After enjoying a three game win streak, which included a win over in-parish rival Brusly in the Sugarcane Classic, the Pelicans fell to the top-ranked University High Cubs 54-12 in last Friday’s District 7-3A game at Guy Otwell Stadium.
The rewards of patience and persistence have begun to pay off for the Brusly High volleyball team.
Things looked dismal for the Lady Panthers after an 0-5 start this season, but BHS has worked its way to a No. 11 power ranking and No. 10 spot in the Louisiana Sportswriters Association 3A polls.
Both local volleyball teams chalked wins last week as the season moved into the second round of district fare.
The Brusly volleyball team remained in title contention in the district race with a win of 3-0 (25-6, 25-7, 25-9) over Baker last week.
Johnee LeBlanc ignited the Panthers with four kills, 11 aces and two assists, while Caitlyn Williams chalked eight kills and six aces. Victoria Genusa had seven aces and 11 assists.
Brusly’s district hopes could hinge upon the outcome of a showdown that was set for Tuesday (after presstime) at Parkview Baptist.
Port Allen heads into action Friday against the top-ranked school in Class 3A, while Brusly travels deep into bayou country with hopes of snapping a losing skid.
Week 7 action begins at 7 p.m. for both teams.
PORT ALLEN – If the Pelicans wanted the biggest measuring stick as to how they stack among top-ranked programs, they will soon get their wish.