Glen Oaks coach Harvey Adger was beaming with joy after his boys basketball team pulled off its third straight District 6-3A road win Friday night in a 54-47 victory at Parkview Baptist.
Glen Oaks (19-11) finished 8-6 in district and also picked up road wins over Brusly and Port Allen to finish the season strong.
Parkview Baptist (14-13, 5-9) lost six of its last seven games.
Both teams will make next week’s Class 3A playoffs.
“It was a great win,” Adger said. “We could have thrown in the towel after losing four straight (January) home games. My guys competed and finished strong on the road. We were able to get the ball inside in the third quarter to take the lead.”
The game was tied 16-16 at the half. Parkview led 20-18 early in the third quarter on a baseline shot by Tyler Williamson.
Glen Oaks went on a 6-0 run with two inside baskets and an 18-foot jumper by Nick Cobb. Williamson hit another baseline floater with 2:36 remaining to cut the Glen Oaks lead to 27-25.
Cobb hit a long 3-pointer to end the third quarter and put his team up 35-28. Glen Oaks led by as much as 15 points in the fourth quarter following a Cobb free throw with 1:14 remaining.
Parkview hit three 3-pointers in the final 32 seconds to cut the deficit.
Tyree Lomax hit two 3-pointers and Griffin Tiede the other for the Eagles. Glen Oaks had four double-figure scorers in Eddie Harris (13 points), Cobb (11), Dontrell McQuarter (10) and James Weathers (10).
McQuarter, who grabbed four rebounds, scored eight points in the fourth quarter.
Parkview’s Lomax scored eight points in the fourth quarter and paced Parkview Baptist with 12. Senior twins Tyler and Carter Williamson added six and five points, respectively.
“Glen Oaks really competed tonight,” said Parkview coach Brandon White, a former Glen Oaks player. “We played well in the first half. We just didn’t capitalize on some shots around our basket and had a few turnovers.”
White said all the recent losses have been games that came down to the final minute.
“Simple things like coming up with an extra possession could have made a difference in those games,” he said. “I do feel like District 6-3A is one of the toughest districts in the state.
“We’re battle tested and are looking forward to starting over in the playoffs.”
Harris grabbed eight rebounds for Glen Oaks.
Dundy grabbed five rebounds, dished three assists and had two steals. Weathers had four rebounds, three steals and two assists.
The playoff pairings will be announced Monday.