MCHS Lady Tigers travel to Rayne Thurs.
(The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
The Morgan City High School Lady Tiger basketball team will hit the road Thursday to face Rayne High School in Class 4A bi-district action at 6 p.m.
Morgan City enters the postseason as the No. 23 seed, while Rayne is the No. 10 seed.
Morgan City finished the regular season with a 9-11 mark and was 3-7 in District 7-4A.
“This season has been a little bit of everything,” Morgan City Coach Taylor Crappell said. “I think we’ve done a lot of growing. Our girls have had to step up into some roles that they don’t normally take on, so I think that was an opportunity for them to look at the game and look at the opportunity to grow not only as an individual but also as a team.”
Crappell said the season has consisted of growing spurts and growing pains but said she thought the season has been a good one overall.
The season was good for everyone in Morgan City’s district, too, as every District 7-4A team advanced to the postseason.
Meanwhile, Morgan City’s opponent, Rayne, was the Class 4A runner-up a year ago.
This year’s squad enters the postseason with a 17-6 mark.
Rayne finished second in district behind Deridder, which is Class 4A’s No. 2 seed.
Crappell said she has watched a lot of film on Rayne and said they are “extremely scrappy.”
Crappell said her team seems excited about advancing to the postseason.
“Honestly, any team that is going to the playoffs is going to be excited, but at the same time, it’s a different vibe with them,” Crappell said, adding that it is a positive for the coaching staff.
“But I think overall, they’re just ready to get after it,” Crappell said. “I think at this point it really wouldn’t matter who we’re playing. I think they’re just ready to get after it.”