Early week girls basketball report

Tryve Brackin
Veteran East Iberville High Lady Tiger Dionickka Calloway led her basketball club to the Hosanna Tip-Off Classic championship Saturday.

Parish girls’ basketball teams played a handful of early week round ball games. Here is a report on the local action:

PHS:

The Lady Green Devils evened up their early basketball record at 4-4 early last week by downing another 3-A foe, Baker High, by a 53-50 score in overtime.

Visiting Baker jumped out to an early 14-7 lead, but hosting Plaquemine rallied with a trio of short-point leads over the three period to tie the score at 49-49 at the end of regulation. PHS won the game with a 4-1 scoring margin in the overtime period. PHS rallied with margins of 11-10, 15-13, and 16-12 to push the game into the extra stanza.

Brittany Brown continued to be a scoring leader for the Lady Green Devils as she netted a game-high 21 points to maintain a solid 20-plus-point average over the first eight games of the hoop campaign. Jazmine Burnstein was steady as well, tallying 11 points, while first-year point guard Brianna Arnold scored 9 points. Senior Amber McCoy meshed in 8, while Candace Hastings added 3 and Shancei Anderson scored a point.

Ericka Leflore and Anshani Brown combined for 33 points to lead the visiting Baker girls.

WCHS:

On the eve of their annual Lady Bulldog tournament the White Castle High girls forged an impressive single-game victory over upper classification visitor Port Allen High Tuesday night, beating the 3-A Lady Pelicans by a 45-41 score.

Port Allen led by a 22-19 halftime score, but the hosting Class A WCHS girls rallied back with a strong third period 19-8 scoring effort to take the lead.

Ronquel Gibson paced the WCHS scoring attack with a game-high 15 points, while Shelby Martin added 11 points. Tyrennee Foster chipped in 6 points while Bryanshel Gibson tallied 4. Erica Allen scored 3, while Meeker Melancon, Angela Brown, and Simone Beauvais combined evenly for 6 more Lady Bulldog points.

Ronnie Howard bucketed a game-high 27 points for Port Allen, while Christine Harrell chipped in 12 points.

WCHS moved to 2-3 overall with the victory.

WCHS also won the Junior Varsity game, taking a 31-22 victory.

NIHS-SJHS:

Class A North Iberville High claimed a 45-10 girls’ hoop victory over hosting 2-A St. John High Monday of last week in a contest between long time parish round ball rivals.

Senior veteran Shannon West led the Lady Bears to the lopsided victory with a game-high 17 points, while Lady Bear teammate Niketra Beraud meshed in 10 points. Kadijah Mims added 6 points, while Raven Williams and Tamakica Dorsey scored 5 apiece. Audriana Marshall added 2 for the Lady Bears.

St. John was led by the trio of Hannah Pitre, Kathryn D’Albor, and Jessica Lee with 3 points apiece. Brandi Miller added 2 points.

Veteran East Iberville High Lady Tiger Dionickka Calloway led her basketball club to the Hosanna Tip-Off Classic championship Saturday.