THREE POINT STANCE: LCCP, Kinder work overtime to reach semifinals

Warren Arceneaux
Rodrick Anderson

In this edition of the Three Point Stance, staff writers Rodrick Anderson and Warren Arceneaux review the week in area high school sports.

Which football team had the most impressive win?

WA: Lake Charles College Prep. The Trailblazers went on the road and pulled off a dramatic 28-26 overtime win over Jena to earn its first-ever semifinals appearance.

RA: Kinder hadn’t been to the semifinals since its last state title in 2015, but the Yellow Jackets overcame a low-scoring night and plenty of mistakes, including five turnovers, to stun No. 3 Loreauville 21-14 in double overtime.

Name a player of the week.

WA: Grand Lake’s Eli Fountain scored a pair of touchdown runs to lead the Hornets to a road win at Centerville in a Class 1A quarterfinal game.

RA: Lake Charles College Prep sophomore linebacker Daylon Sibley had the best game of his young career when the Trailblazers needed him most. Sibley recorded a career-high 17 tackles and two tackles for a loss as the Trailblazers held Jena to one score in the second half to win a quarterfinal game for the first time in program history.

Which area basketball team had the best week?

WA: The St. Louis girls went 4-0, including a sweep of three games at the Lake Arthur tournament highlighted by a one-point win over the host Tigers. The Saints also beat DeRidder, Iota and Natchitoches Central.

RA: LaGrange, the Class 4A girls defending state champion, beat a defending state champ for the third time this season on Friday with a dominant 57-37 win over two-time defending Division II champion Liberty. The Gators also beat Class 5A quarterfinalist Sulphur 55-33 on Tuesday.Lake Charles College Prep’s Darius Washington tackles Jena running back Brandon Williams during a Class 3A quarterfinal game on Dec. 11 at Jena High School.

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