Anacoco sweeps district doubleheader from Pitkin

Published 3:25 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2022

By Daniel Green |  BWS Sports

ANACOCO — After struggling in the first half, it was all Anacoco in the second half.

The Lady Indians had three players score in double figures, while also getting big minutes off the bench from Anna Claire Vinson, as they pulled away for a 66-41 win over the Pitkin Lady Tigers on Tuesday in a District 5-B showdown.

With the victory, the Lady Indians secured second place in the league. Anacoco is on its district bye on Friday as it awaits its playoff fate. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association will announce the girls’ playoff brackets on Feb. 14, with Anacoco teetering between the No. 8 and 9 seeds.

The Lady Indians took a quick 7-0 lead after a three-pointer from Bella Henry and four points from Brooklyn Bryant, only to see Pitkin rally to cut the gap to 7-6. However, by the end of the first quarter, the Lady Indians owned a 10-6 lead.

Anacoco pushed out to a seven-point advantage during the second period, but the Lady Tigers were solid from the free throw line, managing to stay within striking distance. At the half, Anacoco clung to a 26-23 lead.

However, it was very different in the second half.

The Lady Indians held Pitkin without a field goal in the third quarter, allowing only five free throws as Anacoco went on a 23-5 run to turn a three-point halftime advantage to a 21-point cushion going into the fourth, 49-28.

Anacoco worked the lead to over 30 points on a couple of occasions during the fourth as both teams emptied their benches late as the Lady Indians sealed the victory.

Bryant led Anacoco with 19 points, while Paige Mayo contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds  Bailey Davis added 14 points for the Lady Indians, with Vinson scoring eight points.

Tucker Perkins and Abby Robinson each scored 10 points in the loss for Pitkin.

(bold) Anacoco Indians…..58

Pitkin Tigers……..38 (bold)

The Anacoco Indians completed its second straight perfect District 5-B campaign on Tuesday evening with a 58-38 win over the Pitkin Tigers.

Anacoco, which will play Lake Charles College Prep at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rosepine, is locked in a tight battle in the Class B power rankings with Zwolle. Both teams have a chance to be the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. However, the boys’ playoff pairings will not be announced until Feb. 21.

Behind Emanuel Luzardo and Brayden Prichard, the Indians raced out to a 16-4 lead after eight minutes of play. The Indians continued to pour it on in the second, claiming a 30-9 advantage at the half.

The Indians built a 30-point lead during the second half en route to claiming the victory.

Luzardo led the Indians with 15 points, while Dustin Welch added 14 points. Prichard chipped in with 10 points.

Isaac Reed paced the Tigers with 14 points, while Grayson Milton added nine points.