Breaux Bridge boys find mark in second half _lowres

Advocate photo by Brad Kemp Northside's Jonte Morrison, left, and Brandon Ellis, try to tie up Breaux Bridge's Rubin Hypolite during Friday's game at the Northside.

LAFAYETTE — Breaux Bridge boys basketball coach Tevin Bonhomme didn’t tell his team much during halftime Friday night.

What he did say apparently resonated, especially with Tigers guard Ignatius Patt.

Patt seized control of a languid offense and helped lead Breaux Bridge to a come-from-behind 57-52 District 5-4A victory over host Northside.

The Tigers missed their first nine shots and committed eight turnovers during a first quarter where they were outscored 8-2.

Patt had only seven points in the first half and six of those were off free throws.

Bonhomie said his halftime message was short, but some of was aimed at Patt.

“I really didn’t tell my team much at the half. I just told (Patt) it was time to take control and come out with more intensity and make some plays for us,” Bonhomme said.

That began to happen in the third quarter.

Patt, who finished with a team-leading 19 points, scored six in the final four minutes as the Tigers outscored Northside 23-8 entering the fourth quarter.

Northside, which led by 14 points (41-27) with 5:09 left in the third period, couldn’t sustain the Tigers’ scoring run later in the period.

Beaux Bridge initiated a 13-2 run to end the third, but the Vikings still led by three points to start the final eight minutes.

In the fourth period, the Tigers obtained their first with 3:09 left on Patt’s driving layup.

Just seconds before that Breaux Bridge even it at 47 on a similar drive by forward Galen Alexander.

The Vikings grabbed a brief lead 50-49 on a Corey McGilvery 3-pointer but a Kirkland Joseph layup with 2:11 left gave the Tigers their permanent lead.

Northside missed a pair of 3-pointers attempts during the final 59 seconds.

McGilvery scored 18, with five of those shots off 3-pointers. Jonte Morrison scored 11 for the Vikings.

The win lifted Breaux Bridge to 6-9 and 1-1 in district. Northside fell to 12-7 and 1-1 in 5-4A.