Stephen Kunz (11) is congratulated at home plate by his Cedar Creek High School teammates after hitting a game-winning home run in a 1-0 victory over Sterlington Saturday. Kunz slammed his round tripper over the right field wall in the sixth inning to help the Cougars improve to a 16-6 record. Adam Van was the winning pitcher and Grant Clary registered a save.
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The Grambling State Tigers conducted a second consecutive day of indoor walk-throughs Wednesday, easing things up a bit before making a big push toward the start of the 2013 season.
“The rain on Tuesday pushed us inside and then we already had the walk-through planned for (Wednesday) to give the guys a bit of break,” Tigers head coach Doug Williams said. “They’ve been working hard in a lot of heat, so they deserved that kind of break. You can still accomplish a lot of things during the walk-throughs, especially things like putting in packages and schemes, and things like that.”
Grambling State Univeristy freshman guard Jazmine Boyd (shooting ball) has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. The native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, scored a career-high 34 points in a Monday win at Alcorn State, going 10-for-14 from the field, 5-for-6 from 3-point range and 9-for-11 at the line.
Central Catholic’s Meoshonti Knight and Christian Life Academy’s Johnathan Stove built their resumes by doing a variety of things for their respective teams. The two senior standouts can now add one more thing to their list of accomplishments.
Knight and Stove headline the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A All-State basketball teams selected by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.
Grambling Laboratory’s Davauhnte Turner was a second-team selection on the boys squad.
A longtime state college basketball rivalry will be renewed Saturday as freshman Derric Jean (above) and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs play host to the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette in a noon showdown at the Thomas Assembly Center. Tech enters the game at 7-1 and will be fighting for its 36th consecutive win in the TAC while Louisiana-Lafayette stands at 3-3. The Cajuns are ranked No. 2 nationally in scoring at 91.8 points per game. Saturday’s contest will be televised by the American Sports Network.