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.
HAMMOND -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Justin Thomas scored 28 points to spark a 71-45 win over French Settlement in District 10-2A action Thursday.
RESERVE -- Three players scored in double figures as French Settlement rode a quick start in a 47-43 non-district road win over Riverside on Saturday.
HOLDEN -- It’s fitting that a game featuring two teams looking to find their footing late in the season came down to the final 8 minutes.
PORT ALLEN -- French Settlement has struggled shooting the ball in its past few games and that trend continued Thursday night.
French Settlement coach Chase Delrie would like nothing more than for his team to get its first District 10-2A win of the season.
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.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- On the same night she was recognized for her 1,000th career point, French Settlement's Dannah Martin put a dent in her quest for the next 1,000.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- With guard Isaiah Jackson sidelined with a groin injury, Springfield coach Blake Zito needed someone to pick up the slack heading into Tuesday's District 10-2A opener at French Settlement.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- The clock showed under a minute to play and Walker ahead by 3 – just enough so that Lady Cats coach Korey Arnold knew it was too early to breathe easy.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Maurepas’ Hunter Dupuy sat on the end of the bench, hands cradling the back of his head.
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.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Two things are happening pretty regularly for French Settlement these days -- wins and lots of 3-pointers.
French Settlement snapped a halftime tie to pull away for a 37-31 win over North Central in the championship game of the Sacred Heart of Ville Platte tournament on Wednesday.
French Settlement advanced to the championship game of the Sacred Heart of Ville Platte tournament with a pair of wins Tuesday.
Three players scored in double figures, and French Settlement held Catholic of New Iberia to single digits in every quarter in a 69-24 win Monday in the Sacred Heart of Ville Platte Tournament.
With the first full week of the 2017-18 basketball season in the books, early-season tournament arrives this week while teams start to gain some momentum.