The quarterfinal round of the 2017 LHSAA girls’ playoffs were tough for North Louisiana with the majority of the teams enjoying the postseason sent packing.
That included a number of teams fortunate enough to earn a playoff game like Evangel and three-time defending Class 2A champion North Caddo.
Airline was the only area boys’ team playing Thursday and the Vikings lost 60-51 at Slidell.
DeRidder 50, Huntington 49: At DeRidder, the Lady Raiders (22-6) saw their season come to an end on the road.
Barbe 49, Southwood 46: At Lake Charles, the Lady Cowboys (24-8) came very close to eliminating Class 5A’s No. 1 seeded team. Jaiylan Brown closed her Southwood career with 15 points, while Danesha Hall added 12. Brandi Williams scored a game high 23 points for Barbe.
St. Thomas More 55, Loyola 41: At Lafayette, a strong season by the Lady Flyers (19-10) came up one game short of March Madness in the Division II playoffs.
Rayville 66, Red River 46: At Rayville, playing the No. 1 team in Class 2A proved too much for the Lady Bulldogs (26-9) to handle on the road.
Natchitoches Central 59, Pineville 39: At Natchitoches, the Lady Chiefs (24-8) were one of the few area teams to advance to Hammond for the Class 5A semifinals.
Arcadia 51, Lincoln Prep 49: At Arcadia, the defending Class A champs (29-1) came within a bucket of getting eliminated by the Lady Kittens (13-14) before earning a Hammond trip.
Florien 72, Hathaway 54: At Florien, the Lady Cats (39-2) advance to Hammond for the semifinals thanks to a strong second half.
Gueydan 56, Homer 45: At Gueydan, the Lady Pelicans (22-11) saw their successful season come to an end on the road.
Lafayette Christian 48, Cedar Creek 18: At Lafayette, the Lady Cougars couldn’t generate much offense in losing on the road.
Holden 76, Stanley 48: At Holden, Stanley (23-9) ran up against one of the state’s best in Class B action.
Anacoco 57, Zwolle 31: At Anacoco, Zwolle (16-20) saw its season come to a close.
Episcopal (BR) 45, St. Mary’s 27: At Baton Rouge, the Lady Tigers didn’t score often and didn’t score much in the playoff contest.
Summerfield 43, Pleasant Hill 34: At Summerfield, the Class B defending champs advance to Hammond with a chance to repeat.