By LeRon Massey, exclusive to the Times
The Chiefs had an entertaining offensive display and played lock down defense in the Barbe High School tournament. Playing three games in three days, the chiefs dominated offensively and defensively. The Chiefs defense has been superb up to this point in the season.
They are now 11-1 and are officially on a nine-game win streak. The Chiefs’ last loss was Nov. 26 against the Bossier Bearkats 59-41. Since that loss the Chiefs have been playing like a completely different team.
On Thursday, day one of the tournament, the Chiefs played their first game against the Jennings Bulldogs and won in convincing fashion, 86-57. Offensively the Chiefs shot 59 percent from the field, 44 percent from the 3-point line and 73 percent from the free throw line. Defensively the Chiefs shut down the Bulldogs causing them to turn the ball over 16 times (11 steals and 5 blocks) forcing the Bulldogs to shoot 37 percent from the field, 14 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line.
The chiefs had four players in double digits. Devonte Snow scored 28 points and had 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4steals. Darius Young scored 14 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. D. Robinson scored 11 points and 2 assists. Jaiden Haire had 10 points and 3 blocks.
The Chiefs led in all categories.
Day two the Chiefs matched with the Hahnville Tigers, who hold a record of 12-6. The Chiefs, without effort, handled the Tigers beating them 70-39. The Chiefs shot 50 percent from the field nad 43 percent from behind the arc. Although the Chiefs dominated the Tigers in every category, they only shot 62 percent from the line, sinking 8 of their 13 free throw attempts. D. Snow had another outstanding performance, but this time he finished the game with a double double; 23 points and 14 rebounds. His back to back performances propelled the Chiefs in their wins.
Other standout performances against the Tigers include. Nathan Curtis who had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. The next is Aydrion Brown who put up 10 points on 4-14 shooting from the field.
This Chiefs team constantly is showing not only the city of Natchitoches but the state of Louisiana they mean business.
Their next game will be against the Airline Vikings Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. in Bossier City.