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Final playoff schedule put on hold for hearing
Dozens of boys basketball teams
around the state, including three from
Union Parish, may not know until
Wednesday when they’ll play their
first round games in the Louisiana
High School Athletic Association
playoffs.
Brackets for the LHSAA’s Marsh
Madness Tournament were scheduled
for release Monday. A fight during half
time of a game last Friday between two
teams in the Class 5A playoffs, however,
resulted in the association choosing
to postpone formally announcing
the brackets in five non-select and four
select divisions until after the hearing
and a possible appeal are held.
Players from Central Lafourche
and East St. John were involved in an
altercation away from the court during
halftime of their game Friday at East
St. John. Referees decided to stop the
game at that point and both teams were
given a forfeit.
Regardless of the outcome of the
hearing, Union Parish director of athletics
Michael Lyons said the Farmers
know who they’ll be facing. They just
don’t know when.
“We’re the 11th seed, so we’ll have a
home game against Glen Oaks,” Lyons
said. “We won’t know officially until
maybe Wednesday, but we suspect it
will still be Friday night.”
Despite just four wins over their
last 10 games – fourth place in District
2-3A – the Farmers’ strength of schedule
helped them get into the home half
of the bracket. They finished 4-6 in
district play and 15-13 overall. Three
of the top five seeds in the 3A bracket
– number two Wossman, third-seeded
Carroll and number five Madison – are
from District 2-3A. With Richwood
finishing as the 19th seed, five members
in the six-team district made the
32-team bracket.
Glen Oaks (16-18 overall) finished
second in District 6-3A with a 9-5 record.
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Parish well represented in boys’ hoops playoffs
All four boys basketball teams in
Union Parish have advanced to postseason
play.
Final seedings have not yet been
determined for play in the Louisiana
High School Athletic Association
playoffs.
Power rankings through games
played Monday showed District 2-3A
should have a representative continue
the district’s run deep into the
playoffs.
Since the 2010-2011 season, the
district has produced four state champions
– two each by Carroll and Richwood.
In 2013, the Bulldogs edgedUnion Parish 68-64 in the finals played
at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on the University
of Louisiana at Monroe campus.
Last year, Wossman knocked off
Peabody as Casey Jones – coached by
his namesake father – hit a half-court
shot at the buzzer to move the Wildcats
into the finals, where they lost to
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