High school girls playoffs schedule sees some adjustments

Plans have been made, and adjusted.

The latest updates on the LHSAA girls basketball playoff first-round games involving Lincoln Parish teams:

Ruston, seeded ninth in Class 5A, will host No. 24 Sulphur Sunday at 2. Admission is $10 at the door. The game as initially set for Saturday.

Cedar Creek, No. 3 in Division IV, will be at home Monday at 6 p.m. welcoming No. 14 Vermilion Catholic.

Lincoln Prep, 12th in Class A, hosts No 21 Centerville on Saturday at New Living Word. Tipoff is 3 p.m.

Choudrant, No. 12 in Class B, is at home against 21st-ranked Monterey at 2 Saturday.

Simsboro, 17th in Class B, heads down the road to No. 16 Castor for a 2 p.m. tip Saturday.

Ruston coach Meredith Graf has had plenty of time to scout the Lady Golden Tors since last Friday’s smashing win over West Ouachita wrapped up the regular season. Now that the LHSAA has pushed back its window for first-round games to be completed, she’s expecting to get in at least one practice Saturday.

The keys to a first-round win?

“Half court defense is our calling card,” she said. “We also need to take advantage of our height and speed.”

The Lady Bearcats, District 2-5A co-champions, are 21-7. Sulphur, listed with an 11-12 record, has won its last four games.

Photo: By Ruston HS

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