St. John Lady Eagles start season 4-3, but expecting improvement

St. John Lady Eagles' defense

The St. John Lady Eagles began their basketball season with a 57-30 win over Westminster Christian, with J’Nyria Kelly leading the team with 32 points, 12 rebounds, four turnovers, three assists, a steal and four blocked shots.

She was assisted in the win by EJ with 8 points and 13 rebounds and Isabella LoBue with 7 points and 13 rebounds.

In their next game, St. John lost to Plaquemine High by a margin of 43-31. Again, it was Kelly leading the team in scoring with 16 points and 12 rebounds and E Jackson with 8 points and 12 rebounds.

“This year we have high expectations for this very young team,” Coach Cindy Prouty said. “I am so excited about the girls we have this year as well as the ones coming up through our middle school basketball program.” 

“We have 10 players on our roster this year, one senior, one junior and the other eight are either freshmen or 8th graders,” she continued. “At times we play very well, but then there are times our youth really shows.”

The team stands at 4-3 as of Tuesday, with three games scheduled for this week.

The Lady Eagles took on Ascension Catholic next and once again it was Kelly leading the team’s scoring. She also collected 11 rebounds.

Their next game was a 39-28 loss to the Dunham School, another game Kelly scored the most points with 12, but followed closely by Elise Jackson with 10.

Kelly nabbed seven rebounds in the game, while Jackson led in that department with 15.

Next up for the Lady Eagles was a heartbreaking 49-48 loss to The Church Academy. Kelly, far and away, outscored her teammates with 34, with the rest of the team putting 12 points on the board, including five each from Kelly and LoBue.

Kelly led in rebounds as well in the game with nine while LoBue pulled in seven and Jackson grabbed another six.

A 32-30 win over Maurepas High was the next game on the Lady Eagles’ schedule, but with a difference – Jackson led the team in scoring with 12 points, while Kelly added eight.

Jackson also led in rebounds with 17 and Kelly collected 12.

Monday evening, the Lady Eagles beat a good Family Christian team 64-40.

Kelly led St. John with 40 points, 25 rebounds, five steals and three blocked shots. 

Jackson added 18 points and had 22 rebounds. Sarah Grace Lobue had a very good defensive game and contributed four assists and four rebounds.

Isabella LoBue tacked on another four points and an assist and Kaitlin Glaser earned two points, three rebounds and two assists.