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WESTWEGO – Three champions were crowned on the first day of the LHSAA Select Girls Basketball championship games.
In the Division IV title game, Southern Lab took down another top seed to score its first championship since 2004 in a 60-42 win over No. 2 Cedar Creek.
The Lady Kittens received double-scoring efforts from four different players, led by Asia Patin’s 19-point game. Shaila Forman, Kinsley James and Madison Alcerro also finished in double-figures.
Sarah Adams scored a team-high 20 points for Cedar Creek in the first game of the evening.
St. Louis Catholic captured a second consecutive title behind Myca Trail’s 33-point performance as the Saints defeated St. Thomas More, 64-47. Trail added 11 rebounds , three assists and four steals on the evening.
Paris Guillory added 16 points for the championship winners while Gabbie Link finished with 11.
Camille Hebert led the offensive output for the Lady Cougars with 16 points.
In the final game of the evening, Claiborne Christian won its first state title since the 2019 season as the Crusaders took down St. Joseph’s-Plaucheville, 61-35. It’s the second championship in the history of the school.
Emily Head was named the game’s Most Outstanding Player for her effort in helping bring home the hardware to northeast Louisiana.
The girls’ Select state championship games concludes Friday with two games starting at 4:30 p.m. Division III will match No. 1 Lafayette Christian against No. 2 Episcopal while the finale features the Division I title game between No. 2 John Curtis and No. 3 McKinley at 7:15 p.m.
LHSAA SELECT GIRLS BASKETBALL FINAL SCORES – THURSDAY
Division IV State Championship
No. 5 Southern Lab, No. 2 Cedar Creek
Division II State Championship
No. 1 St. Louis Catholic 64, St. Thomas More 47
Division V State Championship
No. 2 Claiborne Christian 61, No. 4 St. Joseph’s-Plaucheville 35