For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952

LHSAA Basketball Regional Semi-Finals
Back For Second Year in A Row

LAKE CHARLES, La. (February 22, 2013)-The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) Basketball Regional Semi-Finals will be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center March 1-2. Classes 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, B and C for both boys and girls will be competing to earn their way to the state championship.

"The LHSAA is always excited when we are able to bring any of our events to the Lake Charles area," said Rhonda Dreibelbis, LHSAA Assistant Executive Director. "The commitment that the city of Lake Charles and the office of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau have made to create a stirring basketball atmosphere for our schools, fans, and student-athletes is to be greatly commended. I, along with the LHSAA staff members attending, are looking forward to another great weekend of basketball showcasing some of the best talent in the state of Louisiana."

Tickets are $10 at the door per day. For more information, contact Eric Zartler, senior sales manager/athletics for the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or visit