This was one of the biggest crowds the Tri-Parish has seen before in recent memory, & the Thibodaux Tigers did not disappoint on Friday night.
The Tigers came out with guns blazing getting off to a 6-0 lead to start the game, but Natchitoches-Central guard Devonte Snow would convert an acrobatic layup to kill the Tiger’s run. The Tigers led 18-15 after the first quarter.
After trading baskets much of the first quarter, the Tigers would go up 24-17 after a big three pointer from Marvin Robertson with just under six minutes left in the second. The Tigers would go into halftime up 30-27.
The Chiefs would finally get their first lead of the game after Devonte Snow’s put back layup to put his team ahead 35-34 with 5:50 left in the third. The Tigers would then go on a 14-10 run to close out the third to go up 48-45.
The Tigers had a few costly turnovers down stretch, but their senior led backcourt definitely showed in the fourth quarter that they could handle Natchitoches-Central’s full court pressure. The Chiefs trailed 65-62 with just under a minute in regulation, but the Tigers would hold them off to win 67-62 & advance to the top 28 in Lake Charles.
Senior Marvin Robertson led all scorers with 22 points, Rashod Robinson 15 points, Rashaud Winslow 12 points, & Kobi Johnson added 10 points for Thibodaux. Devonte Snow led Natchitoches-Central with 19 points.
Thibodaux will face off against #4 Bonnabel in the semifinals Thursday at 3:00 pm. The Tigers defeated Bonnabel earlier this season in the St. Augustine tournament.
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