Lady Cats cruise past ESJ, remain perfect in district

The Destrehan Lady Cats improved to 9-0 in district play after beating East St. John 60-39 Tuesday night.

Destrehan sophomore Cara Ursin led her team to the win, scoring 28 points and finishing with 14 rebounds. The Lady Cats took a 19-14 lead after the first quarter and increased their advantage to 31-20 at the break. In the third, the Lady Cats went on a 15-4 run to put the game away. Destrehan (17-2, 9-0) has now handed East St. John their only two district defeats. In December, the Lady Cats topped East St. John 94-53.

“Our defense has been working pretty well, as has our full-court press,” Destrehan head coach Angi Butler said. “We have also gotten a lot of points off steals and by executing transitions.”

Butler said her players are starting to hit their stride as they enter the second half of district play.

“We are making better passes and the girls are communicating better,” she said. “They are starting to come together as a team.”

Still, Butler said there is room for improvement.

“We’re not playing as good as we can,” she said. “We haven’t been consistent, but hopefully we get there in the second round of district. We need to get into a rhythm.”

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