By Paige Nash
It has been an eventful week for the Gibsland-Coleman Bulldogs. Last Friday, March 3, they went up against the number 5 ranked team, the Lacassine Cardinals in the quarterfinal round of the Division V Boy’s Basketball State Championship. The Bulldogs pulled a close win, 75-71 at their home court.
On Monday, March 6, the team, students and fans traveled to Lake Charles to watch as the boys went up against the number one seed, the Zwolle Hawks, in the semifinal round. The Bulldogs led at the end of the first quarter, 13-3 and the second quarter, 27-24. They trailed by one point of the Hawks by the end of the third quarter, 44-43. The game went into double overtime where the Hawks were able to establish a small lead, ending the game and the season for the Bulldogs, 81-72.
Also, competing in the semifinal bracket on Monday evening, were the number 2 ranked team, the Anacoco Indians, and the number 3 ranked Fairview Panthers. The Indians won their bracket game, 63-49. They will be playing the Zwolle Hawks for the Division V (Non-select) Boy’s State Championship title this Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. at the Burton Colosseum in Lake Charles.
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