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Arcadia defeats Oakdale: Live updates, score of Louisiana (LHSAA) girls basketball Division IV non-select state championship (3/1/2024)

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HAMMOND, LOUISIANA - Oakdale and Arcadia are set to clash for the Louisiana (LHSAA) Division IV non-select championship on Friday at 4 p.m. from the University Center on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus.

The Lady Warriors are seeking to win their second straight state championship, but will have to get past a surging Arcadia squad to do so.

You can follow all of the action here.

See live updates below.

Below is our Live Update Feed created as the contest progresses. Read from the bottom up to follow from the beginning and refresh often for the latest updates throughout the game.


- Oakdale (25-7) had one player in double figures, Akeelah Hobson, who had 15 points. She also made two 3-pointers.

- Arcadia (29-3) got 16 points and 19 rebounds (10 offensive) from Justice Young. Young was 5-of-8 from the field and 6-of-8 from the foul line. Arianna Williams added 12 for the Lady Hornets.

- Arcadia avenges last season's tough semifinal loss to Oakdale with a strong performance from the get-go in claiming the Division IV non-select state championship (Arcadia, 48-32 | Final)

- Arcadia still in control as its lead has increased to 15 points (Arcadia, 41-26 | 3:03, 4th)

- Arcadia goes into the fourth quarter holding an 11-point advantage (Arcadia, 33-22 | 8:00, 4th)

- Arcadia still with a sizable lead as we are about to enter the final quarter of play (Arcadia, 31-22 | 1:35, 3rd)

- Arcadia's top scorer in the first half was Arianna Williams, who had five points. Oakdale's Akeelah Hobson led all scorers with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

- Oakdale scored six unanswered points to tie the score, but Arcadia goes back in front right before the half. Arcadia leads by two at the break (Arcadia, 20-18 | Half)

- Arcadia now extends its lead to six points near the midway point of the second quarter (Arcadia, 18-12 | 4:07, 2nd)

- Arcadia holds a narrow lead at the end of the opening quarter (Arcadia, 10-7 | 8:00, 2nd)

- Oakdale and Arcadia are getting set to compete for the Division IV non-select state championship. Last season, the two teams played in the semifinals, and the Lady Warriors won on a miracle buzzer-beating shot en route to winning state.


Photo of Arcadia team after winning the Division IV non-select state title

-- Buck Ringgold | | @sblivela