BASKETBALL

Belaire slips by Lady Devils in 6-4A opener

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – Belaire High School took a nine-point lead into halftime but had to starve off Plaquemine for a 65-61  District 6-4A opening victory on Tuesday night.

The Lady Green Devils (12-9, 0-1), under coach Brannon Dillon also defeated Northeast 26-18 on Wednesday. Plaquemine travels to Lutcher Friday and hosts St. Michael Tuesday.

Asia Nelson had a game-high 29 points for Plaquemine including six 3-pointers. Kiffani Young added 18, Jernesha Collins six, Asia Marshall four, O’Neisha Batiste three and Myiesha Bell one.