East Iberville and St. John faced the ACHS Bulldogs with different outcomes

Kyle Riviere

Ascension Catholic headed into last week with a 1-1 record in District 6-1A.

They faced two more tough league challengers when they met East Iberville and St. John. The Bulldogs split the two games.

On Tuesday night, Ascension Catholic hosted East Iberville. The Tigers came into the game ranked No. 11 in the latest unofficial Class 1A power rankings.

They quickly showed the Bulldogs why they were ranked so highly. They got off to a hot start in the first quarter, racing out to a 15-4 lead.

After a sluggish first quarter offensively, Ascension Catholic exploded for 20 points in the second, but so did East Iberville. The Tigers led, 35-24, at the break.

East Iberville put up another 20 in the third quarter. That pretty much put the game out of reach as they held a comfortable 55-34 advantage heading to the fourth.

The Tigers went on to win the game, 68-56. Four players scored in double digits. Lucas led with 14, Hardesty was next with 13, Williams and Triplett each added 10. Notably Darville put up nine and Wilson had eight points for a well-rounded attack.

In defeat, Ascension Catholic was led by freshman forward J’Mond Tapp, who scored a game-high 16 points.

The loss dropped Ascension Catholic to 1-2 in district play. East Iberville moved to 4-0 in district after beating Southern Lab 70-63 on February 1.

On Friday night, Ascension Catholic was back in District 6-1A play as they visited St. John.

The first time they met, it took Jamar Barber making a floater in the paint with just three seconds remaining for them to win.

Things were dramatic again on Friday night.

Ascension Catholic got off to a great start. They jumped out to a 17-11 first-quarter lead.

However, St. John answered in the second. They outscored the Bulldogs, 17-6, in the period to take a 28-23 lead into halftime.

The Bulldogs were able to win the third quarter, but they still trailed 39-38 heading into the fourth.

In the final quarter, things were nip and tuck. Ascension Catholic was able to tie the game and send it to overtime.

In the extra period, the Bulldogs took control of the game. In just five minutes, Ascension Catholic put up 15 points.

In doing so, they limited St. John to just five. The result was a 67-57 victory for the Bulldogs.

Demontray Harry led the way for Ascension Catholic as he scored a game-high 22 points.

Also, both Tapp and Demarco Harry scored 14. Truxillo chipped in with seven points.

The victory evened up the Bulldogs’ district record at 2-2. It improved their overall record to 14-8. The St. John Eagles fell to 0-3 in district play, but were to face Southern Lab on February 5.

Friday the Eagles will face Ascension Christian at home in Plaquemine.

Originally published in The Donaldsonville Chief, updated for Post-South by Greg Fischer