The South Terrebonne Gators seem to be hitting on all cylinders heading into district play after a big win against a scrappy Central Catholic team.
Head coach Caleb White has the Gators off to one of their best seasons in recent memory with a record of 13-5. In front of their home crowd where they have yet to lose this season, the Gators showed that they are a team to lookout for come playoff time.
The Gators stayed in control much of the game until late in the fourth when the Eagles would make their run. Senior Tyler Blanchard & sophomore D.J Lewis made some timely shots to help send the game into overtime tied at 56.
Critical missed free throws by the Eagles in the three overtimes would ultimately hurt their chances to pull out a big win on the road. D.J Lewis was fouled on a put back in the third overtime with no time on the clock, but he would missed the first of a one & one to end the game at 74-72.
Sophomore guard Markell Marshall was impressive all game leading all scorers with 24 points & 6 assists for the Gators. Marshall knocked down four three pointers & gave the Eagles fits all night with his ability to get to the cup at will.
The play of game is when sophomore Caleb Fleming hit a big three from about four feet from the perimeter to tie the game at 53 to send it into overtime for the Gators. Fleming had the hot hand most of the night & he delivered when he was called upon. Fleming finished the game with 20 points.
Senior R.J Cox continued his hot streak finishing the game with 21 points & 11 rebounds for the Gators. His activity & energy has played a major part into why the Gators are off to a 13-5 start this season. Cox fouled out in the second overtime, but sophomore Christian Arceneaux stepped up big with some timely shots.
Senior Taylor Blanchard led Central Catholic with 22 points & sophomore D.J Lewis added 14 points & 7 rebounds.
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