Green Devils drop host ACHS in Lou Frey Classic

PETER SILAS PASQUA news@postsouth.com
Plaquemine’s Davon Godchaux slam dunks off a steal from Darwin James in the first half of the Green Devils’50-29 victory over Ascension Catholic. 
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DONALDSONVILLE - Plaquemine jumped out to a 13-point first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to a 50-29 victory over host Ascension Catholic in the Louis Frey Classic on Tuesday night at ACHS' gym.

The Green Devils (3-1) opened tournament play with a 53-43 loss to St. James on Monday before rebounding with a 56-36 victory over St. Charles Catholic on Tuesday afternoon and 70-26 win over Hosanna Christian on Wednesday.

"We have a long way to go," Plaquemine coach Kirby Loupe said. "We have three football kids starting, it is a totally new system and we have only had a couple of practices with those guys. We just need to get everybody on the same page because right now we are a little unorganized but it is going to come with time.

"We just need to get in the gym and practice. We are tying to get through these games as best we can and get to some practice time. Our kids played hard and took care of business and we are on to tomorrow."

Devante Marshall led the Green Devils with a game-high 15 points. Davon Godchaux and Charleston Spears each added eight, Clifton Young and Louis Conerly each seven, Deon Harding five and Kirkland Jones three.

Seville Jacks led the Bulldogs with nine points, Tandym Wells added seven, Kaleb Winchester six and Delmond Landry four.

Godchaux's dunk off Darwin James' steal put the Green Devils on the board in the first quarter igniting a 15-2 run capped by Justin Randall's dish to Spears inside.

Jacks cut baseline to cut it to 5-4 before Plaquemine scored the next 14 straight points kick started by Young's jumper off an inbounds pass before consecutive three-point plays by Harding and Marshall. Spears' dish to Godchaux inside made it 21-6 at the half.

Marshall fed Conerly for a 3-pointer in the left corner to open the second half before consecutive buckets by Godchaux made it 28-8. Marshall's putback made it 34-11 going into the fourth after Spears fed him inside.

Plaquemine took their biggest lead 42-13 on Marshall's transition basket from Young after his jumper from the right corner with a foot on the line and dish to Young inside. Conerly's putback and layup off a steal made it 48-26 before Wells' 3-pointer reflected the final tally.

Against St. James, Marshall had 13 and Godchaux 12. Against St. Charles Catholic, Marshall also had 14 and Godchaux 12. Against Hosanna, Godchaux had 21, Marshall 16 and Conerly 15.

Plaquemine hosted University Lab on Tuesday and will host a round-robin tournament beginning Friday with Redemptorist and Pointe Coupee Central before traveling to St. Charles Catholic next Wednesday.