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Lions head to state basketball tournament for the first time since 1966

The French Settlement High School Lions basketball team are heading to the state basketball tournament for the first time since 1966.

The (2) Lions defeated (10) St. Helena in the Division III quarterfinals to punch their ticket to state.

"I'm just proud of my boys," head coach Jake Bourgeois said. "It's my first freshman group at French Settlement. I'm elated and excited. It's hard to put into words."

The Lions will now face (3) Winnfield Wednesday at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.

Game day student information

Students can help celebrate the Lions road to the state basketball tournament by earing any French Settlement, green or gold shirt with school bottoms Wednesday, March 8.

FSHS will have an 11 a.m. early dismissal on Wednesday.

Game day ticket information

The Lions will have a 6:15 p.m. tip-off on Wednesday, March 8.

For anyone interested in traveling to Lake Charles, you can get your tickets on Ticketmaster. You can search "2023 LHSAA Boys' Marsh Madness Championships" or click here.

If you are unable to travel to cheer on the Lions in Lake Charles, you can pay to watch the game online. Information can be found here.

What's next for the Lions?

If the Lions win their game Wednesday, they will play the winner of the (1) Port Allen vs. (4) Patterson matchup. That game will be played Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.

Tickets to the Division III LHSAA Boys' basketball playoffs can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by clicking here.


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