The Brusly Panthers split their two district games last week, losing to West Feliciana, but obtaining their first district win of the season against Baker.
The Panthers began their week facing the West Feliciana Saints on Tuesday, and lost 53-46.
Panther senior Travin Thibodeaux blocked five shots and had an astounding 20 reboundeds.
“It was a very strong game for Thibodeaux,” said Brusly’s head coach Harold Boudreaux.
The Panthers followed up the loss with a 51-44 win Saturday against the Buffalos. “Baker is a team that has had a lot of wins,” said Boudreaux. “We just came out and played hard.”
Boudreaux said that the fan support was extraordinary, saying there were lots of students, parents and others from the community in attendance at the game.
“Travin Thibodeaux blocked some shots, Jason Holiday, one of my freshmen, had a good offensive game and knocked out some perimeter shots for us, Shawn (Freeman) stayed strong throughout the game and shot really well for us, and Michael Bryant came out strong, especially defensively,” said Boudreaux. “All of the guys worked hard and contributed their best. That’s what helped us get our first district win. Even after their win, they weren’t overly excited. They got dressed and started looking ahead to the next game.”
Boudreaux said he is proud of his team and is looking forward to playing more games.
“The kids are not giving up,” said Boudreaux. “I have to give them that. Everyone in our district is good, and we respect all of our opponents. On any given night, someone can win. Just because we’re 1-4 in district doesn’t mean that’s the end of our season. We’ll continue to prepare our kids. Preparation has always been bigger to me than winning; without it, you have nothing.”