Barrios drops 41 points in Lady Terriers win


Jim Cenac/Correspondent


Vandebilt Catholic's Cassidy Barrios (20) shoots over Terrebonne's Kat Ward (2) during Friday's Jack Becker Tournament at the Vandebilt gym in Houma. She scored 41 points.

Vandebilt Catholic's Cassidy Barrios had 41 points, including her team's first 17, leading her Lady Terriers to a 57-45 win over Terrebonne in the Jack Becker Terrier Classic on Friday night from Houma.

Vandebilt will take on E.D. White Catholic today at 3 p.m. in the semifinal game, with the winner taking on Central Catholic in the championship at 5 p.m.

Barrios had all 14 of her team's first-quarter points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to tie it at 14 after the first quarter

Roynisha James (10 points) hit a baseline jumper in the second quarter putting Terrebonne up 19-17 after the Lady Tigers started double teaming Barrios, slowing down her scoring onslaught.

Kaylyn Kitchen (seven points) became the first Lady Terriers aside from Barrios to score, hitting a free throw to close the gap to one with 4 minutes left in the half.

Barrios started driving the lane and picking up fouls, hitting four in a row to put Vandebilt up by two. After a Terrebonne basket, Vandebilt ended the half with a 6-0 run, with scoring from Kitchen, Christiana Stewart and Amber Brady to take a 28-22 lead into the locker room.

"Cassidy Barrios is a special kid. She works really hard," Vandebilt coach Katrell Dixon said of the 5-fooot-11 junior. "We're trying to show her how to make the other players better. She understands she can't do it all by herself. She's dishing it around and making sure the other players know where they are."

Terrebonne closed it to two at 28-26, but Barrios took over again, hitting six of Vandebilt's last eight for a 36-30 lead at the end of three quarters.

"We didn't do a very good job," Terrebonne coach Gus Brown said. "(Barrios) had 21 out of 28 in the first half, and that's the first thing we talked about at halftime. We went to a triangle and two to try and slow her down, and it worked for a while in the third quarter, but our team just sort of fell apart."

Mikayla Lyons (eight points) hit 5-of-6 free throws to cut Vandebilt's lead to three with 4:39 left. But Barrios completed a layup and one, then hit two more foul shots to bring the lead back to eight. Lyons fouled out, which seemed to hurt Terrebonne's defense. Barrios drove the lane twice within 10 seconds, hitting both shots and getting a free throw to make the lead 10.

Rayla Babin led the Lady Tigers with 16 points. Also today in the tourney, South Lafourche will play South Terrebonne in the consolation title game at 4 p.m.

SOUTH LAFOURCHE 73,

FRANKLIN 48 (GIRLS)

At the Jack Becker Tournament, Savannah LeBlanc scored 19 points and Fallon Chiasson and Breigh Cheramie each added 12 points to help the Lady Tarpons (4-7) to today's consolation title game.

Also at the tourney on Friday, Central Catholic advanced to the today's finals with a 67-43 win over Morgan City. Randi Brown scored 23 points for the Lady Eagles and Meo Knight added 21 points and nine rebounds.

SOUTH TERREBONNE 53,

ST. JAMES 35 (GIRLS)

At the Jack Becker Tournament, the Lady Gators moved to 3-7 overall and will play in today's consolation title game. Monet Cox led the Lady Gators with 19 points and Julia LeBlanc added 13 points.

THIBODAUX 59,

H.L. BOURGEOIS 23 (GIRLS)

At the St. Charles Shootout, Thibodaux moved to 5-3 with the victory and led 15-2 after the first quarter, 25-8 at halftime and 48-14 at the end of the third quarter.

Jewel Triggs had 17 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Lady Tigers, and Eris Stove added 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals.

Destiny Shelby led H.L. Bourgeois (8-3) with nine points.

UNIVERSITY HIGH 57,

ASSUMPTION 25 (GIRLS)

At the Riverside Academy Tournament, the Lady Mustangs trailed 20-11 after the first quarter, 42-19 at halftime and 49-25 at the end of the third quarter and fell to 8-3 overall.

Cassie Ratcliff led the Lady Mustangs with 10 points.

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 53,

ELLENDER 46 (GIRLS)

At the St. Charles Shootout, the Lady Patriots trailed 29-25 at halftime and fell to 3-4 on the season.

Kiara Scott and Sage Scott each had 12 points for Ellender, and Amari Banks added eight points.

The Lady Patriots play again in the tourney today at 9 a.m.

HOUMA CHRISTIAN 41,

GRAND ISLE 21 (GIRLS)

At Grand Isle, the Lady Warriors got 11 points from Kira Coleman and 10 points from Bree Harding in moving to 6-3 on the season after the nondistrict win.

The Lady Warriors led 19-4 at halftime.