Bastrop 74, Vision Academy 49
Danny Hill bucketed 23 points as Bastrop tuned up for District 2-4A play with a 76-49 victory over Vision Academy on Monday night.
Winners of five straight, the Rams (11-7) start conference play Friday night at home vs. West Ouachita (11-11).
"We are looking forward to having a big crowd Friday night for our first district game," Bastrop coach Theabury Odom said. "From here on in, every night is a playoff game. West Ouachita is a solid basketball team. They shoot the ball well. We are going to have our hands full."
Friday night's game will pit brother against brother. Bastrop junior Garrett Guirlando will face his former West Ouachita teammates for the first time, including his brother, sophomore guard Reid Guirlando.
In Monday's game against Vision, the visiting Rams broke out to a 21-11 first quarter lead, carried a 38-22 cushion into the break and led 52-37 after three.
"We played a complete game from start to finish," Odom said. "Everybody got to play. We had some young guys come in and execute well in different situations. I thought they did a good job of making adjustments on the floor.
Going against its tendency, Bastrop spent most of the night in a zone.
"We played a zone because of their athleticism and quickness," Odom said. "I thought we played well defensively. Danny Hill had another solid game on both ends of the floor, along with Denterrius McHenry. Both of them did a good job on the boards."
Hill (23), McHenry (14) and Garrett Guirlando (11) all reached double figures. Bastrop also received scoring contributions from Aaron Thornton (8), Cortlen Newsome (5), SirQuan Hawkins (4), Levante Sylvester (4), A.J. Fenceroy (3), Keyshawn Scott (2) and Jordan Rabun (2).
Bastrop made 23-of-30 (76.7 percent) free throw attempts, while the Eagles were 10-of-24 (41.7 percent) from the line.
"I thought we shot free throws really well," Odom said. "This was a good game to prepare us for Friday night."
LONG HOMESTAND: Friday's game against West Ouachita marks the start of a six-game homestand for the Rams. The slate also includes contests vs. North Webster (Monday), Epps (Tuesday), Neville (Friday, Jan. 19), Franklin Parish (Friday, Jan. 26) and Union Parish (Monday, Jan. 29).