LAKE CHARLES — The No. 3 Lafayette Christian basketball team earned its first berth in a state finals with a 72-59 victory against second-seeded Arcadia on Wednesday in the second Class 1A semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Boys Top 28 tournament in the Burton Coliseum.
After a slow start to the contest, the Knights used a second-half rally behind juniors Jacob and Kalob LeDoux and freshman Greg Williams to run away from the Hornets.
Kalob LeDoux led the Knights with a game-high 30 points and seven rebounds while his brother Jacob contributed 16 points and Williams added 13 points.
The showdown between Lafayette Christian and Madison Prep for the 1A title will be at 2 p.m. Saturday .
Arcadia put together a balanced offensive performance with three players scoring in double digits. Arcadia’s Eric Brown led the way with 15 points, followed by Anthony Boston with 13 points and Danquarian Fields with 10 points.
MIDLAND 67, FLORIEN 50: Traven Guidry scored 22 points as the defending state champions, a No. 4 seed, knocked off top-seed Florien.
Devin Gautreaux scored 18 points and Randy Primeaux had 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds for Midland.
The Rebels (25-5) led just 42-38 at the end of the third quarter, but exploded in the fourth when they outscored the Black Cats 25-12 to pull away.
Midland beat Fairview 61-51 in last year’s title game. Bailey Walker and Anthony Kimbrough scored 13 points each to lead the Black Cats (33-7).
ANACOCO 65, FAIRVIEW 55: Third-seeded Anacoco made its move in the fourth quarter.
The Indians trailed by nine points going into the fourth quarter of the contest, but they used a 14-4 run to take a 55-54 lead with 2:48 remaining in the contest and never looked back. Anacoco out-scored the Panthers 25-6 in the final period.
Anacoco junior Will Reese provided the spark the Indians the Indians needed with 13 points in the fourth quarter to finish the game with 26 points. Fairview junior Brennan led the Panthers with 25 points.
AHS returns to the Burton Coliseum to take on No. 4 Midland in the Class B state championship game 6 p.m. Friday