MATHEWS -- Turnovers, missed shots and failure to execute on defense are never a good combination for any team, and for the Central Lafourche Trojans, it was a formula that was too much to overcome Monday night.

The Trojans never held a lead the entire game, falling to the Walker Wildcats 70-56 in a nondistrict basketball game.

It was a disappointing performance for Trojans coach Mark Sanders, who expected his team to be able to compete with the undefeated Wildcats.

“I thought out team did very few things right,” Sanders said. “The only reason we got back in the game is because a couple of players got hot. We didn’t do anything right offensively, we didn’t block out on the boards, we had turnovers and we missed free throws. Those four or five things against a good team like that, you don’t have a chance. (Walker) has guys who can come of the bench and work the system. They are well coached and fundamentally sound.”

Early on, the two teams were in a dogfight with each other. The Wildcats opened the game on a 9-2 run before a 3-pointer by Kevin Mott and a free throw by Jamiree Williams put the Trojans within three, 9-6.

Central Lafourche (3-2 overall) eventually cut the lead to 13-12 on a 3-pointer by Williams (10 points) before a bucket by the Wildcats’ Jalen Perkins (15 points) pushed Walker’s lead to 15-12.

The Trojans again cut the gap to one entering the second quarter, 15-14, on a pair of free throws by Williams.

In the second quarter, the Wildcats (5-0) took command on 8-0 and 4-0s run to carry a 31-23 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Six second-quarter points apiece from Dalton Moore (13 points) and Jalen Cook (19 points) helped paved the way for Walker.

The Wildcats opened the third quarter on a 4-0 run after back-to-back buckets by Brian Thomas (six total) to take a 35-23 lead before a free throw and a bucket by David Robinson (seven points) cut the Wildcats lead to 35-26.

Both teams traded baskets in the quarter until Walker carried a 50-38 advantage entering the fourth.

The fourth quarter became the Marvin Robertson show for the Trojans, as the junior guard single-handedly put his team back in it with 13 points in the quarter alone.

The Trojans opened the quarter with a 3-pointer from Robertson (20 points) and a free throw from Williams to pull within seven, 50-43.

Robertson added another 3-pointer on the Trojans next possession to cut the Walker lead to 51-46 before a 3-pointer by Cook extended Walker’s lead to 54-46.

Another 3-pointer by Robertson again cut the Trojan’s deficit to five, 54-49 before a 6-0 Wildcat run capped off by a pair of Cook free throws pulled Walker back on top 60-49.

Robetson went on to add five more points down the stretch for Central Lafourche but it was not enough to overcome the Wildcats as they outscored the Trojans 10-7 the rest of the way to secure the win.

Walker coach Anthony Schiro said to come on the road and get a quality win will only help his team down the stretch.

“This was a great win for us,” Schiro said. “I know Central Lafourche has some really good athletes, some really good players. Early in the season, to get a win like this, is really going to build towards your power points. I’m proud of how we were able to take control, and never really relinquish the game.”

Le Davis added 13 pints for the Wildcats.

BOYS BASKETBALL CAPSULE

SOUTH LAFOURCHE 52, BRUSLY 44 (at Brusly, nondistrict game)

Score by quarters: Brusly led 10-8 after the frist quarter, and the score was tied 18-18 at halftime and 32-32 at the end of the third quarter

Statistical leaders: South Lafourche -- Matt Belanger (12 points), Da'Marcus Caine (11 points), Anthony Francis (11 points)

Records: South Lafourche (5-3 overall); Brusly (8-1 overall)

GIRLS SOCCER CAPSULES

THIBODAUX 8, BONNABEL 0 (at Kenner, nondistrict match)

Statistical leaders: Thibodaux -- Makena Terrell (two goals), Gracie Melancon (goal), Addeline Tenney (goal), Delaney Long (goal), Jadie Clement (goal), Ariel Dufresne (goal), Mackenzie Hebert (goal)

Records: Thibodaux (5-0-2 overall); Bonnabel (1-4 overaall)

HOUMA CHRISTIAN 0, LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN 0 (at Schriever, nondistrict match)

Records: Houma Chrisitan (4-0-5 overall); Lafayette Christian (4-0-1 overall)