Lady Eagles end six-year playoff drought

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
Hanna Hargrove

St. John Lady Eagles have ended their “rebound season” with a victory over Ascension Catholic, 51-15, and earned themselves a postseason berth for the first time in six years.

Before claiming their win over rival ACHS, the Lady Eagles finished out a road tour first against Southern Lab then against Christian Life.

The Lady Eagles lost to SL 39-86.  Robbi Seneca scored 15 points in the win, along with four assists and four steals.  Madison Young followed with eight points and J’Nyria Kelly with seven.

SJHS then traveled to take on Christian Life in a non-district matchup, but came up just short 42-54.  Grace Robichaux was the scoring leader with 21 points, and racked up three rebounds, a pair of steals and a block.

Hannah Hargrove followed with nine points, five rebounds and a block.  Kelly with seven points, five rebounds and a block and Seneca with three rebounds and three blocks.

SJHS looked to rebound in the final game of the regular season and rebound they did with a home victory over district rival Ascension Catholic in blowout fashion.

Robbi Seneca racked up 16 points in the win, followed by Robichaux with 13.  Madison Young racked up four points and a trio of rebounds.  Elise Jackson totaled four points, a pair of rebounds and three steals.

SJHS earned their fifth district win of the season and finished with a 12-13 overall record.

After the win, the Lady Eagles ended a six-year playoff drought and received the 14th seed in the LHSAA Division IV playoffs.  They will host St. Martin’s Episcopal this week and look to win their first playoff game in 22 years.