With Tuesday’s win, the Wolves are now tied for second with Northwest High. And guess who the Wolves meet Friday for their last district game -- the Raiders.
Of the Wolves and Raiders, the winner of Friday’s contest will determine who will enter the state playoffs as the runner-up of district 5-3A, with the other having to wait and see if they will have enough power points to enter as a wildcard team.
“We have to control our own destiny,” states long-time Rayne High Head Coach Louis Handy.
Handy continues, “We have to do what we have to do, that means get the win and we don;t have to depend on someone else to determine if we continue playing.”
He concludes, “We played some good teams and have attained points, but he just have to take care of our own business.”
In the first round of district play, the Raiders claimed the win over the Wolves; so, Rayne High has their work cut out for them.
In a tight contest knotted at 18-all, the Wolves turned on the defense limiting the Bobcats in the second half to take the 50-44 district win.
Leading the Wolves Tuesday with the Eunice win was Lacy Granger putting up 21 points. Also helping in the cause were Michael Henry with a dozen, Dannie Harmon with eight, Ian Papillion at four, and a bucket each by Frank Leopaul and Robert Butler.
During action last Friday, the Wolves slammed the Church Point Bears in a 78-32 district contest.
Right out the chute, the Wolves claimed a 39-17 haldtime lead and kept things rolling to the overpowering win.
Granger dumped in a game high 31 points during the win, assisted by Dannie Harmon with 12 and Michael Henry with nine.
The Rayne High Lady Wolves also hosted Eunice Tuesday evening, claiming a 54-40 win over the Lady Bobcats.
The win places the Lady Wolves in good position with a 6-3 district tally as they eye post-season play.
Trailing early on during Tuesday’s game, Brandy Gibson popped the bottom of the net with a three-pointer just before the half to bring the Lady Wolves ahead, where they remained for the win.
Gibson finished the win with 21 points. Also helping with the tally were Naosha Leopaul with a dozen, Ziera Gabriel with nine, Triston Mouton at five, a trey for Tanner Wilson, and a bucket by Nia Taylor and Ciera Harmon.
The Lady Wolves also claimed a district win last Friday as they hosted Church Point.
Naosha Leopaul lead the Lady Wolves with 21 points towards the 48-37 win. Also helping were Ziera Gabriel with nine, Tanner Wilson at six, four points by Tori Carrier and Triston Mouton, and a bucket for Brandy Gibson and Nia Taylor.
The Lady Wolves chipped in seven free throws compared to Port Barre’s 25 points in the action-packed contest.
The Wolves and Lady Wolves will complete their regular district slate Friday when they will host Northwest High. Both the boys and girls will try to avenge first-round losses earlier in the season. Boy’s junior varsity action begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by varsity girls and varsity boys.