East Iberville rolls over St. John

PETER SILAS PASQUA news@postsouth.com
East Iberville's Quantae Johnson drives against St. John's Hayden Hemenway in the first half of the Tigers' 89-31 District 9-1A victory on Friday night. 
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ST. GABRIEL – East Iberville built a 14-point first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to an 89-31 District 9-1A victory over St. John of Plaquemine on Friday night at EIHS' gym.

The Tigers (9-10, 4-0), under coach Doug Schultz, also defeated Ascension Christian 92-38 on Tuesday night and were in a first-place tie with White Castle heading into their first-round finale showdown on Tuesday in St. Gabriel. East Iberville travels to West St. John on Friday before hosting Ascension Catholic on Tuesday.

"We are just trying to get our guys ready," Schultz said. "Everybody on the team is getting a chance to play and I think we can go at least 10 deep and not miss a beat. We are gelling at this time."

Daryl Ingram led the Tigers with 15 points. Quantae Johnson and Frank Broussard each added 11, Javonte Shermen 10, Jayden Redditt nine, Devin Johnson seven, Lamont Kerr six, Mark Tasker four and Chris Grace, Jachia Scott, Junius Chong, Braylen Dailey and Kylen Popular each two.

The Eagles (2-17, 0-4), under coach Oliver "Crickett" Crockett, also fell to West St. John 79-15 on Tuesday and hosted Ascension Christian on Tuesday. St. John hosts Ascension Catholic on Friday before traveling to White Castle on Tuesday.

Brennan Miller led St. John with seven points. Hayden Hemenway, Benjamin Poirrier and Gavin Primeaux each added five, Tyler St. Germain and Collin Crockett each three, Bailey Whittington two and Gavin Landry one.

Broussard's 3-pointer from the right wing opened the contest before Dailey's dunk off a block. Miller's step back jumper put St. John on the board before Ingram converted twice in transition to make it 11-2.

Redditt's 3-point play made it 24-4 after treys by Broussard and Ingram but Primeaux's 3-pointer cut it to 24-10 going into the second quarter after St. Germain's 3-point play.

Ingram fed Broussard for another 3-pointer to open the quarter before Grace and Scott each converted in transition. Another 3-point play by Redditt made it 37-12.

Johnson converted a putback and layup off a steal after Ingram fed his baseline jumper. Ingram's layup off a steal put East Iberville ahead 52-14 at intermission.

Devin Johnson's drive opened the third quarter before Miller pulled up but St. John would not score again in the frame. Johnson's putback made it 72-19 going into the fourth after Sherman lit it up with two 3-pointers and putbacks each.

Hemenway fed Primeaux to open the fourth. Whittington's putback reflected the final tally after Kerr's 3-pointer from the left corner.