The Destrehan Wildcats remained perfect in district play after knocking off rival Hahnville 64-49 last week.
The Tigers (14-7) were coming off of an impressive win over East Ascension in their first district game of the year and actually looked like they would cruise to a win over Destrehan (20-5, 2-0) in the first quarter. Hahnville scored the first six points of the game and had a 16-10 lead after the first period.
But then the Wildcats struck back.
Due largely to Tiger turnovers, Destrehan fought all the way back to tie the game at 20-20 and took a 23-20 lead on a Kevin Smith 3-pointer with under four minutes remaining.
Destrehan didn’t trail again, outscoring the Tigers 12-8 in the third quarter and 25-16 in the fourth quarter for the win.
Smith finished with 19 points for Destrehan, while B.J. Singleton added 16. Ryan Derbes also chipped in with 11 points. Warren LeBeauf led the Tigers with 19 points.
“In the first half, we didn’t execute on the offensive side of the ball, but we were able to hang on to a five-point lead at half,” Destrehan head coach Todd Bourg said. “We executed real well in the second half and that’s why we were able to come out with the 15 point win.”
Bourg has been pleased with his team’s district performance so far.
“We started with a very good win on the road at Dutchtown and I thought we played pretty well, especially on the defensive side,” he said. “And then we got another good win against a very talented Hahnville team here at home.”
Destrehan traveled to East St. John on Tuesday and will be back home against East Ascension on Jan. 29. The Tigers will travel to St. Amant on Jan. 29.