Patterson Lumberjills edge Berwick Lady Panthers, 51-47

Morgan City High School's Deryon Johnson shoots during Friday's contest against Ellender. While Morgan City hung tough against the
Lady Patriots, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, in the first quarter, it could not keep pace with Ellender the remainder of the contest, falling 80-37. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Staff Report

The Patterson Lumberjills held off a second-half surge by the Berwick Lady Panthers for a 51-47 victory in District 8-3A girls’ basketball action at Patterson Friday.
Trailing, 25-5 at halftime, Berwick outscored Patterson, 42-26 in the second half. The Lady Panthers cut their deficit to 39-23 after three quarters before outscoring Patterson, 24-12, in the fourth quarter.
In the loss, Madison Carline led Berwick with 25 points. Other Berwick scorers included Jordan Lipari and Mary Jordan Melancon, nine each; Alira Clark, three; and Tia Whitehead and Sydney Aucoin, two each.
Makayla Ruiz led Patterson with 25 points, while Nyla Holder also reached double figures with 14. Other Patterson scorers included Briana Butler with six points and Kemiah Watson and Kemprielle Williams with three apiece.
Patterson (5-13 overall, 2-8 in district) will return to action Tuesday when it travels to face E.D. White in district play. E.D. White is ranked No. 6 in the latest Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division II power rankings, while Patterson is ranked No. 35 in Class 3A.
Berwick (4-18, 2-9) will close its season Tuesday when it hosts Kaplan in district play.
CCHS defeats
Highland Baptist
The Central Catholic Lady Eagles defeated Highland Baptist, 50-29, in District 7-1A action in Morgan City, Friday.
Yani Johnson led Central Catholic with 14 points, while Aliyah Poole scored 10 and Sydney Williams added nine.
Central Catholic (11-12 overall, 5-7 in district) will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Vermilion Catholic.
Ellender routs
Morgan City
The Morgan City Lady Tigers hung tough with Ellender for a quarter but could not keep pace with one of Class 4A’s top teams the remainder of the contest as they fell, 80-37, in District 7-4A action in Morgan City Friday.
Ellender came into the game ranked No. 4 in the latest Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A power rankings, while Morgan City was ranked No. 21.
No individual Morgan City stats were submitted.
The Lady Tigers (8-10, 2-6) will return to action Tuesday when it travels to face South Terrebonne.

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