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Mamou defeats No. 1 seed Rapides to earn berth in 2A semifinals

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Mamou High’s Braylin Charles goes up for a jumpshot in a game played earlier this season. The Lady Demons defeated Rapides Thursday night to advance to the Top 28 for the first time in the last 19 years. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

LECOMPTE – The eighth seeded Mamou Lady Demons wrangled the top ranked Rapides Lady Mustangs to a 68-55 win Thursday night in Lecompte in the quarterfinal round to advance to the Top 28.

Ville Platte defeats Vidalia for first win of the 2017 playoffs

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Ville Platte’s Brandon Thomas (30) flies high for the jump ball against Vidalia’s Demarco Brown (40). The Bulldogs defeated the Vikings Friday night 79-58 to advance to the second round of the 2017 playoffs. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE – Slows starts have plagued the Ville Platte High Bulldog basketball team all season long and Friday night was no exception, as they defeated the Vidalia Vikings 79-58 here in a first round Class 3A playoff contest.

On all cylinders

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The Ville Platte Lady Bulldog offense awaits an inbound play against Iowa Thursday night in their quarterfinal match-up with the Lady Yellow Jackets. Ville Platte blasted Iowa 77-39 to advance to the Top 28 on Wednesday for the fourth time in the last seven years. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE – When a team is playing at their very best, the old sports cliché “firing on all cylinders” is often used to describe that situation.

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