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Bulldogs Win Consolation In Monroe City Tournament

Louisiana brought home a pair of wins to take home consolation last week in the Monroe City Tournament.
Despite twenty-three points from Derek Richards and seventeen from freshman Mason Washington, the Bulldogs opened the tournament with a 75-71 loss to Mark Twain in double overtime.
The Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 15-11 in the first quarter, but fell behind in the second as Mark Twain won the quarter 14-4.
Down six after two, the Bulldogs edged Mark Twain 11-8 in the third and tied the game in a high scoring fourth frame.
In the first overtime period the lead changed back and forth as both teams scored ten points to force a second OT session.
Richards, Angel Ulloa, Ryan Capps and Remi Feldewerth all fouled out for Louisiana, allowing the Tigers to edge the Bulldogs 11-7 in the second overtime to win the game by four.
Other scoring: Tramaine Chatman, 13 points; Remi Feldewerth, 6 points; Ryan Capps, 4 points; Tyler Hopkins, 3 points; Angel Ulloa, 3 points; Tyler Pederson, 2 points.
The Bulldogs rebounded from the opening round setback by beating Paris 68-50 in the semifinals on Thursday.
The Bulldogs controlled the contest from the opening tip, outscoring the Coyotes in each of the first three quarters.
Louisiana led the contest by twenty-three at the half and twenty-five at the end of three quarters.
Paris outscored the Bulldogs 16-9 in the fourth, but never threatened the Louisiana lead.
Derek Richards again scored 23 points in the win, adding 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals.
Other scoring: Tremaine Chatman, 20 points; Remi Feldewerth, 10 points; Mason Washington, 8 points; Angel Ulloa, 4 points; Ryan Capps, 3 points.
Coming back a night later for the Consolation game, the Bulldogs started hot and hung on for a 57-55 win over North Shelby to take home the trophy.
Louisiana posted a 20-8 first quarter against the Raiders, but were outscored 18-15 in the second for a 35-26 halftime lead.
North Shelby shaved four off the advantage in the third quarter and again outscored the Bulldogs 13-10 in the final quarter allowing Louisiana to come home with the slim two point win.
Richards scored 34 of the Bulldogs 57 points in the win, including five three pointers.
The senior also snagged six steals and five assists.
Other scoring: Tremaine Chatman, 11 points; Remi Feldewerth, 8 points; Mason Washington, 2 points; Angel Ulloa, 2 points.
The Bulldogs (2-3) take on the Bowling Green Bobcats (4-2) tonight (Tuesday) at home in the longtime rivals first game as conference foes.

Louisiana Girls Lose In Semifinal Round Of Monroe City Tourney

The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs were eliminated from the 94th Monroe City Tournament with a pair of losses in the first two rounds last week.
The eight seeded Lady Bulldogs opened the tournament with a 70-16 loss to the host and eventual tournament runner up Monroe City.
Scoring for Louisiana: Faith Rule, 6 points; Kamara Combs, 5 points; Mechia Campbell, 2 points; Maria Gutierrez, 2 points, Caitlyn Gloe, 1 point.
In the semifinals the Lady Bulldogs opened the contest well, but fell to the Mark Twain Lady Tigers 47-21 on Wednesday.
Louisiana played hard, but trailed 10-9 after the first quarter.
The Lady Tigers again posted ten points in the second, but held the Bulldogs to just two points in the quarter.
Down nine entering the second half, Louisiana was outscored 14-4 in the third quarter to drop out of striking distance.
Mark Twain advanced to the consolation game with a 13-6 final quarter against the Lady Bulldogs.
Scoring for Louisiana: Caitlyn Gloe, 11 points; Kamara Combs, 4 points; Faith Rule, 4 points; Mechia Campbell, 2 points.
The Lady Bulldogs (0-4) face Bowling Green (4-2) tonight (Tuesday) at “The Jake”.

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