It took new head coach Reggie DeGray and his Wampus Cats five games, but Leesville now has a victory.
Lashawn Waters and Levander Liggins combined for 32 points as the Wampus Cats (1-4) ripped the Vinton Lions in the first round of the Westlake Tournament on Monday, 69-19.
The Cats jumped out to a 23-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and used a 27-8 outburst in the second period to go into the intermission with a 50-9 cushion.
Leesville outscored Vinton, 11-6, in the third period and used an 8-4 advantage in the fourth to cruise to the victory.
Waters and Liggins each had 16 points in the win for the Cats, who took on Sam Houston on Tuesday.

Hicks Pirates....64
Georgetown Bulldogs...53

GEORGETOWN — The Hicks Pirates had four players score in double figures on Monday as they went on the road to defeat the Georgetown Bulldogs in a non-district contest, 64-53.
The Pirates (5-8) raced out to a 20-9 lead after the first eight minutes of action. Georgetown (1-10) managed to outscore the Pirates in the second period, 13-11, going into the intermission with a nine-point deficit to make up, 31-22.
However, Hicks was able to hold off the Bulldogs in the second half, securing the victory.
Michael Borders had 20 points to lead the Pirates, while Ryan Hagan and Joseph Carman each netted 15 points. Corey Roberts added 11 points for Hicks.
Dalton Hearon led the Bulldogs with 19 points, while Andrew Atwell and Luther Fisher each chipped in with 11 points.
Hicks is back in action next Tuesday at home against Starks.

Rosepine Eagles....46
Westlake Rams.....44

WESTLAKE — The Rosepine Eagles improved to 4-0 on the season Monday at the Westlake Tournament with a victory over the hosting Rams, 46-44.
Sophomore standout Julius Jackson led the Eagles with 18 points, while Josh Fontenot had 19 points to lead Westlake.

GIRLS
Peabody Lady Warhorses....58
Hornbeck Lady Hornets....44

PINEVILLE — The Hornbeck Lady Hornets dropped their fourth straight game on Monday, falling to the Peabody Lady Warhorses, 58-44, in the first round of the WAA Coca Cola/McDonald's Invitational at H.O. West Fieldhouse on the campus of Louisiana College.
Hornbeck (8-6) trailed by just three points at the end of the first quarter, 16-13, but found itself down by 10 points at the halftime break to the Class 4A squad from Alexandria, 30-20.
The Lady Hornets managed 17 points in the third period, but only cut a point off the deficit, 46-37.
Hornbeck didn't get any closer the rest of the way as Peabody got the win.
Triesha Owens had 14 points to lead the Lady Warhorses, while Kendra Slaughter and Breanna Poston were in double figures for the Lady Hornets with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Hornbeck took on Plainview on Tuesday at the tournament and return to the court on Saturday on the road against Pickering.

DeRidder Lady Dragons...51
Leesville Lady Cats....29

WESTLAKE — The DeRidder Lady Dragons remained undefeated on the season at 5-0 with a 51-29 victory over the Leesville Lady Cats in the first round of the Westlake Tournament on Monday.
DeRidder opened the game with a 19-4 run in the first period and took a 25-12 lead into the halftime break.
A 15-7 edge in the third quarter gave the Lady Dragons a 40-19 lead heading into the fourth, where DeRidder finished out the victory.
Sydney Gibson had 14 points for DeRidder, while Tiffany Jackson added 12 points.
The Lady Cats got 10 points and 10 rebounds from Tiffany Wallace, while Jasmine Wright added six points and five boards. Dominique Rodriguez contributed 12 boards to the cause.
Leesville (1-4) played Welsh in the tournament on Tuesday.

Georgetown Lady Bulldogs...50
Hicks Lady Pirates....40

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Lady Bulldogs avenged an earlier season loss on Monday with a 50-40 victory over the Hicks Lady Pirates.
Georgetown (6-6) opened up with a 15-6 outburst and led the Lady Pirates (3-10) by seven at the intermission, 25-18.
A 12-6 surge in the third quarter allowed the Lady Bulldogs to go back up by 13 points entering the final eight minutes of play, 37-24.
Hicks attempted to rally in the fourth, but couldn't overcome the deficit.
Danielle Collins led Georgetown with 15 points, while Hailey Cockerham and Devyn Guillot finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Chela Lack paced Hicks with 10 points, while Lauren Wellman added nine points.