With only two games remaining in the regular season, the Terrebonne Tigers entered this game ranked 34 in the class 5A state power ratings. And with only the top 32 teams qualifying for the playoffs, the Tigers were pretty much in a win or go home scenario vs H.L Bourgeois on Tuesday night.
Although the Tigers never trailed in the game, the Braves was able to make a late run cutting the lead to 58-56 with just under a minute in the fourth quarter. But senior Taihgan Poindexter was able to knock down two critical free throws for the Tigers to put the final nail in the coffin for a 60-56 final score. Poindexter finished the game with 14 points with 10 of those points coming in the second half. Senior T.J Ruffin was terrific once again leading the Tigers with 15 points, 9 rebounds, & 3 steals. Also, junior Ja’Khi Douglas finished with 14 points & 6 assists to help the Tigers keep their playoff hopes alive.
The H.L Bourgeois Braves came into the game ranked 30 in the class 5A state power rankings. And dropping a loss to arch rival Terrebonne could put the Braves in a win or go home Friday night versus Hahnville on the road. The Braves were out of sink much of the night & missing some critical free throws late in the fourth could maybe cost them a chance to make the playoffs when it’s all said & done. Junior Deondre Buggage led the Braves with 14 & 4 assists, while Julian Woods chipped in 10 points & 7 rebounds on the night.
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