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.
It was a rough Friday night for Livingston Parish's teams in District 7-3A and District 10-2A, and they don't have much time to dwell on it.
ALBANY – Going into Friday’s game, Albany coach Stacy Darouse said Loranger could shoot the ball well. She wasn’t kidding.
ALBANY – As well as things were going for Albany late in the second quarter of Friday’s game against Loranger, things fell apart just as quickly in the third.
Heading into Tuesday's District 10-2A showdown, Doyle and Springfield are headed in opposite directions.
LORANGER -- Loranger came up with the perfect formula to hand Albany its first loss in District 7-3A play. The Lady Wolves got 28 points from Jamya Mingo-Young and held the Lady Hornets to 5 points in the third quarter to key a 52-43 win Saturday.
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.
ALBANY -- It's a pretty safe bet that both Stacy Darouse and Pam Forbes have had Jan. 9 circled on their calendars for a while.
Albany made a solid showing on the District 7-3A All-District team, selected by the league’s coaches.
A set of 14 Livingston Parish football players get their chance to suit up one more time at the high school level on Saturday when they participate in the Red Stick Bowl.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- The scoreboard painted a decidedly different portrait than the big picture Denham Springs High coach Kevin Caballero was looking for.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Heading into her team’s opener in the Livingston Parish Tournament, Albany girls coach Stacy Darouse had two concerns – that the shooting woes that plagued the Lady Hornets last week would continue, and that Live Oak’s Dijone Flowers would provide a spark for the Lady Eagles.
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.
MANDEVILLE -- The second time was the charm for the Albany Lady Hornets against a team District 6-5A -- and it took some extra effort to get there.
Albany wrapped up the Central Louisiana Thanksgiving Tournament with a 3-0 record after posting a 60-34 victory over Winnfield and a 59-39 win over Simpson on Tuesday.
Albany and University High had to travel to Alexandria to play one another, and the Lady Hornets made the most of the road trip.
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.
ALBANY -- The way Albany coach Chris Carter sees it, in every game there are certain junctures that can make or break a team.