South Lafourche opened the contest on a 7-0 run and never looked back on way to a 58-35 victory over Donaldsonville in the opening game of the Spartan Classic Friday afternoon at EAHS’ gym.


“They are very patient,” Donaldsonville head coach Greg Hill said. “That is why they are undefeated. They got a good group. They do the things that it takes to become where they are. Hopefully we will do that but we are not there right now. I don’t think we will ever get that patient but I think we just have to iron out some things. It is still early and we are just not as good as we should be right now.”


South Lafourche opened the contest on a 7-0 run and never looked back on way to a 58-35 victory over Donaldsonville in the opening game of the Spartan Classic Friday afternoon at EAHS’ gym.

“They are very patient,” Donaldsonville head coach Greg Hill said. “That is why they are undefeated. They got a good group. They do the things that it takes to become where they are. Hopefully we will do that but we are not there right now. I don’t think we will ever get that patient but I think we just have to iron out some things. It is still early and we are just not as good as we should be right now.”

South Lafourche closed out the half on a 12-0 run never trailing throughout.

“We haven’t found the right combination yet,” Hill said. “We are not consistent. That is the problem right now. We learned we have to play better basketball if we are going to win. That team was good.”

Devon Breaux led Donaldsonville (6-11) with nine points. Quinton Riley and Kelvon Davis each provided six while Kenneth Parker added five.

South Lafourche was led by Rusty Borne with 19 points. Josh Badeaux and Ryan Leday each added eight and Brenner Callais and Ian Gonzales each had five.

“We are real patient on offense and we look for the high percentage shot,” South Lafourche head coach Brian Callais said. “If we don’t have it on the inside, we kick to the outside and we made some big 3-pointers tonight early that helped us. A lot of times we force teams that start off in zone to go to man. We want to play our style. We don’t want to adjust to how teams want us to play. We want to dictate the tempo and tonight I think we did a good job of that but we can score in transition. We have a point guard that sees the floor extremely well and we made some big baskets.”

Leday’s lay up off a steal opened the contest before Caden Cheramie fed Borne twice, the later for a 3-pointer on the left wing. Riley’s slashing drive put Donaldsonville on the board before Laday’s drive and Badeaux’s dish to Borne. Riley’s dish to Davis off Todd Joseph’s steal preceded Cameron Esponge’s pass to Borne for a 3-pointer on the left wing as South Lafourche led 15-6 going into the second quarter.

Breaux’s baseline drive and one opened the frame before Gonzales fed Esponge inside off an inbounds pass. Breaux’s put back preceded the Tarpons’ run to end the half that featured Cheramie’s jumper, Esponge’s dishes to Leday and Borne off steals, Badeaux’s drive and Gonzales’ 3-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer to make it 29-11 at halftime.

Esponge fed Borne back door to open the second half before Badeaux fed him off an inbounds pass. Darvelle Allen’s dishes to Riley and Dwight Wright inside preceded Riley’s penetrating pass to Joseph. Cheramie’s dish to Borne for a 3-pointer in the left corner put South Lafourche ahead 40-17 before Parker’s from the right wing. Esponge’s drive made it 45-22 going into the final stanza after Callais’ inside bucket and one and Riley’s free throws.

Esponge fed Leday off an inbounds to open the fourth quarter before Callais passed to Gonzales inside and one. Allen’s dish to Parker in transition preceded Callais’ 3-pointer from the left wing to make it 55-24. Davis fed Tre` Sullivan for a 3-pointer before Breaux’s put back. Davis’ lay up off a steal at the buzzer reflected the final tally after Riley fed Joseph inside and Davis fed Breaux in transition.