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Former Morgan City High School standout Makye Richard attempts a layup during a pick-up basketball game at the Siracusa Recreational Center Wednesday evening. Richard has transferred from Northern New Mexico College closer to home at Xavier University in New Orleans. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Richard to continue playing career at Xavier University in New Orleans

Former Morgan City High School hoops standout Makye Richard always has wanted to attend Xavier University, but hasn’t been able to.

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Central Catholic's Demonrick Blackburn, 11, goes in for a shot during a December contest against Houma Christian. Central Catholic will host the 2019 Eagle Tournament Jan. 3-5 in Morgan City.
—The Daily Review/file photo

Central Catholic Eagle Tournament set

Central Catholic will host the 2019 Eagle Tournament, an event featuring eight high school boys basketball teams, beginning Thursday, Jan. 3, and continuing through Saturday.

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Yani Johnson, 23, had a standout game for the Central Catholic Lady Eagles Friday night at home. CCHS defeated the Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers 59-51 in the back-and-forth contest. Johnson had 24 points to lead Central.
—The Daily Review Photos/Mico Aloisio

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Hanson Memorial's Carlie Pellerin, 3, scored 20 in the Lady Tigers 59-51 loss Friday to the Central Catholic Lady Eagles.

Area teams busy during holiday break

Area basketball teams were busy during the holiday break.

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Patterson High School's Alayah Williams prepares to take a shot against Catholic High — New Iberia opponents in a close contest Thursday night in Patterson. The Lumberjills were 29-28 victors in the non-district battle. The 'Jills are now 7-6 overall and 1-0 in District 8-3A.
—The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

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Central Catholic's Elijah Swan, 12, and Morgan City High's Deondra Grogan, 5, reach for the ball in a contest held earlier in December. Swan contributed 17 points including seven free throws in the Eagles exciting come-from-behind win over the H.L. Bourgeois Braves during the E.D. White tournament in Thibodaux Thursday. Tournament play continues through Saturday.
—The Daily Review/file photo

Eagles, 'Jills win, Panthers lose close game

Three area schools, Berwick High, Patterson High and Central Catholic, saw basketball action Dec. 27.



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