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District pictures coming more clearly into focus
, staff@fgazette.com
01-25-2018

District races are beginning to
fall into shape for the four Union
Parish high schools fielding boys
and girls’ basketball teams.
There’s one who will face two of
the top four teams in its classification
in a seven-day period.

There’s another that hadn’t posted
a “W” in almost three months
that got one in the past week.
For another, the losing streak is
approaching 20 games.
Union Parish
The Farmers three-game win
streak to open District 2-3 play,
including a 51-48 win at Sterlington
last week, was snapped in their 66-
59 loss to Wossman, seeded sixth in
the latest LHSAA power rankings.
UPHS has three road games in the
next week, including two district
matchups. They have the unenviable
task of taking on Carroll at
the Dog Pound on Tuesday. The
Bulldogs are 18-7 on the season and
sit in fourth in the LHSAA power
rankings. On Friday, they’re in
Tallulah to take on Madison Parish.
The Jaguars are 12-6 overall.
A 67-60 win over Sterlington put
their district record at 1-2 going
into Tuesday night’s game against
Wossman. The Farmers get a
break from district play at Bastrop
against a Rams’ team riding a seven-
game win streak that puts their
overall record at 13-7.
The Lady Farmers have opened
district play dropping three decisions,
including a 51-32 loss
to Richwood and a 41-27 defeat
against Wossman last week. At
Carroll, they’ll face a district foe
that riding an eight-game win
streak and sits at 3-0 and 16-4 overall.
The Lady Bulldogs are fourth
in the LHSAA power rankings. At
Madison Parish, the Lady Jags
are 13-7 overall and 1-1 in district
play following a 35-20 win over
Sterlington last week. Something
of a break comes at Bastrop, as the
Lady Rams are struggling at 5-14
overall, having lost five of their
last six games.
D’Arbonne Woods
Two losses in District 1-2A contests
pushed the D’Arbonne Woods
boys losing streak to seven games.
They’ll host Calvary Baptist on
Friday. The Crusaders are 2-1 in
district play, including a 66-15 win
against the Timberwolves earlier
this year. On paper, their game next
Tuesday hosting Mansfield looks
like an evenly matched opponent.
However, the Tigers lone district
wins and half of their overall win
total came earlier this month with
a 62-19 win over DWCS.
The Lady Timberwolves
dropped their district openers last
week, pushing their losing streak
to seven games. Calvary will bring
a 0-1-district mark and 9-9 overall
record into Friday’s game. Mansfield’s
Lady Tigers have won five
straight, including three district
wins and sit tied with Mansfield
atop the district standings.
Downsville Community
In just a four-team district,
every game is crucial for Downsville
Community Charter. They
dropped their District 1-C opener
last week against New Living
Word in Ruston. They host Gibsland-
Coleman on Tuesday and
play at Summerfield on Friday.
The Rebels at 19-4 overall and sit
atop the Class C power rankings.
The Demons’ game against Summerfield
postponed last week
due to school closures has been
rescheduled.
After opening their season on
October 30 with a win against Central
/ Jonesville, the Lady Demons
18-game losing streak was snapped
last week. They will receive credit
for a district win against New Living
Word as the team was disbanded.
They will also receive credit for
another win as the two teams were
scheduled to play again next Tuesday.
Playing at Gibsland-Coleman,
the Lady Demons will face a team
that has won just two of its last
10 games to sit at 5-16 overall and
1-0 in district play. Entertaining
Summerfield, they’ll face a Lady
Rebels team that is 1-0 in district
play, 23-6 overall but has dropped
four of its last seven games. Even
with their recent skid, the Lady
Rebs sit in fourth in the Class C
power rankings.
Union Christian
An MAIS District 6-A contest
postponed last week against Tallulah
Academy is one of four district
games the Lions have over the next
week. A 64-38 win at CHA last week
improved the Lions overall record
to 14-4. They hosted Riverdale on
Tuesday and play at Tensas on
Friday before returning home for
back-to-back games Monday and
Tuesday against Tallulah and Briarfield,
respectively.
In their two-game series against
district opponents, the Lady Lions
have previously fallen against all
three the opponents they will face
in the next week, having dropped
decisions previously against Briarfield,
Riverdale and Tensas.

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