For Doyle coach Daniel Kennedy and Springfield coach Blake Zito, part of the challenge this season was finding consistency from their teams. They might not be there quite yet, but their teams may be playing their best when it matters most.
The pressure of the playoffs might get to some people, but for Albany coach Stacy Darouse it's just part of the territory that comes with coaching at her alma mater.
One finish line arrives for boys basketball teams around the state on Friday, with many poised to re-start things next week when the playoffs begin.
LIVINGSTON -- Jehovah-Jireh held Doyle to eight points in the fourth quarter to pick up a 50-43 win Tuesday in a tuneup as both teams gear up for the playoffs.
Heading into Tuesday's District 10-2A showdown, Doyle and Springfield are headed in opposite directions.
It has been little while since Livingston Parish basketball teams in the lower classifications have taken the court and that is exactly what has Maurepas coach Jake Bourgeois a bit concerned heading into Friday’s District 7-B opener against Holden.
GREENSBURG -- It took Doyle a while to get going against St. Helena, but once the Lady Tigers found their groove, the reward came in the form of a district win.
GREENSBURG -- There weren't a lot of points scored in Tuesday's District 10-2A opener between Doyle and St. Helena.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Boxscore lovers might cringe at Doyle’s 39-33 win over Springfield in the first round of the Livingston Parish Tournament.
It will be a few months before most of the state’s basketball teams reach a fever pitch about the season, maybe with some spirited district battles, for sure when the playoffs start to get close.
LIVINGSTON – Holden pulled away to score a 58-38 win over Doyle on Tuesday, but it was difficult to tell based on the post-game reaction from the winning side.