Advocate Staff photo by Sophia Germer

Coach Mike McGuire and his Country Day boys basketball team have built themselves as an LHSAA Division III powerhouse with their methodical offensive pace. But sometimes your opponent ends up dictating the flow.

And when that opponent is the 2018 Division III defending state champion — and one of the top programs in the state — that comes with a risk.

Should the shots not fall, up against a team who loves to turn a basketball game into a track meet, you can find yourself in a deep hole quickly. And having a couple more off minutes while trying to dig yourself out can feel like trying to stay on your feet during an avalanche.

Two such droughts proved too costly for the Cajuns, who fell behind Dunham 40-28 at halftime and couldn’t recover in their 71-53 loss in the second round of the Boys’ National Bracket in the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic at the Alario Center.

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