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.
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.
FERRIDAY -- It won't show up on the Class 2A playoff bracket as a win for Springfield, but it a way, just getting to the postseason was a victory for Lady Bulldogs coach Byron Garner.
GREENSBURG -- If the early-season injury bug wasn't enough, Friday’s 50-38 loss to St. Helena may have been the ultimate trial-by-fire that Springfield’s underclassmen have had to weather thus far.
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 -- Denham Springs High will host the Alton Leggette Memorial Tournament for freshman teams beginning Wednesday at Hornsby and Jacket gyms.
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.
HOUMA -- The record going into Monday's game with Covenant Christian may not have indicated it, but Springfield coach Byron Garner knew his team was improving.
Springfield didn’t have many players make the District 8-2A All-District team, but it’s sort of fitting that on a team decimated by injuries, the Bulldogs’ lone first-team representative was one who picked up some slack late in the season because of those injuries.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Boxscore lovers might cringe at Doyle’s 39-33 win over Springfield in the first round of the Livingston Parish Tournament.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A game that started out slowly turned into a barn-burner to open the 2017 edition of The Livingston Parish Tournament on Tuesday at Hornsby Gym.
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.
LORANGER -- Springfield coach Blake Zito liked his team's effort against Loranger -- the end result just didn't work out in the Bulldogs' favor.
ST. GABRIEL -- East Iberville used a steady effort to snap Springfield's four-game win streak with a 70-63 victory on Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield got strong second-half efforts from Isaiah Jackson and Bryce Johnson to key a 50-44 win over Pearl River on Monday.