It took a little longer than usual, but the LHSAA boys basketball playoff field is finally set.
LIVINGSTON -- Down by 10 points with less than 2 minutes left Monday night, it appeared all hope had faded for the Doyle girls. Down by six with a minute to go, there still wasn’t much reason for optimism. Down by three with 3 seconds left, there seemed to be no chance.
Spring sports seasons get rolling around the state this week, and Livingston Parish will be one of the many hotbeds as all 18 teams hit the diamonds.
LIVINGSTON -- No team likes to go into the playoffs on a losing streak, and after a loss earlier in the week to Jehovah-Jireh, Doyle was looking to avoid that scenario.
LIVINGSTON -- It wasn’t the start that Doyle girls’ coach Samantha White had hoped for, but the end result was just what she wanted.
Who could it be from Livingston Parish this season? Who might shock the state and get on a postseason run? The answers to both those questions, as well as the normal playoff drama all gets started Thursday night, as the parish’s girls basketball tradition storms into the postseason.
BATON ROUGE -- Scoring wasn’t necessarily the problem for the Doyle boys on Tuesday. Getting the ball across halfcourt was the issue.
LIVINGSTON -- For a time in the first half Tuesday , it seemed as though the Springfield girls could hang with the more talented and deeper Doyle Lady Tigers. But in the end, experience won out.
LIVINGSTON -- The Doyle boys kept their momentum going Tuesday, using good defense all game and clutch free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter to down Springfield 59-45 in District 9-2A action.
HAMMOND -- On a team with a plethora of young players, it was the savvy veterans that stepped up for the Doyle girls on Tuesday.