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Lady Tigers claim district championship
Wrap up district play Friday against Destrehan
Jonathan Menard -   Feb 09, 2012

Hahnville High School guard Rickell Preston scores on a layup.
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Hahnville High School guard Rickell Preston scores on a layup.

The Hahnville Lady Tigers captured the District 8-5A championship Tuesday night by beating John Ehret 40-34.

Hahnville took a 13-9 lead after the first quarter, but John Ehret battled back to take a 27-24 halftime lead after outscoring the Lady Tigers 18-11 in the second quarter. The game slowed down dramatically in the third, with both teams combining for only nine points. However, Hahnville scored seven of those nine to recapture the lead.

They wouldn’t relinquish it for the rest of the contest.

KaeLynn Boyd led Hahnville to the win with 13 points, while Rickell Preston chipped in with 11 points. Akira Zeringue finished with eight points, while Rea Fields added six.

Raven Coleman was the only John Ehret player who scored in double figures, finishing with 11 points.

With the win, Hahnville (20-7) remained perfect in district play with a 9-0 record. They wrap up the season Friday night against rival Destrehan. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in Destrehan’s gym.

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