For the LOVE of the game

Even without one of their top offensive weapons, the Destrehan Wildcats were able to stretch their district record to 4-2 with a 71-56 win over archrival Hahnville last week. The win was the Wildcats second over the Tigers this season, following two weeks after their 58-43 victory on Jan. 15.

With Tim Molton, who will play football for LSU next fall, sitting on the bench, the Wildcats relied on an aggressive defensive performance to force 20 turnovers in the first half. Destrehan used those turnovers to pull away in the second quarter, then finished strong for the big win.

23 points from Roosevelt Johnson paced the Wildcats to the victory, while teammates Kevin Smothers and Darrow Barnes combined for 27.

Donovon Hewitt finished with 14 points for Hahnville, while LaRon Byrd added 10.

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