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Farmers share district lead heading into crucial week
, staff@fgazette.com
01-18-2018

Nine times in the last 10 seasons,
at least one team from District 2-3A
has made it to the finals of the LHSAA
basketball tournament.
That run includes two years
in which district foes met for the
title – in 2013, where Carroll edged
Union Parish and 2008, when
Wossman beat Richwood for the
championship.
This season looks like one
where the streak will be continued.
Carroll, Wossman and Union
Parish each sit a 2-0 in district play.
Each is currently in the Top 10 of
the LHSAA power ratings for Class
3A – Carroll is fourth, Wossman is
sixth and the Fighting Farmers
are ninth.
The logjam atop the district
standings will become more clear
over the next week as Union Parish
is scheduled to host Wossman on
Friday and travels to Monroe to
take on Carroll next Tuesday.
The Farmers opened district
play with two convincing wins last
week, an 18-point win against Madison
Parish and a 15-point decision
against Richwood. The Rams are
uncharacteristically struggling
this season with an 11-16 overall
record. They fell to Wossman 63-61
in both team’s district opener.
At press time, it is expected a
boys-girls doubleheader between
Union Parish and Sterlington
scheduled for Tuesday night at
Sterlington will likely be postponed
due to school closures related
to weather.
The Lady Farmers continue to
hover around the .500 mark overall
after dropping a 51-35 contest
against Richwood last week. A
score for their game against Madison
Parish is unavailable.
D’Arbonne Woods will try to
break a 14-game losing streak as
they host Lakeside on Thursday
in a game that was scheduled for
Tuesday but postponed due to
weather. The Timberwolves get
no rest, as they host Class 2A’s second-
ranked North Caddo Rebels on
Friday. DWCS dropped their first
two District 1-2A contests against
Calvary Baptist and Mansfield last
week by an average score of 63-17.
The Lady Timberwolves have
a good change of snapping their
current four-game losing streak
Thursday against Lakeside, which
has dropped eight of its last nine
games. They will face a tougher
challenge Friday, as North Caddo,
which opened the season with
eight straight wins, brings a 17-5
overall record into the contest.
Playing in a four-team district,
the Downsville Demons will finally
get into the District 1-C play over
the next week. They’ll play at New
Living Word on Friday and host
Gibsland-Coleman on Tuesday. It
is unlikely a scheduled boys-girls
doubleheader set for Tuesday in
which DCCS would host Summerfield
will be played. A makeup
date for the game is not known at
press time.
After winning their season
opener, the Lady Demons have
dropped 18 straight. Against Summerfield,
they will face a Lady
Rebels team that opened the season
with 16 consecutive wins and
stands at 21-6 overall. They are
1-4 over their last five games, but
have played against Class 5A and
4A opponents.
With MAIS District 6-A wins
last week against Claiborne and
Central, the UCA Lions sit at 6-0
in league play. A boys-girls contest
scheduled for Tuesday will likely
be rescheduled. The Lions host Riverdale
on January 23 in a return to
district play after a contest Friday
at CHA Monroe.
UCA’s Lady Lions got their first
district win of the season last week
with a 33-26 win over Central.

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