Tuesday, December 15, 2009

St. Landry Parish Tournament set for Wednesday

Joseph Charles will lead Beau Chene this week

The battle for St. Landry Parish supremacy is just days away as the St. Landry Parish Tournament is all set to get under way on Wednesday at Northwest High School.

The Beau Chene Lady Gators and North Central Hurricanes are the respective top seeds in the girls and boys' tournament and will both receive first-round byes in the 7-team tournaments.

The tournament will be played over four days with Saturday providing the championship games for the girls and boys.

The girls' finals will begin at 5 p.m. while the boys' finals will take place at 6:30 p.m.

The Lady Gators will enter the tournament as the top seed after a strong run in their own Francis Singleton Memorial Tournament this past weekend.

Beau Chene will have a first-round bye before facing the Northwest-Westminster winner in the semifinals.

Opelousas High is the No. 2 seed and will take on Eunice in the first round at 6 p.m. on Thursday. North Central and Port Barre will play at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the other first-round game, with the winner advancing to play the OHS-Eunice winner in the semifinals at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

On the boys' side, the North Central Hurricanes will serve as the top seed in the tournament and receive the pass into the semifinals.

North Central will await the Beau Chene-Eunice winner. Beau Chene and Eunice will face off at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Port Barre is the No. 2 seed and will face Westminster in the first round at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The winner of that game will face the OHS-Northwest winner at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Admission to the tournament is $6 per day

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