01 Mar 2017

Tyler Mixon Leads Basketball Bears To Playoff Victory Over Holy Cross

In an elimination game that featured eight lead changes in the first 23 minutes, the Bears needed a spark to put an end to the back and forth contest. Tyler Mixon was the spark the Bears needed, hitting a three pointer to close the third quarter and another in the fourth quarter to help CHS defeat Holy Cross, 47-40.

The Tigers took a 15-14 lead in the first quarter and the game went back and forth before halftime, with the Bears entering intermission leading 25-23. Until Mixon’s three point baskets, the game went back and forth in the third quarter and CHS took a 35-34 lead into the final quarter.

The story of the fourth quarter was the Bears’ suffocating defense, allowing just six points by the visitors from New Orleans. The defense was certainly a major reason the Bears prevailed as the Tigers shot just 33 percent from the field and its leading scorer accounted for just ten points.

“I am extremely proud of our guys for gutting out a playoff win against a well-coached Holy Cross team,” said head basketball coach Mark Cascio. “We knew coming in that we may have some mismatch problems, but we executed well and played intense, physical defense. I am happy that our seniors got a win on our home court in the playoffs.”

The 8th seeded Bears moved to 18-12 on the season and were led by Mixon’s 14 points. Tensley Aldredge scored 13 and Remy Robert had 8. Dean Jolly and Hunter Williams chipped in 5, and Nick Judice scored 2 for the Bears. 

Click here to read William Weathers’ article in The Advocate about the playoff win for CHS.

The Bears will travel on Friday, March 3 to #1 seed Scotlandville. Tip off for the quarterfinal playoff game will be for 7 p.m. The Hornets enter the game with a 28-3 record and is led by junior Javonte Smart, one of the best players in Louisiana. Scotlandville has won four of its last six games with its two losses coming to national power Oak Hill Academy (81-67) and to district rival Zachary (40-39).