Lumberjacks fall to Albany on the road

Published 7:53 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bogalusa’s offensive struggles continued Friday as the Lumberjacks suffered a 57-42 District 8-3A loss to Albany at home.

Bogalusa (0-18, 0-6) led 7-6 in the first quarter, but Albany’s Justin Thompson hit for two to give the Hornets (15-11, 4-3) the lead 8-7. That began an 11-0 run that went into the second quarter.

Bogalusa trailed 12-7 after one, and Albany extended its lead to 18-7 by the 4:09 mark of the second period.

“It was just poor shooting on our part,” BHS coach Ken Martin said. “They played us a straight 2-3 zone. We just couldn’t make shots.”

Tym Toussaint ended the Lumberjacks’ 8:12 scoring drought by hitting one of two from the free throw line to make it 18-8 with 3:55 left in the first half.

Bogalusa was able to keep the margin to 10 at 22-12, but Albany scored four of the final five points to end the first half and took a 26-13 lead to halftime.

The Lumberjacks got off to a good start in the second half, as Tremarcus Levi, who scored seven, hit for two, but Albany’s Amari Johnson drained two free throws with 7:06 left to push the margin back to 13.

The advantage ballooned to 18 at 36-18, but Bogalusa continued to battle and put up six unanswered points.

Billy Mingo, who recorded nine, followed up a miss for two with 1:28 remaining. Albany coach Frank Schneider was hit with a technical foul for arguing a double foul. Bogalusa’s Kenny Robertson missed the two free throws, but he redeemed himself on the following possession with a 3-pointer.

It was 36-23, then Levi hit one of two from the line to close the gap to 36-24.

But Albany added the final five points of the third period with Josh McLain hitting a layup and Danton Cunningham converting a 3-point play to make it 41-24.

Albany’s lead was never less than double figures in the fourth quarter, as the Hornets left with the win.

Kenyatta Scott led BHS with 12 points, while Mingo had nine. Eric Williams scored five with Robertson, Tré Short scored three and Laster Hills and Trey Thomas contributed one apiece.