St. John's Lady Eagles beats White Castle for first win against the White Castle Lady Bulldogs in decades
The Lady Eagles of St. John hadn’t won a game against White Castle’s Lady Bulldogs since 1972, but over 35 years later, they topped the parish rival, 49-43
St. John standout Robbi Seneca led the Eagles with 23 points, eight rebounds and five steals and was 13 out of 17 from the free throw line.
“Robbi had an awesome game,” her coach, Cindy Prouty said. “She controlled our offense, took care of the basketball and played great defense.”
Seneca’s coach pointed out Seneca managed to put almost two dozen points on the scoreboard despite the box defense White Castle used against her.
J’nyria Kelly put 15 points on the board and snatched an impressive 12 rebounds while Hannah Hargrove “played very well,” her coach said, saying added another five points, grabbed seven rebounds and was credited with two assists.
Both Elise Jackson and Elizabeth Bueche also scored two points each.
“The White Castle game was a great win for us,” Prouty said. “It was a hard fought game which required us coming back from a nine-point deficit at halftime.”
“Our girls played hard, smart basketball,” she continued. “….We stressed the little things, fundamentals in our practice prior to this game and it paid off.”
Jaibreon Brown led the Lady Bulldogs on offense with 19 points. Tanlor Haynes scored five, and Taylor Wesley added another six while Kardae Gales tacked on four points.
Wesley collected six rebounds and got two steals. Brown also contributed to her team’s effort with four rebounds and four assists, Gales posted two steals and two rebounds.
Chiquita Williams added another three points.