Lady Mustangs roll to victory over Donaldsonville

NAPOLEONVILLE — Using a late second quarter run, Donaldsonville looked to head into halftime with some momentum during Thursday's nondistrict game against Assumption.

But the Lady Mustangs had other ideas.

Right after Donaldsonville tied the game at 16, Assumption's Erineka Mollere made two free throws, and Tiah Larvadain nailed a 3-pointer with four seconds left to put the Lady Mustangs ahead by five at halftime.

It was the spark Assumption needed as it rolled to a 69-49 win over Donaldsonville.

Assumption (6-5 overall) took a 24-19 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, the Lady Mustangs continued their hot shooting, getting a 3-pointer from Amanda Gianelloni that extended the lead to 30-21.

Donaldsonville (2-5) tried to answer back with a pair of lay-ups from Patrice West, but Assumption's Yasmin Jacobs and Mollere hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to push the lead to 45-35 at the end of the third quarter.

Assumption coach Julius Aucoin said the Lady Mustangs started to play better as the game went on.

"Our shots weren't falling early on," Aucoin said. "But we kept running out offense and had faith they would start to go in. Once they did out confidence started to pick up and we started playing well."

Gianelloni led Assumption with 22 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the 3-point line. Mollere added 14 points for Assumption, and Cassie Ratcliff had 10 points.

The Lady Mustangs had seven different players score against Donaldsonville. They took their largest lead of the game at 61-43 late in the fourth quarter.

"(Donaldsonville) is a young ball club and our pressure kept them from accomplishing what they wanted to on offense," Aucoin said. "We benefited from some points in transition early on. The girls have been working hard on getting down our offense in practice and once we settled down we started to show some progress in our ability to run it."

West scored a team-high 22 points for Donaldsonville, which trailed 13-7 at the end of the first quarter to Assumption.

"We are inexperienced," Donaldsonville coach Amy Blanchard said. "Little things that we practice everyday are not translating into the game. Eventually it will click for us. Assumption's press gave us some trouble early on then they sliced through out man-to-man and hit about four or five lay-ups in a row. It went from a six-point game to a 16-point game in a matter of about two minutes."





At Bourg, the Tigers used a goal in overtime to beat District 8-II rival Gators.

Jonathan Barba scored the lone goal for South Terrebonne (2-7 overall, 0-1 in district).




At Bourg, the Lady Gators fell to 3-4 overall and 0-1 with the loss.




At New Orleans, the Lady Cardinals got goals from Triston Gros and Bobbie Grabert in the tie.

Chapelle led 2-1 at halftime.

The Lady Cardinals are now 3-4-4 overall.