The Lady Patriots take to the court early this morning in the quarter-finals when they face off against the #2 see Pioneers of Notre Dame from Crowley. The Lady Patriots will begin play at approximately 10:50 this morning in a best out of five match against the Pios. It is the Lady Patriots first appearance in the quarter-finals in three seasons. The Patriots got here by sweeping first round opponent Franklin and second round opponent Catholic High from New Iberia. The Patriots dropped a game versus the Pioneers earlier in the season, but the young Patriot squad has come on strong towards the end of the season. The only senior on the team is Milaya Ruffin. All other players are underclassmen, so the future looks good for the Patriots.
The winner of today’s game faces the winner of University High and Haynes Academy in the semi-finals tomorrow at 10:00 AM. The Patriots swept both games against district foe, Haynes, this season and dropped a game against University High in tournament play earlier in the season, as well. All games throughout the state tournament will be played in the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.