Lady Bulldogs basketball tames Tigers

ACHS guard Nancy Guillot shoots free throws that helped the Bulldogs defeat the DHS Tigers Thursday night at DHS.

For most Donaldsonville residents, they never thought they see the day when a Bulldog beats up on a Tiger. Well, now they have. The Ascension Catholic girl’s basketball team beat the Donaldsonville High team 19-16 Thursday at the DHS Jamboree.

The game showed the tension between the two teams as it was very physical and emotional, but ACHS head coach Shawancy Joseph said she expected it to be this way.

“It was very intense, which I expected,” Joseph said. “Because these kids play together, they’ve been playing together since they were children. And we’ve been waiting on this moment and I think we did good.”

Joseph believes a game like this is going to boost her team’s confidence and also expose the things the team needs to work on, like defense. She said defense wins championships and that is what ACHS is working towards this year.

“All in all I think we did pretty good and I think we are going to be ready for the season.”

ACHS was led by guard Jordynn Brown, who kept the team in contention throughout the entire game. In the end, her performance would be enough to secure the three-point win against the rivals they almost never beat.

“She played good, but it could have been better,” Joseph said. “She was a little tense, a little nervous and that’s what I expected. At the end she stepped up. That’s what good players do.”

ACHS next plays Tuesday at home as it will welcome French Settlement to the courts at 5 p.m.