Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fontainebleau Wins by Forfeit

After being ejected, Destrehan coach refuses to exit gym

By Roger GlynnContributing writer

Fontainebleau advanced to the semifinals of the St. Paul's tournament by taking a forfeit victory over Destrehan on Friday night.

Trailing 46-44 with 33.7 seconds remaining, the Wildcats' Koy Fagan was called for an intentional foul. Destrehan Coach Todd Bourg argued and was called for a technical foul. After getting whistled for his second technical, Bourg was asked to leave the gym. When he didn't leave the court, the referees called for the forfeit.

"The coach would not leave the gym, and the game was forfeited," the referee said.
Fontainebleau (3-0) was led by Richard Bienvenu with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.

Destrehan (2-1) trailed 37-27 early in the fourth quarter but went on an 8-0 run in 1:41 to cut the deficit to two.

"We didn't rotate against their press and that caused us trouble," Fontainebleau Coach Barry Dotson. "I just wished the game could have ended with the clock instead of the way it did. Both teams were playing very hard."

The Bulldogs face Brother Martin in the semifinals today at 6:30 p.m. Bourg was unavailable for comment.

ST. PAUL'S 49, CHALMETTE 42: Luke Baumgartner scored 16 points to lead the Wolves to a victory over the Owls in the opening game of the St. Paul's tournament. The Wolves advance to the semifinals to play McDonogh.

St. Paul's outscored the Owls 9-4 over the last 2:10 to break open a two-point game.

St. Paul's Coach Phil Williams picked up his first high school victory.

"Our kids played hard man-to-man defense" Williams said. "We tried a little zone, but we were kind of standing around. If we stay in the structure of our offense, we can score."

St. Paul's (1-1) jumped out to a 10-6 lead thanks to two 3-pointers from Baumgartner.

Chalmette (1-2) answered right back with a 6-0 run to grab a 14-12 lead.

Cody Williams hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Owls a 17-14 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Wolves scored seven points in the second quarter to take a 21-17 lead before Williams hit another three at the halftime buzzer to cut the St. Paul's lead to 21-20. It was the only points of the quarter for the Owls.

St. Paul's didn't trail in the second half with Chalmette not getting closer than two points.

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