fouled during a 3-point attempt in a Class 3A quarterfinal game in Lake Charles.

After the first two attempts split, the third rolled off the rim — but right into the arms of another Saint. The quick putback rolled into the cylinder … and out.

The Kardiac Kats had done it again.

“Divine intervention,” said Williams, whose team has won its three playoff games by a total of six points.

Bossier’s 49-48 victory sent them to the Top 28 — for the 10th time – where they will face University Lab (U-High) on Thursday at 6:15 back in Lake Charles.

Kentrell Hardy led Bossier (26-7) with 23 points, including five 3-pointers.

“We’re having one of those years,” Williams said. “The games have been close because we’re letting them be close; not smart down the stretch.”

What does Williams know about U-High (28-7)?

“We know they can play,” he said. “They beat the first-place team in St. Louis’ district by 20 points. We just had a war with second-place team. We aren’t scoreboard watching, that’s just the truth.

“But we’re surviving – that’s the law of the playoffs, isn’t it? Survive and advance.”


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