Carlos Stewart Lifts Dunham to Division III State Title in Comeback Against Newman
By Christopher Dabe | The Advocate
"Carlos Stewart lifted Dunham to another state championship Friday.
The senior guard scored nine of the final 10 points to lift Dunham from a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 52-48 victory against Newman in the Division III title game at Burton Coliseum.
With Newman leading 48-42, Stewart made a 3-pointer that drew Dunham within three and then completed a three-point play, making a free throw that tied the score after he drew a foul as he scored on a layup.
He went to the free-throw line two more times after that and made 3 of 4 shots. Stewart finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.
Newman failed to score on its last four possessions, missing twice on shots that could have put the Greenies back in front.
Dunham (18-11) has won three of the last four Division III championships, including the last two in a row..." Read complete Christopher Dabe article at bit.ly/StateChamps2021
Outstanding Performance Awards
It was no surprise that Stewart, considered one of the best players in the state and accounted for 51 points in Division III Marsh Madness Championship Tournament, was named the Outstanding Player of the Division III Championship. In addition, Tiger senior Beckett Pricer was selected to receive a 2021 Horizon Award, presented by the LHSAA to "a student athlete who displays outstanding citizenship, leadership, academic excellence and involvement at school and in the community."
ICYMI: Carlos Stewart scores 25 as Dunham uses fourth-quarter surge, defense to overpower Lafayette Christian 45-28
In the semi-final game at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Stewart scored 25 points as Dunham used a fourth-quarter surge, defense to overpower Lafayette Christian 45-28 to advance to the championship final.
Read Robin Fambrough's Advocate article about the semi-final match at bit.ly/DIVIIISemis