Fair Park girls shock No. 3 Loranger

Fair Park girls shock No. 3 Loranger

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Fair Park girls shock No. 3 Loranger

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St. Thomas More’s Carly Sloane drives the ball in against Bossier High’s Essence Phlegm during the Lady Cougars’ regional playoff win Monday.

St. Thomas More’s Carly Sloane drives the ball in against Bossier High’s Essence Phlegm during the Lady Cougars’ regional playoff win Monday.

Fourteenth-seeded Fair Park rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit, outscoring third-seeded Loranger 38-26 in the second half as the Lady Indians stunned the Lady Wolves 58-57 in second-round action of the LHSAA Class 4A State Playoffs at Loranger Monday night.

Top-scorer Ty’Ronica Foster continued the brilliance she has shown all season, leading Fair Park with 27 points as the Lady Indians improved to 20-11. Dominique Johnson and Savannah Thomas added 10 points each, with Thomas also grabbing 10 rebounds in the win. Fair Park advances to the quarterfinals, where it will host sixth-seeded Rayne Thursday night. Rayne beat Benton 64-41 Monday night.

Natalie Kelly poured in 20 points and Sydney Rivers added 10 as Loranger finished its season at 27-4.

Class 5A

Natchitoches Central 58, Ponchatoula 48: The third-seeded Lady Chiefs (25-7) built a 29-14 halftime lead then held on in the second half to defeat the 14th-seeded Lady Green Wave (19-13) in second-round action at Natchitoches Central. Natchitoches Central will face sixth-seeded Destrehan in the quarterfinals Thursday.

New Iberia 32, Southwood 27: At New Iberia, the 24th-seeded Lady Yellowjackets (17-14) shocked the eighth-seeded Lady Cowboys (24-9) in a see-saw battle. New Iberia, which held Southwood without a point in the third period, will face top-seeded Mandeville Thursday in the quarterfinals.

Class 4A

St. Thomas More 70, Bossier 50: At St. Thomas More, the 16th-seeded Lady Kats (22-7) saw their season come to an end with the loss to the top-seeded Lady Cougars (23-5).

Necka Wynn scored 20 points and Brittany Wallace added 16 for Bossier in the loss.

“We fell short of our goals, but I think we’ve gotten a lot of people’s attention,” said Bossier head coach DeShawn Williams. “There is a turnaround in the program, and I’m extremely proud of these girls and what they have accomplished. We’ll be back. Mark my words.”

St. Thomas More will meet the A.J. Ellender/Ursuline winner in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Rayne 64, Benton 41: The 11th-seeded Lady Tigers (26-9) saw their season come to a close with the loss to the sixth-seeded Lady Wolves (29-2) at Rayne. Rayne advances to meet surprising 14th-seed Fair Park in the quarterfinals.

Class 2A

North Caddo 77, Archbishop Hannan 44: The top-seeded and two-time defending state champion Lady Rebels (32-1) coasted into the quarterfinals with the win over the 17th-seeded Lady Hawks (17-14) in Vivian.

Sumer Williams erupted for 30 points, while Jasmine Thomas fired in 24 points and Destiny Rice added 12 for North Caddo. The Lady Rebels advance to face eighth-seeded Mamou in the quarters Thursday.

Red River 68, Lakeview 37: At Red River, the fourth-seeded Lady Bulldogs (32-2) easily dispatched the 13th-seeded Lady Gators (16-15) to advance to the quarterfinals. Red River will meet 21st-seeded Lake Arthur Thursday.

Class 1A

Arcadia 63, St. Mary’s 33: The top-seeded Lady Hornets (29-1) swept past the 16th-seeded Lady Tigers (19-11) to advance to the quarterfinals at Arcadia. Arcadia will meet eighth-seeded Southern Lab in the next round Thursday.

Merryville 58, Plain Dealing 45: The season ended for the 11th-seeded Lady Lions (22-8) as they fell to the undefeated and sixth-seeded Lady Panthers (30-0) at Merryville.

Next up for Merryville in the quarterfinals Thursday is 14th-seeded White Castle.

Homer 58, Vermilion Catholic 57: The 21st-seeded Lady Pelicans (13-11) shocked the fifth-seeded Lady Eagles (24-7) at Homer to move into the quarterfinals Thursday. Homer will face fourth-seeded Montgomery.

Class B

Stanley 54, Castor 49: The seventh-seeded Lady Panthers (20-10) rallied from a four-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the 10th-seeded Lady Tigers (23-13) at Stanley.

Tykeshia Monroe led all players with 17 points, while Destiney Jones fired in 16 points and Mckayla Ross added 12 for Stanley, which advances to face second-seeded Florien in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Faith Nailes scored 15 points and Madison Mullins had 13 for Castor in the loss.

Florien 68, Bell City 30: The second-seeded Lady Blackcats (35-4) rolled into the quarterfinals with the win over the 18th-seeded Lady Bruins (13-18) at Florien. Florien faces seventh-seeded Stanley in the quarters.

Converse 58, Pitkin 51: The ninth-seeded Lady Wildcats (24-12) won a tough second-round road game over the eighth-seeded Lady Tigers (20-15) at Pitkin. Converse moves on to meet top-seeded Lacassine in the quarters.

Fairview 53, Negreet 43: At Fairview, the sixth-seeded Lady Panthers (33-9) eliminated the 11th-seeded Lady Indians (20-13). Fairview will meet third-seeded Anacoco in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Anacoco 61, Zwolle 29: The third-seeded Lady Indians (27-10) cruised by the 19th-seeded Lady Hawks (8-24) at Anacoco and will face sixth-seeded Fairview in the quarterfinals.

Midland 54, Choudrant 38: At Midland, the fifth-seeded Lady Rebels (23-7) beat the 12th-seeded Lady Aggies (24-9) to advance to face fourth-seeded Holden in the quarterfinals.

Class C

Summerfield 66, Ebarb 44: Summerfield (27-1) rolled past 16th-seeded Ebarb (9-22) to advance to the quarterfinals, where the Lady Rebels will face ninth-seeded Dodson Thursday.

Dodson 45, Singer 43: At Singer, the ninth-seeded Lady Panthers (15-17) rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the eighth-seeded Lady Hornets (19-13). Dodson faces top-seeded Summerfield Thursday in the quarters.

Saline 31, Starks 30: The 10th-seeded Lady Bobcats (28-9) stunned the seventh-seeded Lady Panthers (18-16) on the road to advance to meet second-seeded Pleasant Hill Thursday in the quarterfinals.

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