Coordinator Cliff Yoshida (right) and interior coach Ezil Bibbs evaluate defensive drills during recent spring workouts at Grambling State University. The Tigers’ defensive unit returns six starters from a 2010 squad that won nine games and finished as runner-up in the Western Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
GRAMBLING — Defense ahead of the offense.
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The Cedar Creek Cougars have relied on a heavy dose of offense to roll to a 9-3 record and semifinals berth in the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division IV playoffs.
But that doesn’t mean the Cougars can’t play defense.
In fact, since Nov. 1 Cedar Creek’s defense has dominated opponents with their Cougars outscoring their foes by a combined score of 157-23. That averages out to an average of 39.25 – 5.75 during the Cougars’ four-game run to their semifinal showdown at No. 1 Vermilion Catholic, set for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday in Abbeville.
BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, Australia — LSU got a key offensive put back from Ben Simmons and a free throw from Tim Quarterman in the final 40.7 seconds to help LSU hold off a late flurry from the Queensland All-Stars, 91-88, today at the Auchenflower/NAB Basketball Stadium.
LSU is now 2-1 on the five-game tour of Australia.