The seven active players on Houma Christian’s roster were more than enough to slip past the 14 active players on E.D. White Catholic’s roster Tuesday night.
Three of those seven players in particular had big nights for the Warriors.
Trent Washington had 21 points and Tre Washington and JeCorie Ward each poured in 14 apiece as the Warriors defeated the Cardinals, 60-47, in nondistrict play Tuesday.
“Any one of those three guys can jump up and give us a big game on any given night,” Houma Christian coach Freddie Frye said of his high-scoring trio afterward.
On this night, all three of them did.
E.D. White led 9-6 after a slow and uneventful start for both teams in the first quarter, but things picked up in the second, especially near the end of the half for Houma Christian (4-4 overall).
The Warriors (4-4 overall) got out to a seven-point lead after Ward stole an inbound pass for a layup to make it 31-24 in the closing seconds of the half. Two foul shots from Peyton Amadee made it a 31-26 Houma Christian lead at halftime.
Down but not defeated, the Cardinals (3-1) made a decent run at the start of the third quarter to erase the deficit and at one point went ahead, 39-37. That lead was short-lived, however, as the Warriors proceeded to go on a 7-0 tear to close out the third quarter.
Houma Christian led 44-41 to start the fourth quarter and quickly began to pull away. They upped their lead to double digits at 51-41 with three minutes to play and led by as many as 17 in the final minutes en route to the victory.
“The one thing I wasn’t happy with early on was our offensive efficiency,” Frye said. “We took way too many jump shots early on. I always tell my guys we have to take ownership of the stuff they give you. I knew they were going to come out with a lot of energy and you’ve got to try and curb that energy.
“They were all over the place, but I knew if we got them settled enough to start looking at what we had offensively, we were going to be fine. So we just had to get them settled (down).”
Kevin Johnson had 11 points for E.D. White and Charles Braudy had eight.
E.D. White coach Jonathan Kiefe was not available for comment after the game.
HOUMA CHRISTIAN 45, NEW IBERIA 42 (GIRLS)
At Houma, Alicia Johnson had 18 points for Houma Christian – including 11 in the fourth quarter – to lead the Warriors to a come-from-behind victory.
Bailey Antoine had 12 points for New Iberia and Morgan Carrier added 10.
The Lady Warriors led 9-4 after the first quarter and 15-11 at halftime but trailed 31-29 after the third quarter.
GIRLS SOCCER CAPSULES
RIVERSIDE ACADEMY 1, SOUTH TERREBONNE 0 (at Reserve, nondistrict match)
Records: Riverside Academy (3-1 overall); South Terrebonne (1-5 overall)
ELLENDER 0, COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0 (at Bourg, nondistrict match)
Statistical leaders: Ellender – Arianna Mulligan (goalie, five saves); CCA – Ruth Boquet (goalie)
Records: Ellender (0-2-1 overall); CCA (0-1-1 overall)
URSULINE ACADEMY 4, E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC 2 (at New Orleans, nondistrict match)
Statistical leaders: E.D. White – Taylor Marcombre (goal), Madison Konur (goal)
Halftime score: Ursuline led 3-2.
Records: Ursuline Academy (3-1 overall); E.D. White (8-1-2 overall)
BOYS SOCCER MATCHES POSTPONED
Three area boys soccer matches set for Tuesday were postponed because of wet field conditions.
Vandebilt Catholic will now play at Westminster Christian at Opelousas at 6 p.m. tonight, Destrehan will be at Central Lafourche on Dec. 22 and Houma Christian School will host Ascension Christian at a later date..
--Compiled by sports writer Kelly McElroy.