Green Devils wrap up 6-4A title over St. Michael, Tara

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
Plaquemine's Clifton Young shoots against Tara earlier in the season. The Green Devils wrapped up the District 6-4A title with a 56-49 victory over the Trojans on Tuesday night. 
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PLAQUEMINE - Plaquemine Senior High School wrapped up the District 6-4A title outright with a 56-49 victory over Tara on Tuesday night.

The Green Devils (19-9, 7-0), under coach Donald Ray Johnson, also defeated St. Michael the Archangel 45-37 on Friday night and wrap up the regular season hosting Belaire Tuesday.

"When we first started district, that was our goal," Johnson said. "We believed the only way to get into the playoffs was to win the district. We didn't want to be second. We didn't want to share it. We wanted to win it by ourselves."

Plaquemine led 11-5 going into the second quarter against St. Michael and 22-11 at the half before taking a 32-22 lead into the fourth.

Devante "D.J." Marshall led the Green Devils with a game-high 14 points. Clifton "C.J." Young and Cameron Garner each added nine, Louis "Trey" Conerly seven, Darwin James four and Kirkland Jones two. Garner, James and Conerly each had one 3-pointer.

Nick Arcement led the Warriors (20-7, 3-3), with 11 points. Jacob Evans added nine, Paul Ragusa eight, Brett Hartman four, David Ventress three and Tyler Schiller two. Arcement and Ragusa each had two 3-pointers.

The Green Devils led 15-7 going into the second quarter against Tara and 24-19 at the half before the Trojans took a 35-33 lead into the fourth.

Young led Plaquemine with 14 points, Conerly added 13, Marshall 11 and James and Garner each five. Conerly and James each had two 3-pointers and Garner one.

Joshua Plain led the Trojans (19-9, 3-3) with 17 points. Youry White added six, Jaylen Williams five. DeCory Landon four and Noah Plain and Derrick Mitchell each two. Plain had four 3-pointers for Tara.

Plaquemine was currently No. 19 in unofficial power ratings released by the LHSAA on Tuesday.