It was a struggle, but the Hornbeck Lady Hornets got the job done.

It was a struggle, but the Hornbeck Lady Hornets got the job done.
Powered by Andrea Garrett and senior Caitlyn Gentry, the eighth-seeded Lady Hornets knocked off No. 25 Academy of Sacred Heart-Grand Coteau, 48-40.
"They were a very scrappy team," Hornbeck head coach Tim Parker said of ASH-GC. "They were definitely not a 25 seed. They were much better than that."
With the victory, Hornbeck (23-14) advanced to the second round of the playoffs for a sixth straight season, where it must travel to north Louisiana to face the No. 24 Choudrant Lady Aggies at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Choudrant upset the ninth-ranked Glenmora Lady Wildcats on Monday, 33-32.
The Lady Hornets worked their way out to an 11-9 lead at the end of the first period and used a 15-10 scoring edge in the second quarter to go into the halftime break with a 26-19 advantage.
Behind Louisiana-Monroe signee Ashley Aune, Sacred Heart battled back to within five at the end of three quarters, building momentum as it trailed, 34-29.
However, Hornbeck sealed the deal in the final frame, using a 14-11 edge to take the victory.
Garrett paced Hornbeck with 23 points, while Gentry added 12 points.
Aune had 17 points to lead Sacred Heart in the loss.


WESTON — The 27th-ranked Hicks Lady Pirates gave No. 6 Weston all it wanted Monday night, taking the homestanding Lady Wolves to overtime before falling just short, 63-59.
"This is one of those nights you are proud to call yourself a coach," Hicks boss Courtney Fredieu said. "I am just so proud of my girls and I am already looking forward to next year."
The Lady Pirates (9-21) jumped out to a quick 9-1 lead before Weston (26-10) stormed back to claim a 17-15 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
However, Hicks rallied in the second period to take a 25-24 lead at the intermission.
Things continued to go Hicks' way in the third as the Lady Pirates put together a 17-point quarter to claim a 42-38 advantage heading into the final frame of regulation.
Weston battled back and took a 52-49 lead late in the game, prompting a Hicks' timeout with 7.7 seconds to go.
Fredieu designed the play in the huddle and the Lady Pirates did the rest, with Paige Riggleman draining a three at the buzzer with a Weston defender all over her, sending the game into overtime tied at 52-52.
But Weston managed to claim the win in overtime, outscoring Hicks, 11-7, to seal the victory.
Allison Newton led Weston with 25 points, while four Lady Pirates were in double figures, paced by Lauren Wellman's 17 points.
Tristan Harvey had 15 for Hicks, while Riggleman and Karissa Boswell finished with 14 and 12 points, respectively.