Tigers stop Mustangs, 54-44


NAPOLEONVILLE — Thibodaux High did not let an early disappointment deter them on Thursday at the Assumption Lady Mustang Tournament.

After suffering a close loss to Riverside earlier in the day, the Lady Tigers bounced back with a 54-44 win over host team Assumption.

The quick turnaround, however, did not bother Thibodaux coach Damon Robinson.

“We’re in shape,” Robinson said. “We condition a lot. So to actually come out there and play, they’re in shape to do it. We might have dead legs tomorrow, who knows, but we’re in shape.”

An early three-point-play by Amanada Gianelloni would give the Lady Mustangs an 8-3 lead.

A basket by Tiah Larvadain with 1:35 remaining in the opening period extended the Assumption’s lead to six.

Thibodaux’s Elise Plaisance would respond with back-to-back baskets to cut the lead to two, but Kevreion Ward scored at the buzzer gave Assumption a 13-9 lead after the first quarter.

The Lady Tigers hit 8-of-15 free throws in the second quarter, outscoring Assumption 17-9 in the period. Plaisance scored 12 points as Thibodaux went into halftime up 26-22.

“She’s a good basketball player,” Robinson said of Plaisance, “She played lights out in this game, and she’s getting better every game so that’s exciting for us.”

 

RIVERSIDE ACADEMY 47, THIBODAUX 45 (GIRLS)

At Napoleonville, in Game 1 of the Lady Mustangs Classic, the Lady Tigers dropped to 7-7 overall and Riverside improved to 13-2 overall.

 

CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 57, THOMAS JEFFERSON 25 (GIRLS)

At Metairie in the Haynes Academy Tournament, the Lady Trojans got 14 points from Taylor Kimball, 12 points from Aquasia Porter and nine points from Kierranika Duncan to improve to 9-4 on the season.

Central Lafourche led 10-9 after the first quarter, 31-15 at halftime and 43-20 at the end of the third quarter.

The Lady Trojans play Haynes at 4 p.m. today in the tourney.

 

WOODLAWN 35, H.L. BOURGEOIS 27 (GIRLS)

At St. Amant in the St. Amant Tournament, the Lady Braves got 19 points from Shannon Jones, but fell to 4-9 on the season. Woodlawn led 11-2 after the first quarter, 24-7 at halftime and 30-15 after the third quarter. H.L. Bourgeois plays Mandeville (4:30 p.m.) and Covington (7 p.m.) in the event today.

 

— Compiled by sports writer Kelly McElroy.