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Playoff pairings released for girls basketball

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Evangeline Parish girls basketball teams found out their playoff fates on Monday.
The LHSAA released its brackets for the high school girls state basketball playoffs, and three of the parish’s five teams will start the postseason at home.

Parish teams secure huge wins as time runs out on season

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Sacred Heart senior post player Catherine Poche (34) dribbles around an Opelousas Catholic defender in a game played earlier in the season. (Gazette file photo)

With the 2016-17 basketball season winding down, teams across the state are looking for wins to help secure a playoff appearance and to garner momentum as the post-season nears.

Revenge win

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Pine Prairie Panther forward Sylus Carson (13) goes up for a shot, while Ville Platte’s Jalen Edwards (11) tries to defend. The Panthers rolled past the Bulldogs 73-51 in a District 5-3A contest Friday night. Pine Prairie is now 16- 12 on the year, while Ville Platte falls to 20-8. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE -- Revenge was truly on the minds of the Pine Prairie Panthers, as they made the 15-mile trek across the parish to take on the Ville Platte High Bulldogs.

Pine Prairie sweeps Port Barre; Sacred Heart picks up win

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It was a good night for both Pine Prairie basketball teams, as they swept Port Barre Tuesday in a home district doubleheader.
Meanwhile the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans continued their winning ways, taking another home district win, this time over David Thibodaux.

Mamou takes two from Vinton; move on to Lake Arthur

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Mamou forward Carlos Burnes (4) looks to make a pass to a teammate in a game played earlier this season. (Gazette file photo)

MAMOU -- The Mamou Demons and Lady Demons each came into their games against Vinton with large-scale implications in the outcomes of those game.


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