Green Devils clash for 6-4A crown

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
Wayne Toussant

The Plaquemine Green Devils find themselves in the midst of a two-way tie atop district 6-4A with rival St. Michael at 7-1.

PHS hoped to extend their lead by one before their final matchup with St. Michael, but fell to rival Tara in shocking fashion, 63-66 last week.

The Devils handily defeated Tara in their first go round on Jan. 20, 76-52, but came up just shy in a three-point upset.  The loss stopped the Devils’ undefeated streak in its tracks and forced PHS to focus up before the end of the regular season.  Some say a loss of this nature so late in the regular season is good for the team in that it breaks the monotony of winning and teaches the squad that not all wins come easily.

Keandre Randall was the lead scorer for the Devils in the loss with 21 points, followed by Darius Jackson with 21 and Herb Thomas and Wayne Toussant each with eight.  Trajan Butler was the lead rebounder with six, followed by Henry Spriggs and Darius Jackson each with five.

Eager to get back to their winning way, the Plaquemine Green Devils returned home to host rival Belaire.  PHS came away with a 75-43 victory.

Randall was the lead scorer once again with 28 points, followed by Jackson with 12, Toussant with 10 and A.J. Riley with seven.

Jackson racked up 12 rebounds in his double-double performance, Butler followed with three and Herb Thomas lead in assists with seven.

PHS sports an overall 23-7 record and are 7-1 in district play.  The Devils will hit the road to take on 6-4A co-leader St. Michael on Jan. 14 in a battle for the crown.  The winner will most likely be the eventual winner of 6-4A.

PHS then returns home to close out the regular season against Livonia then eagerly await the announcement of their LHSAA 4A playoff seeding.