As fragmented as the UL women’s basketball season has been so far this season, the urge to make the declaration just hasn’t been there. But after this weekend’s encouraging Sun Belt Conference split in Texas, it looks like it’s finally time to warn the league to beware of coach Garry Brodhead’s Ragin’ Cajuns. Why now, you ask? UL is now 5-2 in conference play, despite a load of newcomers and injuries that made chemistry nearly impossible to develop.
It’s certainly easier said than done. Great rivalries can bring out some of the best, or at least most utilized, clichés around. But simply dismissing them as a tired old reaction doesn’t erase the truth behind the need for them. More: Lady Rams surging with title on their mindsTake the Acadiana-Lafayette High girls soccer rivalry, for instance. The two teams will be squaring off at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lafayette High with the district championship on the line.
On the surface, it was an everyday District 5-4A boys basketball game. Ask around, though, and begin to survey some of the figures involved in Monday’s showdown in Breaux Bridge, and it quickly becomes obvious how unique this encounter actually is. For the record, the game turned out to be a barnburner. Breaux Bridge finally got its strong inside game going during the extra session to hold off a mighty upset bid by arch-rival Cecilia High 55-50 in overtime.
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