Lady Terriers roll past Terrebonne, 68-22
Sat. December 15, 2012 at 12:07 a.m. | By Steve Holley/Sports Correspondent
A monstrous third quarter helped Vandebilt Catholic roll to a 68-22 nondistrict victory over Terrebonne on Friday night.
Vandebilt Catholic outscored the Lady Tigers, 43-11, in the second half, and at one point went on a 28-2 run in the third quarter to take the victory going away.
A big part of the Lady Terriers’ second-half surge was their defense.
“We didn’t want to show our press (defense) early in the first half so that (Terrebonne) could go into halftime and make an adjustment,” Vandebilt coach Kathy Luke said. “We came out the third quarter and started pressing, and we hurt them really bad. I just thought we overwhelmed them with the press.”
Vandebilt led, 12-7, after the first quarter and 25-11 at halftime.
After Waneka Robinson hit a 3-pointer to cut the Lady Terriers’ lead to nine at 25-16 early in the third period, Vandebilt opened up a 20-point lead in a matter of seconds.
Shakira Harding quickly answered Robinson’s 3-pointer on the other end with back to back 3-pointers to help Vandebilt open up a 15-point lead.
Harding capped off a 3-point play with a basket and a foul moments later, and things only got worse for Terrebonne (8-6) after that.
The Lady Terriers (11-3) led 53-18 after the third quarter, and their 46-point lead at the buzzer was also their largest of the game.
Vandebilt never trailed in the contest, either, beginning the game with an 8-0 run.
“Considering that we came off a poor shooting night against John Curtis, I thought we did a good job of bouncing back,” Luke said. “I don’t care who you play. What I try to stress on a daily basis is that it’s not important how the other team plays, it’s how we play. We want to dominate our opponent in every phase of the game, and give our opponent one shot. We want our defense to be our best offense.”
Harding led Vandebilt with 22 points. Cassidy Barrios had 18, and Jasmine Howard had 12 points.
Robinson, Darian Dees and MiKayla Lyons all had six points each to lead Terrebonne in scoring.
“We fell apart coming out of halftime and didn’t play team ball at all,” Terrebonne coach Gus Brown said.
“We didn’t have any help bringing the ball up, and steals by Vandebilt enabled them to push the ball up the court and score on layups. Whenever you give up those plays, usually this is the result. The team just didn’t continue to play.”
CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 58, LAKESHORE 44 (GIRLS)
At Mathews, Central Lafourche raced out to a 20-11 first-quarter lead and never trailed against Lakeshore in Friday’s nondistict game. Central Lafourche (7-3) led 31-24 at halftime, then went up 48-32 after three quarter.
Trudy Adams led Central Lafourche with 15 points and Taylor Kimball scored 13.
Also for Central Lafourche, Aquasia Porter had 12 and Saterria Lawson finished with 11 points.
ELLENDER 42, H.L. BOURGEOIS 27 (GIRLS)
At Gray, Ellender took a halftime lead and never looked back in its nondistrict win over H.L. Bourgeois (3-7) on Friday.
The Lady Patriots (7-2) led 27-14 at halftime and 39-23 after three quarters.
Shakira Bingham led Ellender with 15 points, while Sky Jasper scored 12.
CRESCENT CITY 44, COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 18
At New Orleans, Covenant Christian got six points from Zoe Leboeuf in Friday’s loss to Crescent City.