BASKETBALL

EIHS can't stay with host Brusly in tourney

PETER SILAS PASQUA news@postsouth.com
East Iberville's Daryl Ingram drives in between Brusly's Micah Spears and Jay Christophe in the first half of the Panthers' 73-49 victory on Wednesday. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BRUSLY – East Iberville fell to host Brusly 73-49 on Wednesday but rebounded to defeat St. John 77-53 on Thursday and Assumption 70-50 on Friday in the consolation final of the Brusly Tournament.

The Tigers (2-3) also fell to Baker 60-56 earlier in the week after trailing 35-31 at halftime.

"We are still learning ourselves," East Iberville coach Doug Schultz said. "At the end of the year, I think we are going to be one of the quickest teams in the state because we are going to use everybody that we have. The inside game, we just couldn't handle right now."

Daryl Ingram led East Iberville with 16 points. Tyler James had 13, Kylen Popular and Quante Johnson each six, Jayden Redditt three, Lamont Kerr and Braylen Dailey each two and Devin Johnson one.

Micah Spears had a game-high 22 for Brusly. D'Mario Jackson added 18 and Jay Christophe had 14.

"Brusly is truly a solid team," Schultz said. "They had a little bit of everything and their quickness matched up to ours. We are just still trying to get in shape and find our identity."

Ingram's 3-pointer from the left wing opened the contest but Christophe's 3-point play tied it after James' turnaround jumper in the lane before Jackson's jumper put the Panthers ahead for good.

Brusly closed out the first quarter on a 10-1 run go ahead 21-10 on Christophe's transition basket. The Panthers led 38-23 at halftime after James went high off glass and Ja'Vonte Sherman fed Redditt in transition.

Popular's jumper cut it to 52-39 going into the fourth quarter following Ingram's 3-pointer from the top of the key. Johnson's trey cut it to 65-45 in the final frame.

Ingram had 16 against St. John, Frank Broussard added 14 and James 10. Brennan Miller and Princeton Young each had 18 for the Eagles.

Baker led 52-43 going into the fourth quarter. Redditt had a game-high 19, James, 13, Ingram 8, Popular 6, Broussard five, Dailey four and Junius Chong 1. Demetrius Fitzpatrick led Baker with 18 and Ramil Almond added 12.

The Tigers traveled to Family Christian on Tuesday and began hosting the East Iberville Tournament Thursday.