Lady Mustangs cruise to win

December 03. 2015 11:32AM

Lady Mustangs cruise to win

By Chris Hymel Sports Correspondent

NAPOLEONVILLE — Courtney Bell’s strong effort in the paint helped Assumption High School cruise to a 55-40 win over St. Amant Tuesday night in non-district girls’ basketball action.

The Lady Mustangs improved to 7-2 on the year with the win.

Bell scored 16 of her game-high 18 points during the first half of play.

Assumption coach Sid Acosta said Bell’s play was key to setting up all aspects of his team’s game plan.

“Courtney did a tremendous job taking control of the game,” Acosta said. “Her play down low opened up some outside shots for the rest out team.”

Behind Bell’s eight first quarter points, Assumption built an early 16-10 lead and eventually exited the first period with a 16-12 lead over St. Amant.

The Lady Gators (2-5) fell apart offensively in the second quarter, as they only managed to score 4 points.

St. Amant coach Celeste Small said her team had trouble focusing during the second and third quarters.

“We just came out and fell apart,” Small said. “We loss our mental concentration and it was just hard to come back.”

Assumption, on the other hand, scored 16 points and used a 6-0 run to lead 32-16 at the half.

The Mustangs continued to dominate the tempo in the third quarter, as their increased pressure to go up 47-23 after the period. A 10-0 run helped the Assumption build a big lead.

“We went to a half-court trap to open the third quarter,” Acosta said. “Our pressure led to some easy transition points and we built our lead.”

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St. Amant had their best offensive output during the fourth quarter, as Kellie Eubanks scored five straight points to open the quarter.

Eubanks had 15 points to pace the Gators, and her teammate Sarah Smith added 12.

SOUTH LAFOURCHE 58, GRACE KING 42 (GIRLS)
The Lady Tarpons outscored Grace King 19-5 in the first quarter and never looked back for the win Tuesday night in Metairie.

Marcie Danos led South Lafourche (5-5) with 22 points, and Rebecca Toups chipped in nine points.

Grace King fell to 2-2 with the loss.

CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 36, ST. JAMES 30 (GIRLS)
Alyse Baronne and De’Anndre Watkins each scored eight points to lead the Lady Trojans to the six-point win Tuesday night in Mathews.

Celeste Champagne added six points for Central Lafourche (3-6).

Terricka Stewart led the Lady Wildcats (5-5) with a game-high 16 points, and Lynntrice Scott added eight points.

E.D. WHITE 40, RIDGEWOOD 31 (GIRLS)
The Lady Cardinals outscored Ridgewood 25-17 in the second half to pull away for the win Tuesday night in Metairie.

Catherine Blanchard scored a game-high 23 points to lead EDW (4-3), while Kathryn Fakier chipped in nine points.

The Lady Golden Eagles fell to 4-4.

H.L. BOURGEOIS 74, RESERVE CHRISTIAN 68 (GIRLS)
Latoya Celestine scored 20 points as four HLB players finished in double figures Monday night in Reserve.

Joining Celestine in double figures were Chelsea Bishop (13 points), Shonese Evans (12 points) and Ashley Allen (10 points).

Reserve Christian (11-5) rallied in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Lady Braves (7-3) 26-19.