Destrehan looks to reverse losing slide

Destrehan is in the midst of its toughest stretch of the season, and coach Todd Bourg said if his team is to right the ship, it will come down to reestablishing the little things that add up to victory each game.

DHS (11-13) lost its sixth consecutive game Tuesday night as H.L. Bourgeois edged the Wildcats 73-70. Destrehan has fallen to 0-5 in District 7-5A play and while it would still reach the postseason were it to begin today (DHS was ranked No. 32 in Class 5A power point rankings as of Wednesday morning’s press time; 32 teams qualify for the postseason), the wins must materialize quickly for that to become a reality at season’s end.

Destrehan reached the championship game of the St. Paul’s tournament near the end of December, losing in the title game to host St. Paul’s. Since then, DHS has been felled by Hahnville, Terrebonne, East St. John and Central Lafourche. 

“In all of our losses, we haven’t been doing the things we need to do to get over the hump,” Bourg said. “We’re missing too many shots near the goal, not blocking out and not taking charges. We’re getting beat in the trenches and on the boards each game.”

Destrehan lost at home to Central Lafourche (14-5) last Friday night, 72-60. Lionel Maxon led Destrehan with 22 points. David Green and Trey Jones each added 10. J.R. Blood scored seven.

In the Wildcats’ 63-54 loss at East St. John,  Maxon scored 20 and Jones scored 14 to lead DHS. Green added seven.

Maxon posted a game-high 33 points in Destrehan’s 82-78 loss to Terrebonne. Green scored 18, Jones 17 and Blood nine.

The good news for the Wildcats as they attempt to get back on the right track is an upcoming three-game home stand, beginning Friday night as Thibodaux comes to town. 

Next week, DHS hosts Hahnville Friday before welcoming a clash with visiting Terrebonne Feb. 2.

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