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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The team has a star player and that is normal and even thought that was the case, but still there is teamwork and that element should not be removed in the effort of the whole team because it will not work out if this element is not alive. We are all amazingly by the post that we have read. We will surely be motivated and inspired at the same time.
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