DeRidder, La. -
DRY CREEK—Changing from a press defense to a zone in the fourth quarter and overtime was enough to enable the South Beauregard Golden Knights (5-4) to come from behind Friday and defeat the Oakdale Warriors (0-7) in the East Beauregard/Cameron Communications Tournament at East Beauregard 78-69.
“When we went to our zone we would rebound the ball,” Golden Knights head coach Adam Coleman said.
When the Golden Knights pressed, Coleman said South Beauregard fouled a lot and the Warriors were able to get easy baskets.
But when South Beauregard switched to a zone, it was able to rebound successfully as Oakdale was not shooting the ball well, said Coleman.
Kain Hungerford had 14 rebounds for South Beauregard and Logan Laviolette, who started in place of Ivan Robinson, took five charges on defense. Robinson will be back for the next game.
“I probably should have went to that (zone) earlier in the game,” Coleman said. “You live and learn.”
Oakdale held a 56-48 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Oakdale beat a press and with 5:02 to play in the game Josh Trevillion of the Warriors made a layup. That gave Oakdale a 63-55 lead.
Grant Thibodeaux made one of his eight 3-pointers in the game for South Beauregard with 4:20 to play in the fourth quarter to cut Oakdale’s lead to 63-59.
Jake Chaumont made a 3-pointer from the left side of the free throw line for South Beauregard with 2:35 to play in the game to cut Oakdale’s lead to 65-64.
Hungerford made a layup with 1:46 to play in the game to give South Beauregard a 66-65 lead.
Trevillion had an offensive rebound and put it back in for a 2-pointer with 1:15 to play in the game to give Oakdale a 67-66 lead.
Thibodeaux stole the ball with 50-seconds to play and was fouled with 44.4-seconds left in regulation. He made one of two free throws to tie the game at 67-67.
Lance Hardman of Oakdale travelled with 20.8-seconds to play in regulation, which gave the Golden Knights a chance to win.
Hunter Fontenot of South Beauregard went for the ball behind the 3-point line and was fouled by Kiley Bell of Oakdale with 11-seconds in regulation.
Fontenot missed the free throw on a one-and-one attempt and Trevillion collected the rebound for Oakdale.
Bryan Guidry of Oakdale missed a very long 3-pointer at the buzzer of regulation.
The score was 67-67 going into overtime.
Trevillion scored the first two points of overtime to give Oakdale a 69-67 lead, but the Golden Knights scored the next 11 unanswered to win 78-69.
Chaumont, in a one-and-one situation, made two free throws with 3-minutes to play in overtime to give South Beauregard a 71-69 lead, which it would not relinquish.
Fontenot had a steal and fast break with 2:37 to play in overtime to increase the Golden Knights lead to 73-69.
Hungerford made three more free throws in overtime and Thibodeaux connected on two more free throws in overtime.
“Anytime we play Oakdale it’s a battle,” Coleman said. “It’s just an all out war when we play Oakdale. I was a little hard headed.”
Coleman said the Golden Knights stuck with their plan off pressing for too long, which kept South Beauregard in the game for stretches, but also caused the team to get into foul trouble.
“Jake Chaumont and Grant Thibodeaux really picked up with some scoring,” Coleman said.
Coleman said the Golden Knights had a deep bench.
Oakdale led 39-34 at halftime.
Bell led the charge with 16 first half points for the Warriors. Ten of those points came during the second quarter.
With just more than a minute to play in the first half, the Warriors increased their lead from 32-31 to 36-31.
Bell made two free throws off of a technical foul with 1:04 to play in the half and then Hardman scored off of an inbounds pass.
Hardman was fouled on a rebound and, on a one-and-one, made one of two free throws with 42.7-seconds to play in the first half to give Oakdale a 37-31 lead.
Oakdale controlled much of the first half, but the Golden Knights managed to hang around.
The Warriors led 28-24 after two Bell free throws with 3-minutes to play in the first half.
However, South Beauregard went on a quick 6-2 run courtesy of two Thibodeaux 3-pointers, to tie the game at 30-30.
Then late in the game, after staying close, the Golden Knights were able to capitalize and win.
For South Beauregard, Thibodeaux scored 35 points, Chaumont scored 19 points, Hungerford scored 14 points, Fontenot scored six points and Colby Deal and Laviolette each scored two points.
For Oakdale, Bell scored 20 points, Trevillion scored 17 points, Hardman scored 12 points, Paris Washington scored 10 points, Shawn Golphin scored six points and Guidry and Todd McBride each scored two points.
South Beauregard hosts DeRidder at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
EAST BEAUREGARD 48,
After the DeQuincy Tigers took an 11-7 lead at the end of the first quarter on the strength of three Clayton Blanks 3-pointers, the East Beauregard Trojans (4-4) dominated on defense and won 48-25 Saturday in the East Beauregard/Cameron Communications Tournament at East Beauregard.
Derek Cram connected on a 3-pointer for the Trojans with 5:48 to play in the first half to put East Beauregard ahead 14-13.
Dedrick Fowler of DeQuincy tied the game at 15-15 with 1:31 to play in the first half on a 2-pointer.
East Beauregard scored the next 14 points unanswered to take a 29-15 lead.
The Trojans never trailed again.
DeQuincy scored five third quarter points and five fourth quarter for a total of 10 second half points.
For East Beauregard, Corey Townsley had 14 points, Cram had 11 points, Cody Johnson had eight points, Justin Rutherford had six points and Tyler White had four points.
For DeQuincy, Blanks had 12 points, Fowler had four points, Matt Sawyer had four points and Shay Adams and Brandon Brown each had three points.
East Beauregard is at Oakdale at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Courtesy of the DeRidder Daily News