Bogalusa defeated in 3 tourney games

Published 11:17 am Friday, December 1, 2017

MANDEVILLE — Bogalusa’s young team lost its three games in the Titans Thanksgiving Classic at Lakeshore.
The opener was an 81-56 loss to Lakeshore on Nov. 20.
Dianté Lenoir scored 13 points to lead the Lumberjacks.
Dajuan Powell and Tony Harris posted eight each. Harris hit a pair of 3-pointers. Chance Turner tallied six points on a pair of 3-pointers, while Tyrese Roussell and Braedtrick Whittine put up five each, Damarcus Spikes had three and Charles Taylor added two. Roussell and Spikes both hit a three.
The following day, Bogalusa lost to Northshore, 63-43.
Bogalusa was within five at 19-14 late in the first half, but the Panthers closed the period with 10 straight points to open the lead.
Moses Ngodock dunked with 1:24 left before hitting a shot and getting fouled. He missed the free throw, but his made shot gave Northshore a 23-14 lead with 55.1 left. Mason Jobert hit for two at 30 seconds. Tyrease Terrell made a backcourt steal and hit the layup before Northshore made a steal that Jobert converted into a layup.
The 10-0 run gave Northshore a 29-14 lead at halftime.
“They went on a (10-0) run if I’m not mistaken the last two minutes of the first half. I thought for what we had after not playing well (Nov. 20) that we were battling a bigger school with obviously more size and all of a sudden, one turnover begat another layup,” Bogalusa coach Randall Ginn said.
Ginn identified some mistakes during the run.
“We shot a jump shot on a fastbreak, which triggered the whole thing and then we had a 5-11 post player who tried to shoot over their 6-7 center and then we threw the ball away ahead one time. I remember those three things specifically and they scored at the backend of all three of those mistakes. It took it from being a six or seven point game to a 15-point game at halftime,” Ginn said.
Ginn didn’t seem pleased with the third quarter, but was positive about the fourth.
“I thought the third quarter was terrible and then the fourth quarter, I saw some light with some effort guys,” Ginn said. “We made a run to get back from 30 to 18 or whatever that it is. We’re still learning. We’re still learning who wants to play, who knowsthe fundamentals. The lack of game experience has really shown its face in this tournament. Between (Nov. 20 and 21), they got the look of deer in the headlights look and we’re struggling to find a scorer. We don’t know who to hang our hat on as far as scoring goes right now.”
Northshore extended the lead to 50-23 through three quarters, and then made it 53-23 early in the fourth, but Bogalusa made a run in the final period.
Trailing 53-23, Taylor drove baseline for two that began a 12-0 run. Chadwick Gamble made a layup before Roussell hit a jumper to make it a 53-29 game with 4:46 on the clock.
Whittine made a steal and converted the layup and it was 53-31 with 4:36 to go.
Lenoir scored the final four points of the run on a layup and an offensive rebound he converted into second-chance points.
The deficit was down to 18 at 53-35 with 4:01 on the clock.
The teams played fairly even after with Bogalusa being outscored just 10-8 after in the 20-point contest.
Taylor led Bogalusa with 14 points.
Lenoir posted 10.
Roussell tallied five while Whittine and Gamble had four each, Powell and Taylor posted three and Harris added two. Roussell, Powell and Taylor all hit a three.
Ngodock scored a game-high 25 points for Northshore. Jobert tallied 10.
Bogalusa’s final game of the tournament, which was Nov. 22, was a 64-46 loss to Chalmette.

Bogalusa’s Chance Turner attempts a shot during last week’s game at Lakeshore.