Friday, December 11, 2009

Tigers too much for Braves on second day of HLB Tournament

Jerrod Brown Led Terrebonne with 28 points last night
Steve Holley

Sports Correspondent

GRAY — Terrebonne's offense was too much for H.L. Bourgeois to slow down.

Terrebonne (3-5) used a big first quarter to sprint to a 42-32 halftime lead en route to a 67-54 victory over the Braves (0-10) at H.L. Bourgeois' Casey Kozminski Memorial Tournament on Thursday.

Jerrod Brown led Terrebonne with a game-high 28 points and Devon Austin added 14 as the two District 8-5A rivals met for the first time this season, this time being a nondistrict contest.

“This was probably the first game all season where our offense was really flowing and we took our time,” Terrebonne coach Byron McPherson said. “We (executed) what we practiced every day, and you saw the results of it.”

The result was an explosive first quarter that had the Braves playing catch-up the entire game. The Tigers led by as many as 15 in the first half and 16 in the final period.

“When we take our time and move the ball, we're going to get any shot we want,” McPherson said. “Brown and Austin have been carrying us all night offensively and (Thursday was) no different than any game we've played this season. They are the leaders of the team, so I expect them to carry the offense.”

Deonte Ward and Dillon Anderson carried the Braves' offense with 20 points each. Phil Jackson added 13 points for H.L. Bourgeois, which remained winless.

“We didn't get back in transition defense in that first quarter,” Braves' coach Andrew Caillouet said. “I don't think (Terrebonne) got much in transition after the first quarter, and from that point on it was a good game. We probably cut the (deficit) from six minutes in the first quarter until (nearly) the end of the game.

“If you start differently, it's a different game.”


At Gray, the Gators (4-4) had three players in double figures in the victory Thursday at the H.L. Bourgeois Tournament. Trey Smith led South Terrebonne with 19 points, Joe Thompson had 14 and Dalvin Richardson added 10.


At the Episcopal of Baton Rouge tournament, the Cardinals rebounded from a 19-14 halftime deficit to send the game to overtime, where the outscored East Iberville 7-5 for the win. It was E.D. White's first game with its full team after the football team's playoff run to the semifinals. Charlie Bourgeois led the Cardinals with 14 points, 13 of which came in the second half and overtime.


At the Ponchatoula Tournament, the Tigers (7-2) got 19 points from Shavon Coleman, 13 points from Kevin Cox and eight points from Alvin George. They led 19-3 after the first quarter, 25-16 at halftime 36-34 at the end of the third quarter and will play in the winner's bracket tonight.


At Baldwin, the Tarpons got 18 points from Justin Lasseigne, 11 points from Caden Cheramie and six points from Bruce Lee in moving to 5-3 on the season. South Lafourche led 15-3 after the first quarter, 28-5 at halftime and 41-13 at the end of the third quarter.


At the Walker Tournament, the Trojans improved to 7-4 and got 15 points from Carr Coleman and 12 points from Davon Anderson. Central Lafourche led 21-15 after the first quarter, 37-30 at halftime and 55-36 at the end of the third quarter and will play next in the event at 3:30 Friday.

Courtesy of the Daily Comet

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