Bulldogs’ quick start fades against White Castle

Peter Silas Pasqua
Ascension Catholic’s Daniel LeBeouf, Matt Pearce and Jace` Schexnaydre battle for a rebound against White Castle’s Darrell Haynes and Dontrell Thomas Wednesday.

Ascension Catholic jumped out to an early 8-0 lead before White Castle ran to a 97-70 Summer League victory Wednesday evening at WCHS’ gym.

Jess Daze` opened the contest with two drives before Myron Dominique bucket off a deflection and Daniel LeBeouf’s lay-up off a steal with 10:20 left to play in the first quarter.

Daniel Allen’s put back got White Castle on the board with 8:34 left in the quarter sparking an 13-0 run featuring Generra Varmall’s drive in transition, Johntrelle Major’s dish to a slashing Allen, Dontrell Thomas’ put back, Varmall’s 3-pointer from the right wing and Allen’s inside bucket.

Dominique fed Matt Pearce’s reverse to end the run before Major’s turnaround jumper and Kolby Martinez’s dish to Pearce inside. Major fed Varmall for a 3-pointer on the right wing before Daze’s dish to Dominigue for a 3-pointer on the left wing at the buzzer cut it to 18-15.

Derrell Haynes fed Ronald Martin inside to open the second quarter Varmall went coast to coast and fed Haynes inside and Thomas in transition. Greg Carter’s turnaround and baseline jumpers cut it to 26-19 before Varmall pulled up for a 3-pointer near the top of the key and went coast to coast.

Daze` fed LeBeouf for a 3-pointer on the right wing to cut it to 33-22 and Ascension Catholic used a 8-0 run to cut it 35-30 on Daze`s jumper, Pearce’s dish to Dominique and LeBeouf’s pass to Dominique in transition.

White Castle answered with a 9-0 run courtesy of Haynes pull up jumper, Terrell Elzy’s 3-pointer form the corner and Varmall’s dish to Thomas inside and in transition. Daze` fed Dominique for a 3-pointer on the left wing to make it 44-33 at halftime.

Haynes put back opened the second half before Dominique’s baseline jumper preceded an 8-0 White Castle run. Pearce’s pull up jumper and LeBeouf’s put back cut it to 56-39.

Ascension Catholic then used a 9-0 run to cut it to 58-48 courtesy of Martinez’s drive and passes to Dominique in transition and LeBeouf’s dish to Dominique for a 3-pointer on the left wing.

Pearce’s inside bucket preceded a 13-0 White Castle run before Daze` fed Carter in transition and Martinez for a 3-pointer in the right corner to make it 73-55 going into the final stanza.

Ascension Catholic’s Jess Daze` drives the lane under White Castle’s Dontrell Thomas.