PHS girls claim early week hoop victory, WC, EI suffer losses

STRUGGLING…Shylar O’Bear and her White Castle High Lady Bulldog basketball teammates have been struggling to get their team chemistry in the early season after a run to the state semifinals last year. WCHS opened the week with a 2-8 record.

Plaquemine High’s girls racked up a hardwood victory last week, while the White Castle and East Iberville ladies had to endure basketball losses. Here are the reports:

PHS 61, WEST FELICIANA 37: The Lady Green Devils pushed their season mark to 5-2 Tuesday of last week with a 61-37 victory over 3-A visitor West Feliciana High.

The PHS girls jumped out to a huge 24-7 lead and boosted it to 37-18 at halftime. Plaquemine allowed WFHS to cut three points off their lead in the third period, but gained it back and more with a final 15-7 advantage in the fourth.

Amber Smith paced the PHS attack with 21 points, while Ashley Smith added 11 points. Brianna Arnold and Kadijah Mims netted 7 points apiece, while Myeshia Bell notched 6 points. The bench contributed nine more points.

Bridget Washington led the Lady Saints with a game-high 30 points.

PHS also won the JV game by a 23-17 score.

BROADMOOR 53, WCHS 37: The Lady Bulldogs dropped a road game in Baton Rouge to 4-A Broadmoor High Tuesday of last week.

The WCHS girls have struggled as of late. They lost three in a row in the recent University High tourney before falling on the road to Broadmoor.

The locals fell behind early in the game, but rallied back with a 13-8 advantage in the second period, but then were outscored by seven points in the second half.

Shylar O’Bear paced the WCHS offense with 13 points, while her sister Skylar added 10. Erica Jones netted 8 and Delicia Landry 6 points.

Broadmoor used a balanced scoring attack in the win.

CENTRAL 37, EAST IBERVILLE 34: The 1-A Lady Tigers lost by a mere three points to upper classification 5-A host Central High Tuesday of last week, showing a good effort in a loss.

The game was tied at 8-all after one period and then the locals rallied for an 18-15 halftime lead. Central shaved a point off the EI lead in the third stanza and then finished with an 8-3 advantage in the fourth to win by three.

Victoria Ausbon paced EIHS with 13, while Toni Green added 10. Jalaycia Mills, last year’s leading Tiger scorer, added 6 points, while Ariel Fuller netted 3 and Kaitlyn Knight 2 points. Mills has been out of the lineup over the first few games of the season.