New Iberia defeated Central Lafourche and Ellender to reach the finals of the Thanksgiving tournament versus Thibodaux. The Yellow Jackets defeated the defending 5A state champions 36-32 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Tigers defeated Morgan City & Southside to reach the finals their tournament. The Yellow Jackets started the game off up 13-3 behind some stellar play from senior point guard Stiles Jolivet & would go into the half up 23-13.
You had to know the Tigers would eventually make their run & they did just that going on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 23-22 to start the third quarter. The Todd Russ coached team would sustain the Tiger’s run to go into the fourth quarter up 27-22.
The Yellow Jackets would close the door on the Tigers late creating a crucial turnover down the stretch with under 30 seconds left in the game. Junior guard Jatterius Fusiler would knock down two free throws with 11 seconds left to make it a two possession game & give the Yellow Jackets the win.
Jatterius Fusiler led all scorers with 18 points & Stiles Jolivet chipped in 11 points for New Iberia. J’Mari Carter led Thibodaux with 16 points.
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