Lady Bulldogs pullout win despite obstacles

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
ACHS freshman Rae’Shaun Malancon scores a lay-up in a game against DHS earlier this season.

The ACHS lady Bulldog basketball team (6-7) went to Hosanna Thursday and won 46-34 thanks to a good scoring night for junior Jordynn Brown with 16 points. The game was supposed to be on Friday at ACHS, but due to other events going on with both schools the game was played earlier at Hosanna. The game conflicted so much for the lady Bulldogs that the team only had seven players on the roster for the game.

Despite the obstacles to get the game played, ACHS had no problem pulling out the victory.

Joseph said fatigue played a big factor for the team and it became an obstacle to overcome in the game playing with only seven players. Last time the two teams matched up this season, ACHS had no trouble controlling the game the way it wanted to. With only two people to come off the bench, Hosanna posed a threat.

“That really caught up with us,” Joseph said on playing with seven players.

But there was a long-term positive for ACHS playing with fewer players in the win.

“I think it can benefit us because you never know what’s going to happen in a game. Your best player can foul out and some of those players off the bench have to step up,” Joseph said.

The two that stepped up off the bench were Lauren Landry and Megan Brooks. Kenshell Davis normally comes off the bench for ACHS, but against Hosanna she was put into the starting lineup. Joseph said that in-game experience helped them all a lot and they were big contributors to Brown, the leading scorer.

“It shows we can use our bench and not depend on our starting five or the best five players, and we can always go through our bench throughout any game and they will be ready,” Joseph said.

Joseph said the team held up mentally too. Once the fatigue was under control the Bulldogs took the game under control.

ACHS lady Bulldogs will play its next home game on Jan.4 2013 against Livonia High School.