Photo by ASHLYNN SHELL
Ta’Rell Simmons (right) and Nikaulyn Goree (left) battle for a rebound during action between the Missouri Tigers and Florida State Seminoles in recent summer basketball league action sponsored by the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department. All games are being played at the recently renovated Bobby James Memorial Gymnasium.
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Planning the next plays for Ruston High School during this week’s Don Redden Classic at Monroe Ouachita High is coach Chris Bush (center). The Bearcats played their third game in the tournament on Friday, gaining a 42-32 win over Zachary after losing to Monroe Richwood High 69-65 and winning over Rayville 66-48. The ’Cats will be on their own court Tuesday night against Lincoln Parish neighbor Choudrant High School.
Nick Isham knows about the proverbial growing pains that go with being a starting quarterback at the NCAA’s highest level (Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as Division 1A).
It’s all part of the territory, not to mention coming into such a role with a long list of credentials (among them being a Gatorade National Player of the Year award as a senior) in the California prep ranks.
So when asked about those two pass interceptions that were credited to him in the final minute of regulation play and then overtime against Mississippi State last weekend, the Louisiana Tech University freshman patiently paused when facing an inquisitive area media group earlier this week and said:
Senior Garrett Patterson will be trying to make some key contributions for Ruston High (30-5) in its Class 5A Louisiana High School Athletic Association regional round home playoff game against Sulphur (23-11) on Monday starting at 5 p.m. Patterson had a single and triple in the Bearcats’ 10-0 bi-district round home victory over Slidell Northshore High earlier this week.