Hicks fails to complete season sweep of Pleasant Hill in Class C title game

LaMar Gafford
Alexandria Town Talk
Hicks guard Da'Tron Davis (11) dribbles the ball down the court during the Pirates' Class C title game against Pleasant Hill Friday.

LAKE CHARLES — There will be no hardwood sweep at Hicks this season, while the third time was the charm for Pleasant Hill.

After sweeping the Eagles in District 3-C play, the Pirates lost 71-58 in the Class C championship.

"I know it didn't end the way that we wanted to, but these guys have worked hard since we played summer ball in June until the preseason, regular season and the playoffs," Hicks coach Neil Standifer said. "This was just a great group of guys and I'm thankful for the opportunity to have been able to coach them."

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Hicks went with its starting five for the full game and it was effective after taking early advantage with the first four points, until Pleasant Hill seized control with a 10-0 run.

From there, the Eagles kept the Pirates guessing with a balanced attack as all five of their starters scored at least 12 points.

Pleasant Hill was led by senior guard Montorious Burrough's 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists — enough to earn him MVP honors."

Hicks is the Class C runner-up.

"I show them that if one guy is scoring 24 or 25 points and another guy is not getting above double digits, how's the margin of win for us and how good are we playing?" Pleasant Hill coach Stephen Burch said. "I told these guys that if all five of us can get above double figures, we're going be hard to contend with."

Hicks stayed close as seniors Zayne Earl and Austin Merchant each scored 17 points, but could not close the gap.

The Pirates ended their season with a 34-9 record.