The Bayou Academy Colts had a long night here Tuesday.
Bayou was outmatched and outplayed in a 69-49 defeat at the hands of the Lee Academy Colts in non-district action.
The Colts fell to 12-13 overall.
Bayou had its moments, but Lee wore down Bayou through out the course of the game.
“The boys played a tough Lee team,” Bayou head coach Wesley Aldridge said. “At the end of the day, it was grown men versus little boys. From a physical standpoint, they were bigger, faster and stronger. They just played better. They whooped us.”
Sophomore Jack Cartwright led the Colts with 28 points. Senior Brett Burrell had to leave the game in the second half due to an injury.
Bayou will be the No. 2 seed from District 1 heading into the 4A North State Boys Tournament at Magnolia Heights in Senatobia starting Tuesday.
Aldridge said his team has the potential to do some damage in the tournament, but they have to get better.
“The guys have to get tougher,” Aldridge said. “We’re tough as long as things are going our way, but we’re not very tough when we get hit in the mouth. The second thing we have to fix is we have to start knocking down shots. We’ve haven’t shot the ball well in the whole month of January. We shot the ball well in December, but I don’t know what happened in January.
“At the end of the day, I think our guys can play with anybody too. We’ve just got to get better against the zone. As long as we play hard and fix those little things, our guys can make a run at it.”
Bayou will conclude its regular season before North State Friday when the Colts host Delta Academy.