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Lady Wolves are headed to the Big Dance!
Loranger defeats Iota 59-35 to advance to the Final Four in Class 3A.
LORANGER—Earning a trip to the CLass 3A final four in the LHSAA is never easy, but the Loranger Lady Wolves made it seem so as they made quick work of the visiting Iota Lady Bulldogs rolling to a 59-35 quarterfinal victory. Three Lady Wolves finished in double figures as Loranger is headed to the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Girls' Marsh Madness set for February 26-March 3, at the Rapides Coliseum, Alexandria Louisiana.
The Lady Wolves wasted no time in punching their ticket to the LHSAA Class 3A Championships as they went on a 22-5 run in the first period and led 41-13 at intermission. The Loranger Ladies pushed their advantage to 53-19 by the end of the third and called off the dogs in the fourth as they cruised to a 24-point victory.
Junior Jamya Young led Loranger with 21 points followed by seniors Linsey Ard and Sydney Rivers with 14 and 10 points repectively.
Loranger will play District rival ALbany that defeated Northwest 56-41 to advance. It will be the third time Albany and Loranger have met this season with Loranger winning both previous contests.
Lady Wolves advance to Quarterfinals with 62-37 romp over Jennings!
Loranger to host Iota Thursday.
LORANGER—The Loranger Lady Wolves took care of business in round two of the LHSAA State Class 3A Playoffs handing the visiting Jennings squad a 62-37 setback. The victory propelled Loranger into the Quarterfinals set for Thursday when they host Iota. Junior
Loranger opened the contest with a 9-1 run and led 15-7 after one period. Jennings stiffened in the second period as the Lady Wolves managed only a 10-8 advantage but still held a double digit lead at the half at 25-15.
Both teams struggled offensively in the third period as Loranger managed only nine points and Jennings eight. However, the Lady Wolves found their mark in the fourth out-gunning Jennings 28-12 to cruise to a double-digit win. Jennings got as close as six at 36-30 early in the fourth, but a trey by junior Jamya Young put the Lady Wolves back up by nine and they pulled away. Young would finish with 24 points to lead all scorers. Jennings failed to cash in at the charity stripe only hitting on nine of 24 attempts, while Loranger was 11 of 16.
Senior Sydney Rivers finished with 11 points for the winners while fellow senior Linsey Ard added 10. Jaz Sonnier led Jennings with nine followed by Tow Withers with eight and Thmyra Patterson with seven.
Lady Wolves make quick work of Bogalusa.
Loranger advances to regionals with 77-39 victory.
LORANGER—The second-seeded Loranger Lady Wolves opened the LHSAA Class 3A Playoffs in impressive fashion making quick work of the visiting thirty-first-seeded Lady Jacks of Bogalusa with a 77-39 victory. The Lady Wolves will advance to the regional round hosting fifteen-seeded Jennings on Monday.
The Loranger Ladies wasted no time putting away Bogalusa as they used the three-point shot to build a 32-2 advantage after one period of play. Senior Linsey Ard hit a pair of treys to pace Lady Wolves and would finish with 13 points. Senior Desrael Schnyder led Loranger with 17 while Shaute Chatman also had 17 points to lead the Lady Jacks. Loranger enjoyed its largest advantage late in the contest leading by 40 at 77-37 in the final minute.
Jennings defeated Caldwell Parish 68-51 to advance for their second round game with the Lady Wolves.
Lady Wolves complete perfect District season.
Loranger Ladies roll past Sumner 61-24 on Senior Night.
LORANGER—The Loranger Lady Wolves wrapped up their final regular season home game in impressive fashion rolling past Sumner 61-24 to remain undefeated in District play.
The Lady Wolves opened the contest with 16-6 run, but the Lady Cowgirls rallied in the second period tossing in 12 but still trailed 33-18 at intermission. Loranger played suffocating defense in the second half limited Sumner to just six points.
Senior Linsey Ard led the Lady Wolves with 13 points, while Jamya Young had nine and Carley James added eight.
Lady Wolves are the CHAMPS!
Loranger Ladies get key road win over rival Albany 45-32.
LORANGER—The Loranger Lady Wolves basketball team captured the District 7-3A championship after defeating the Albany Lady Hornets 45-32.
The win gave the Lady Wolves the season-series sweep over Albany giving them their second league loss while Loranger stays perfect with a 6-0 mark. The Lady Wolves will seek to end league play undefeated when they host Jewell Sumner on Tuesday, Feb. 6 on Senior Night.
After a slow start, the Lady Wolves rallied with a flurry of 3-point goals and outrebounded the Lady Hornets by double-digits to secure its 16th victory of the season. Loranger shot seven 3-point goals for the game to Albany’s none.
“Were averaging seven 3-pointers per game,” said Loranger head coach Sean Shields. “I think we have one of the best shooters in the state in Linsey Ard. If she would have got going tonight you would see fireworks and sparks shooting out of the net. We also got a couple key post points from Sydney Rivers and mid-range jump shot by Jamya Young.”
The homestanding Lady Hornets played in front of a packed gymnasium and got the home crowd roaring jumping out to a 10-2 lead.
The Lady Wolves committed seven turnovers on its first eight possessions leading to the Albany scoring surge. Loranger¹s first basket didn't occur until 2:56 remaining in the period on a layup shot by senior Desrael Schnyder.
“We allowed their physicality to upset us,” said Shields. “I communicated to them that it was Senior Night for them (Albany) and they came out and played unbelievably well to start the game.”
After a timeout, the Lady Wolves quickly answered with a pair of 3-pointers from sophomore Kiana Foster and senior Linsey Ard to cut the deficit to 10-8 at the end of the first period.
A low scoring second quarter prevailed but Loranger moved ahead for good at 14-12 on a three-point play by sophomore Lulu Hookfin with 3:20 remaining in the half. The Lady Wolves outgunned Albany 6-3 in the second period to take a narrow 14-13 advantage at the half.
Loranger extended its lead at the beginning of the third quarter with four straight 3-point goals by Schnyder, Foster and two by junior Jamya Young. Loranger ended the quarter forcing a turnover when Ard stole a pass at midcourt and fed Schnyder for a layup and then Young nailed a pair of baseline jumpers to make it 37-20 heading into the final quarter. The Lady Wolves outscored Albany 23-7 in the period to break the game open.
A 3-pointer by Loranger's Linsey Ard gave the Lady Wolves a 40-23 lead with 6:21 remaining in the game. Albany closed the gap to 42-30, but the Lady Wolves got baskets by Schnyder and Young to seal the 45-32 win. Loranger ended the quarter outgunning the Lady Hornets by a 12-8 margin.
“They did a heck of a job.” added Shields. “I’m proud of the girls with their patience and execution. We are a battle tested team with the schedule that we've played this season and it showed tonight.”
Young led Loranger scoring attack with 15 points, including two 3-point goals. Foster followed with six, including two 3-point goals and Ard added six points, including two 3-point goals. Rivers finished with five points and Hookfin netted two points for the Lady Wolves.
The loss marked the first home defeat for the Lady Hornets, who dropped to 23-5 on the year. “We shot very, very poor tonight,” said Albany coach Stacy Darouse. “We struggled shooting the basketball. We were down by one at halftime when I felt like we should have been up by a couple of buckets. We came out in the third quarter and just had some defensive break downs combined with the poor shooting. Hats off to them (Loranger) they played better than us tonight.”
The victory gives Loranger the outright District 7-3A championship as Lady Wolves (16-7) prepares for the upcoming state playoffs.
The Lady Wolves are ranked seventh in the latest Class 3A power rating. The top 32 teams will make the girls state basketball playoffs in Class 5A, 4A and 3A. The LHSAA will release the girls basketball playoff brackets on Feb. 11. The Girls March Madness Tournament will be held Feb. 26-March 3 at the Rapides Coliseum in Alexandria. It will feature the semifinal and championship games in all classes.
Lady Wolves open district play in impressive fashion.
Loranger Ladies rout Bogalusa 63-30.
LORANGER—The Loranger Lady Wolves tipped off District play in impressive fashion Wednesday night with a 63-30 thrashing of the visiting Bogalusa Lady Jacks. Loranger senior Desrael Schnyder led all scorers with 17 points followed by sophomore Lulu Hookfin with 12 and junior Jamya Young with nine. Quantasia Lewis led the Lady Jacks with 12.
Loranger will host longtime rival Albany on January 16 in a key district match up with the Lady Hornets entering the contest ranked number three in the LHSAA Power Rankings while the Lady Wolves are ranked seventh.
Salmen ends Loranger Ladies playoff run.
Salmen defeats Loranger 60-53 to advance to the semi-finals.
LORANGER—The Loranger Lady Wolves saw their hopes of a Top 28 apperance fade away Thursday night as Arianna Cook drained the nets for 28 points to lead her Lady Spartans to a 60-53 win. Cook
worked outside and inside collecting nine points outside the arc and the rest in the paint. Ashanti Eden added 15 point for the winners and Jaylen Henderson had 13.
Loranger’s Jamya Young who saw
lmited action due to nursing an injury led the Lady Wolves with 14 points while Sydney Rivers had 11 and Kiana Foster nine.
Lady Wolves headed to LHSAA Quarterfinals!
Lady Wolves defeat Woodlawn of Shreveport Lady Knights by a 61-54.
LORANGER—The Loranger Lady Wolves basketball team will advance to the Class 4A quarterfinal round of the state playoffs for the first time since the 2001 campaign.
The Lady Wolves captured their regional round win by disposing the visiting Woodlawn of Shreveport Lady Knights by a 61-54 score.
The No. 1 ranked Lady Wolves improved to 24-1 on the season while the No. seeded 16 Woodlawn of Shreveport ends their season at 16-10.
The victory did not come as easy as some of the games the Lady Wolves have played this year. Woodlawn played a physical game and it took more than three quarters for Loranger to match their physicality.
“It was a dogfight,” said Loranger head coach Sean Shields. “This game took a lot out of us. It was very physical and the officials let both teams play without the contest being out of control. It feels good to get out of the second round.”
The victory puts Loranger in a quarterfinal matchup against District 8-4A nemesis Salmen, which won their regional playoff over No. 25 seeded Benton.
The quarterfinal will be played at Loranger on Thursday, February 23 with tipoff set for 6:30 p.m. The winner of the quarterfinal advances to the All-State Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Marsh Madness will be held at SLU’s University Center February 27- March 4.
The number nine-seeded Lady Spartans split the season series with Loranger with each winning on its home court. “We played a brutal schedule throughout the year and this type of game we played tonight prepared us for such a physical contest,” said Shields.
“We made some adjustments at halftime and went into the second half protecting the basketball, work our transition game without making turnovers, help teammates when in trouble and work our high/low offense,” continued Shields.
The Lady Wolves went to their high/low offense to begin the game scoring the first two baskets by junior Sydney Rivers who poured in seven of Loranger's first quarter points. Both teams were tied at 9-9 at the end of the first quarter. Woodlawn nailed a pair of 3-point goals to begin the second quarter to take their biggest lead of the game at 15-11 with 6:34 remaining in the second period.
However, the Lady Wolves responded With Rivers hitting a foul line jumper and sophomore Jamya Young sinking a 3-point goal that put Loranger back on top 20-18.
A free throw by senior Anna White and a bank shot by Rivers made it 23-18 with 1:41 left in the half. Woodlawn cut to three with a pair of free throws and a layup to trail 25-22 at the break. Loranger outgunned Woodlawn 16-13 in the second period.
The Lady Wolves expanded their lead in the third quarter. Loranger went on a 8-2 run to begin the period as junior Desrael Schnyder scored on a baseline jumper and on a put back basket. A 3-point goal by White forced Woodlawn to call a timeout to stop the scoring surge. Rivers would score 10 points in the third quarter to spark the Lady Wolves to a double digit lead. Loranger outgunned Woodlawn 21-14 to take a 46-36 advantage heading into the final period.
Free throw shooting would be the key for Loranger to hold on to their lead in the fourth quarter. The Lady Wolves sank 10 of 13 from the foul line to keep the Lady Knights at bay.
Loranger maintained its lead outscoring Woodlawn 19-15 to seal the win.
Rivers led the way with a season-high 29 points. Junior Linsey Ard followed with nine and Schnyder and senior Sydney Starkey each had eight points apiece.
White netted four and Young finished with three points. Carley James had two points for the Lady Wolves.
M. Caldwell led Woodlawn pouring in 23 points, including five 3-point goals.
The Lady Wolves will need another solid performance on Thursday to dethrone Salmen. The contest will put each team against each other for the third time this season. “Its going to be another dogfight,” said Shields. “Both teams know each others plays and strengths and weaknesses. The kids know each other and have played together during Summer ball. It will be up to the task on what team can best execute to determine the winner.”
Lady Wolves celebrate Senior Night with 84-11 romp over Pearl River.
Three Loranger Ladies score in double-figures. Anna White and Sydney Starkey were honored in ceremonies following the game.
LORANGER—The Loranger Lady Wolves made quick work of the visiting Pearl River Lady Rebels Monday night jumping out to a 31-2 lead and then cruising to an 84-11 victory. Jamya Young led all scorers with 21 followed by Desrael Schnyder with 16, and Sydney Rivers with 14. The Loranger defense proved especially suffocating in the second half as they held Pearl River to just four points while scoring 32.
2017-18 Hoops Record
Lady Wolves 24-7, 10-0
2016-17 Hoops Record
Lady Wolves 25-4, 9-1
2015-16 Hoops Record
Lady Wolves 28-4, 10-0
2014-15 Hoops Record
Lady Wolves 15-13
2013-14 Hoops Record
Lady Wolves 23-9, 9-1
2012-13 Hoops Record
Lady Wolves 21-9, 7-3
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