St. Mary’s sweeps Converse, hosts Loyola tonight; NCHS also home

After sweeping an afternoon doubleheader at home Wednesday, the St. Mary’s basketball teams are home again tonight against Loyola Prep in a 6 p.m. twinbill.

The Tigers and Lady Tigers put away Converse Wednesday after splitting games Tuesday at Rapides, with the Tigers pulling off the road win.

Against Converse, the SMHS girls got 17 points from Kelsee Bienvenu while twin sister Cameron Bienvenu notched a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Their efforts, on their 18th birthday, sparked a closing 32-14 run to a 46-37 victory.

The Tigers cruised by the Converse boys, never trailing. They started hot with a 9-2 lead and never looked back in a 50-35 triumph. Payne Williams led the way with 18 points.

NATCHITOCHES CENTRAL – The Chiefs come out of the holiday break, playing at home tonight against Homer. NCHS smashed Tioga 67-31 last Thursday.