Wednesday marked the final day of several holiday tournaments across Acadiana and for most parish teams, it was less than a memorable day.
On the boys’ side, Crowley High, Notre Dame, Northside Christian and Iota were all defeated in close games while in girls’ play, the Iota Lady Bulldogs also came up on the short end .
The Crowley Ladies were the only area team to pull out a victory, topping New Iberia, 43-32, in the Breaux Bridge Turkey Shootout.
The CHS Ladies took a 27-20 lead in the first half before outscoring New Iberia 21-12 in the final 16 minutes.
Kara Wilridge and Isis Broussard led the Ladies with 10 points each and Mercedes Rogers followed close behind with nine. Tiara Dugar and Akeela Dugar each pitched in five points and Arlissa Byers and Carlita George had two each.
At North Vermilion, the Iota Lady Bulldogs led for most of the contest against Abbeville and took a 39-34 advantage with just over seven minutes remaining.
But the Lady Wildcats outscored the Lady Bulldogs 9-3 to close out the game for a 43-42 victory.
Iota’s Anna Lege drained six 3-pointers and led all scorers with 18 points. Allison Baggett followed with nine, Candace Sensat and Adalie Wriborg each had six and Dominiquia Thomas had three.
In boys’ action Crowley, Notre Dame and Northside Christian each dropped close games.
Crowley High led the entire first half against Abbeville in the Acadiana Tournament but a poor shooting performance in the second half allowed the Wildcats to take a 44-31 advantage heading into the final stanza.
Crowley trailed by as many as 18 in the fourth quarter before rallying in the final minutes to cut the margin of victory to four, 55-51.
Jerrell Andrus paced the Gents with 18 points and Andre Mills had nine.
Andrus was also named to the All-Tournament Team along with teammate Davante Bourque, who was injured the night before and didn’t play against Abbeville. Rayne’s Darius Bonhomme was also named to the squad.
Across town, Chic-Fil-A Round Robin host Teurlings rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat the Notre Dame Pioneers in overtime, 59-46.
The Rebels outscored the Pios 14-1 in overtime.
B.J. Vidrine scored 15 points for the Pios, connecting on three 3-pointers. He was followed by Kane Thibodeaux with 12 points, Jesse Smith with eight, William Mattey with six and Jacob Rogers with five.
In other round robin action, Iota dropped a 45-25 decision to Kaplan at Teurlings.
Colby Istre led Iota with 12 points.
Northside Christian also fell short, losing to Delcambre, 48-38, in the third place game of the Ascension Episcopal Tournament.
Pierce Rivera led the way for the Warriors with 12 points. Ben Rogers followed with eight points and Josh Wheeler added seven.