Tigers rip Bulldogs in summer play

Peter Silas Pasqua
Donaldsonville's Darvelle Allen drives the baseline as Ascension Catholic's Greg Carter and Matt Pearce defend in the Tigers' 49-22 victory Wednesday evening.

Donaldsonville used a 9-0 run to open the second quarter and never looked back on way to a 49-22 summer victory over Ascension Catholic Wednesday evening at ACHS' gym.

"We are going to run some kids," Donaldsonville head coach Greg Hill said. "We are going to run. I play a lot of guys. We are so disorganized right now. We practiced twice. We started late."

Donaldsonville opened the third quarter on an 11-3 run. 

"They are athletic," Ascension Catholic head coach Troy LeBeouf said. "They are very athletic. (Hill) has got a good group coming back. It was tough pressure that we just didn't handle. That is something we have to work on."

Kenneth Parker's free throw gave Donaldsonville a 10-9 lead at the first quarter mark.

"We are going to run the floor," Hill said. "We just have to find kids that understand what is going on. Some still don't understand the concept of the ball game. We might end up with all little ones on the court if the big ones can't box out. We are losing too much with some of them not contributing. I know it isn't basketball season but you have to be ready to play."

Ascension Catholic led 7-5 when Matt Pearce passed to Jess Daze` in the left corner for a 3-pointer.

"Handling the pressure," LeBeouf said. "That is going to be the key to the season for Ascension Catholic. I think we will be all right in the half court and defensively. We got a lot of plays. You just be able to got to get it pass half court to set those plays up."

Kelvon Davis fed Dwight Wright inside to open the contest with 7:30 left in the first quarter before Pearce drove baseline and Daniel LeBeouf fed Daze` off Brandon Burns's steal. Tre` Sullivan's free throw cut it to 4-3.

Davis' dish to Akiee Turner in transition and up and under preceded Wright's put back to give Donaldsonville a 9-7 lead. Greg Carter's put back knotted it up before Parker's free throw.

Darvelle Allen's put back opened the second quarter before Quinton Riley's lay up off a steal and dish to Turner inside. Allen's dish to Turner from put the Tigers ahead 19-9 before Myron Dominique's free throw with 2:45 left in the half.

Riley's free throws preceded LeBeouf's before Quinton Bernard was fed by Riley twice and Parker once to make it 27-13 at halftime.

LeBeouf's transition bucket opened the second half before Riley's free throws and Turner's dish to Sullivan in the right corner for a 3-pointer off the inbounds pass made it 32-15.

Riley sandwiched dishes to Bernard and Turner around a lay up in transition after Pearce's free throw to make it 38-16. Dominique fed Jace` Schexnaydre of an inbounds pass before Riley fed a slashing Allen. LeBeouf's free throw made it 41-20 going into the final stanza.

Todd Joseph's put back opened the fourth quarter before Devon Breaux's free throw and Lorenzo Collins dish to Joseph in the right corner for a 3-pointer off an inbounds pass. Collins' tip in made it 49-20 before Burns fed Schexnaydre inside for the final tally.

Riley led Donaldsonville with 9 points. Turner added 8, while Bernard had 6, Allen and Joseph each had 5, Wright, Sullivan and Parker each tallied 4 and Davis and Collins each had 2.

LeBeouf led Ascension Catholic with 6 points, while Daze` had five, Pearce and Schexnaydre each had 4, Carter added 2 and Dominique contributed 1.

Ascension Catholic's Matt Pearce drives the lane as Donaldsonville's Devon Breaux defends Wednesday.