For Doyle coach Daniel Kennedy and Springfield coach Daniel Kennedy, 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.
HOLDEN -- There’s no need to refresh K.K. Kropog’s memory of her last two trips to the state tournament.
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.
BATON ROUGE -- Holden held Maurepas to 6 points in the second half to key a 53-35 win over the Wolves in the District 7-B tournament Thursday at Runnels.
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.
BATON ROUGE -- When you accomplish what Holden has the last few seasons, the regular season can become mundane.
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.
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.
CAMERON -- Vinton got rolling early and didn't let up in a 68-48 win over Holden in the Johnson Bayou Tournament over the weekend.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Denham Springs High will host the Alton Leggette Memorial Tournament for freshman teams beginning Wednesday at Hornsby and Jacket gyms.
MAURICE -- Holden and Delcambre combined to score 67 points in their game as part of the North Vermilion Tournament on Wednesday.
HOLDEN -- At one point after hitting a 3-pointer against Holden, Springfield's Matt Kreutzer, smiled and shrugged his shoulders as he passed the Bulldogs' bench while dropping back to play defense.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- There wasn’t much room for celebration for the Maurepas, nor was there any energy in the Lady Wolves’ step for most of the game.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- When it came down to it, Live Oak’s defensive pressure was just a little too much for Holden.
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.
Holden picked up a pair of wins in the Central Louisiana Thanksgiving Tournament, scoring a 65-50 win over Merryville and following that with a 57-28 victory over Pitkin.