Lafayette Christian topples North Caddo in Sunkist Shootout _lowres

Advocate photo by PAUL KIEU -- Lafayette Christian Academy's Caleb Starks (2) attempts a shot past North Caddo's Chris Thomas (13) and Keshun Sanders (21) during the first half of the Sunkist Shootout boy's basketball final December 29, 2015, at St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette, LA.

Boys

Classes 5A-4A

1. ST. THOMAS MORE (24-6)

Cougars’ rally in Smoothie King Center results in OT victory and another three-win week.

2. BREAUX BRIDGE (18-7)

Tigers have to grind out a pair of 5-4A victories to remain undefeated.

3. ST. MARTINVILLE (18-9)

Coach Darrel Mitchell’s team rolling into rematch with Breaux Bridge.

4. NORTHSIDE (16-7)

Vikings have share of 4-4A lead going into Monday’s matchup with STM.

5. NEW IBERIA (16-9)

Yellow Jackets have reaped benefits of being able to reinvent themselves.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

Carencro (17-6), Crowley (16-7), Comeaux (17-9), Acadiana (12-9).

Classes 3A and below

1. LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN (22-3)

Galen Alexander’s dunk vs. Vermilion Catholic registered No. 1 on ESPN’s Top 10 highlights.

2. PATTERSON (15-4)

Relatively light week with only a 19-point win for District 8-3A leaders.

3. EUNICE (17-8)

Sweep of district foes gives Bobcats one-game lead in 5-3A race.

4. MIDLAND (18-8)

District race going through Midland after Rebels carve out pair of road wins.

5. PORT BARRE (16-7)

Rebounded from 5-point loss to Eunice with 4-point win over Northwest.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

Loreauville (15-7), North Vermilion (14-7), Berwick (16-11)

Girls

Classes 5A-4A

1. ST. THOMAS MORE (18-4)

Lady Cougars cap three-win week with 8-point win in Smoothie King Center.

2. RAYNE (24-2)

Lady Wolves’ 15-point win over Leesville was closest game since Jan. 5.

3. NORTHSIDE (24-3)

Lady Vikings have modest three-game win streak going into Monday’s STM rematch.

4. CARENCRO (13-7)

Lady Bears still tied for second in 4-4A despite loss to Northside.

5. CECILIA (15-6)

Bulldogs riding crest of six-game win streak heading into rematch with St. Martinville.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

St. Martinville (15-7), Lafayette (15-12), Teurlings Catholic (15-10)

Classes 3A and below

1. NORTH CENTRAL (21-2)

Pair of 20-point victories have Lady Canes on cusp of District 5-1A title.

2. IOTA (22-4)

Seven-game win streak has Bulldogs eyeing District 4-3A crown.

3. ERATH (22-4)

Lady Bobcats pulls into tie for District 8-3A lead, avenging earlier loss to E.D. White.

4. VILLE PLATTE (18-7)

Bulldogs face key week, taking one-game lead in 5-3A race to Eunice.

5. VERMILION CATHOLIC (20-5)

Lady Eagles respond to LCA loss by defeating Highland Baptist, 57-7.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

Gueydan (16-6), Midland (20-6), Lafayette Christian (18-7)