By Kyle Roberts
CHALMETTE, La. — After grinding through an injury-plagued season, the No. 25 seeded Ruston Lady Bearcats will travel to face the No. 8 seeded Chalmette Owls tonight to open the 2023 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Non-Select Division I playoffs.
“Chalmette is a quality opponent, and we are excited about the opportunity to compete on Thursday,” Ruston head coach Meredith Graf said. “We hope to take advantage of their lack of depth and push the tempo throughout the game. It will take all of us to get the job done, but I feel confident we will be right there with them. We have been well prepared by our tough regular season schedule. We hope it pays off. You never know what can happen in the playoffs.”
Ruston finished the regular season with a final record of 14-12 and was runner-up in District 2-5A, while Chalmette finished as District 8-5A champions after sweeping through their district schedule.
Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m., and tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for students.
The game will be broadcast live on both Facebook and Youtube.