Entering Wednesday, four area basketball teams are still fighting for state championships. Two of those four, Rayville and Neville played in different venues, with the eventual hope of hoisting a trophy inside Lake Charles’ Burton Coliseum.

Rayville advances to their fifth straight appearance in the Class 2A Championship Game. This comes after the top-seeded Hornets defeat (5) Franklin, 76-67. Kashie Matt scored a team-high 27 points, and had 15 rebounds.

Zyquarius Cowart scored 16 points, and Tony Percy was another Hornet who reached double-digits with 15 points.

Rayville will meet Port Allen in the Class 2A title game, Friday at 5:00 in Lake Charles.

Neville saw their run come to an end, with a 75-50 loss to George Washington Carver in the Cajundome in Lafayette. Patrick McCraney’s 29 points wasn’t enough to take the Tigers’ to the Class 4A Championship Game.