Despite leading Beau Chene with a game high
32 points and five 3's, Joseph Charles and the
Gators lose by 8 to North Central in the finalsPRAIRIE BASSE — The North Central Hurricanes winners in the 2009 version of the Francis Singleton Memorial Tournament that finished Sunday at Beau Chene High.
The Hurricanes won the boys championship with a 68-61 win over over host Beau Chene in the final game.
"Everything went very well for the tournament," Beau Chene boys coach Roy Young said. "We real good competition and pretty good crowds."
North Central's boys utilized the scoring from three primary sources to subdue the host team. Julian Tatman finished off a spectacular tournament with 16 points to equal Jamal Doucet, who also had a team-high 16 points in the win.
Jerome Wilson also played a key role with 14 points.
The individual star of the boys final game, though, was Beau Chene's Joseph Charles in a losing cause with 32 points, behind five 3-pointers.
"It was a good game," Young said. "It was nip and tuck. We decided to slow it down and go to the delay game. The problem is that we didn't make any free throws down the stretch. We missed something like six straight free throws and that really hurt us."
"North Central was able to get into transition and made some baskets. Like I expected, North Central was really good. They're strong year-in and year-out."
Courtesy of the Opelousas Daily World