BASKETBALL

Lady Tigers rip Brusly

PETER SILAS PASQUA news@postsouth.com
East Iberville's Ariel Fuller shoots ahead of Brusly's Johnee LeBlanc in the Lady Tigers' 71-39 non-district victory on Friday night. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

ST. GABRIEL – East Iberville of Class 1A used a stifling press to hold 3A Brusly to just four second quarter points and cruised to a 71-39 victory on Friday night at EIHS' gym.

The Lady Tigers (9-11) also defeated 5A Central – B.R 70-7 and 5A Live Oak 58-40 after falling to 5A Covington 59-52 in the St. Amant Pit Stop Classic before falling to 3A Baker 57-39 on Wednesday. East Iberville opened District 9-1A play by hosting West St. John on Tuesday before traveling to Ascension Catholic on Friday and Ascension Christian on Tuesday.

"We have been working on our press to prepare for district," East Iberville coach Cormanda Grace-Green said. "We want to condition our girls to be ready for that so we can compete in district."

East Iberville also defeated Brusly 42-32 earlier in the season at a tournament at Episcopal.

"In the last three games we have played, we have been putting teams away and playing ball like we are supposed to play so I feel like we are ready for district," Grace-Green said.

Jasmine Mosby had a game-high 22 points for the Lady Tigers. Ja'Laycia Mills added 20, Ariel Fuller 10, Kirstein Oubre seven and Chelsea Green and Taylor Green each six.

Shedricka Pierson led Brusly (10-8) with 10 points. Madison LaPrairie added nine, Johnee LeBlanc six and Donkita Williams and Brianna Granville each four.

Mills had six points in the first quarter as East Iberville led 12-7 going into the second frame.

Mosby fed Taylor Green and Mills both off steals to make it 25-9 after Fuller's drive and assist to Oubre. The Lady Tigers closed out the half on an 8-0 run capped by Green's baseline jumper following Mosby's layup off a steal and dish to Mills cutting baseline to make it 33-11.

Green and Mosby's transition baskets opened the second half before Chelsea Green's 18-footers from the left corner made it 43-15. Brusly cut it to 49-25 going into the fourth quarter following Mosby's putback.

Oubre's free throws reflected the final tally after she fed Fuller off a steal. Mills converted inside three times in the quarter on assists from Fuller and Taylor Green.

Baker led 15-9 going into the second quarter and 30-21 at halftime before heading into the fourth frame up 39-30.

Mills led the Lady Tigers with 17 points. Taylor Green added seven, Mosby six, Chelsea Green four, Fuller three and Oubre two.

Chelsea Green led East Iberville with 17 points against Covington, which trailed 25-24 at the half. Mills added 16 and Mosby 11.