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Parish well represented in boys’ hoops playoffs
, staff@fgazette.com
02-16-2017

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
University Lab.
This year, five members of the
six-team district will qualify for the
second season. Wossman (19-8 overall)
is currently the number two seed,
followed by Carroll (21-10) at three,
Madison (17-6) at five, Union Parish
(15-12) at 13 and Richwood (10-12) at
21st. All but Richwood are currently
qualified to host a first-round game.
D’Arbonne Woods has qualified for
the playoffs in its first year of eligibility.
The Timberwolves (6-18) will travel
as the 29th seed. All seven teams in
the district qualified for the playoffs.
Lincoln Prep, formerly Grambling Lab
(26-5) is the two seed, Arcadia (15-8) is
number seven, Plain Dealing (10-11)
is the 10th seed, Haynesville (16-12) is
14. Homer (8-17) will join D’Arbonne
Woods traveling in the first round.
In Class C, Downsville (4-30) gets in
as the 25th seed. Joining them in the
post-season are District 1-C members
top seeded Summerfield (27-4) and
Gibsland-Coleman (29-7) as the four
seed.
In Mississippi Association of Independent
School play, Union Christian
was assured a spot in the South State
Tournament this week at Tallulah
Academy. The Lions needed to beat
Glenbrook by six or more points on
Feb. 7 to take break a tie in the District
6-2A standings and won 57-49. They’ll
play Porter’s Chapel at 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesday.
On the girls’ side of ledger, only
Union Christian has qualified for
the playoffs. Pashonnay Johnson set
a single game scoring record with 37
points as the Lady Lions beat Glenbrook
55-49 to take the last spot in the
girls’ tournament. They’ll play against
Trinity Episcopal also on Wednesday
in Tallulah.

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