Destrehan girls don't stumble in
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats have reeled off a pair of impressive wins at the Rumble on the River tournament, beating Doyle 51-35 and McKinley 35-31.
Against Doyle, Destrehan stormed out to an 11-3 lead in the first quarter, but had to fight off a rally by Doyle in the second to keep a 24-14 lead at the half.
In the third, the Lady Wildcats once again outscored Doyle, this time 10-6, to stretch their lead by 14. The Wildcats then held on in the fourth for a 51-35 victory.
As she has been all season, Paige Rochelle was unstoppable, scoring 29 points. Alia Blossomgame added 8 points, Armani Lee chipped in with 6 points, while Troi Payne and Leann Wilson each had 4.
The competition was a little stiffer in the Lady Wildcats’ second round game, with Destrehan coming out on top in a defensive battle.
The Wildcats and McKinley combined for only 22 first half points. Destrehan took a 14-8 lead into the third quarter, but McKinley outscored the Wildcats 12-11 in the third to cut into the advantage.
Though McKinley once again outscored the Lady Wildcats by one point in the fourth, Destrehan was able to hold on for a 35-31 win.
Rochelle once again led her team in scoring, finishing with 17 points. Rheaven Ewing added 10, while Lee scored 6 points and Blossomgame added 2.
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