Lady Eagles end district drought

Andrew Green
Grace Robichaux

St. John Lady Eagles have finally put an end to a 34-game district drought last week after defeating the East Iberville Lady Tigers 49-31.

Head coach Cindy Prouty and the Lady Eagles shot out to an early 16-5 lead after the first quarter, then extended their lead to 23-13 at the half.

SJHS did not let their foot off the gas pedal after the half after putting up 16 more points in the third quarter to extend their lead to 39-16.  The Lady Eagles ended a 34-game long district drought, that stretches back three seasons.

“This season has been a lot different from last season,” standout Grace Robichaux said about the win.  “We’ve improved a tremendous amount.  Out win against East Iberville was really exciting for our team.  We’ve been working very hard and I think it was very well deserved.

“I feel like this also gives us motivation to work harder.  I’m hoping we can get a few more district wins this season and break records.”

Robichaux’s teammate Robbi Seneca, a senior, also shared her joy after the victory:  “It’s a feeling you can’t imagine until it happens,” Seneca said.  “Before the season even started, we made a goal to get a district win.  The second the clock hit zero and we won, all the hard work my teammates and I put in so far felt one hundred percent worth it.  I look forward to see what the rest of the season brings for our team.”

The Lady Eagles look to open the floodgates of district victories as they take on Ascension Catholic and Southern Lab this week.