Monterey, Block basketball seasons come to an end in playoff bouts

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WESTON, La. — Weston High School senior forward and co-captain led the homestanding and No. 5 seed Wolves with a game-high 22 points as they pulled away from Monterey High School in the third quarter and went on to defeat the visiting and No. 12 seed Wolves 61-35 Tuesday night in the regional round of the LHSAA Class B Boys’ Playoffs.

Weston led Monterey 33-23 at halftime, but Monterey had cut the lead to single digits before running into some adversity and not being able to get back in the game. And that’s when Weston turned the game into a blowout.

“We got in foul trouble in the third quarter and they were able to go on a little run,” Monterey head coach Eric Richard said. “We were down by eight points two minutes into the third and I had to pull two starters. They took advantage of an opportunity. They’re a good team.”

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Weston ended up outscoring Monterey 13-4 in the third quarter for a 46-27 lead and capped off the win with a 15-8 advantage in the fourth quarter. Kyle Reeves chipped in with 18 points for Weston (30-7).

“We played hard. We competed hard. But they were able to separate a little bit from us,” Richard said.

Dillon Smith finished with nine points while Trey Book had seven points and Kade Passman added six points for Monterey, which finished at 20-10.

Lafayette Christian Academy 92, Block 68

LAFAYETTE, La. — The No. 2 seed Lafayette Christian Academy Knights defeated the No. 15 seed Block High School Bears 92-68 Tuesday night in the regional round of the LHSAA Class 1A Boys’ Playoffs. No other information on the game was available.

Block finished with an overall record of 15-9.