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Dubach girls stopped by Saline

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Dubach High’s SheKenna Nathan (23) starts to dribble past Saline’s Unique Qualls (4) during action in Thursday night’s Class C girls’ semifinal round Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoff game in Monroe.

MONROE — Theodis Johnson put the full blame for Dubach High’s loss in the girls’ state basketball Class C semifinals Thursday night squarely on his broad shoulders.

Never mind that the young Lady Hornets (31-6) started off uncharacteristically slow, shot a mere 10 percent (3-of-30) from the field in the first half and might have even experienced some of the “big court” jitters that accompany reaching this deep into the postseason.

“We should have come out with more intensity and that’s my fault,” Johnson said after the District 1-C champions were edged by Saline 51-48 “We came out complacent and that’s my fault. Put the blame on me. I’m the coach.”

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