The Brusly High Panthers pulled ahead of Pointe Coupee Central in the first quarter and never looked back, beating the Cougars 64-45 Friday, December 20 in Brusly.
According to Brusly head coach Harold Boudreaux, the Panthers, though they won the game soundly, were not at their best.
“Our kids came out and didn’t play to the best of their ability,” Boudreaux said. “I’ve seen better. It’s just a matter of not trying to play down, and playing up all the time.”
Travin Thibodeaux lead the Panthers with 14 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter, while Jasper Queen tallied 11 points.
Pointe Coupee Central’s high scorer was J. Baptiste, as the stat book indicates, scoring 12 points, with six of those in the first quarter.
Boudreaux said that he expected a dominant game from at least one player, but said that no one player actually dominated.
“Not even the kid I expected would have dominated – we didn’t do exactly what we needed to do,” he said.
Boudreaux did say, however, that though the team seemed flat and lacked passion at times, they played hard and he’s proud of them for playing through and getting the victory.
“The kids played hard. They weren’t going to go out losing the game – they weren’t going to let that happen,” he said. “That’s just them being competitive, converting on the offensive side when we needed to and just playing tough defense. That was our carryover.”