ACHS Lady Bulldogs routes St. John 69-48

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR
ACHS freshman Rae’Shaun Malancon shoots a contested shot in a game earlier this season.

The ACHS girl’s basketball team (10-10, 1-1 district) put a whooping on St. John in its first district game, beating the school’s biggest rival 69-48. Kyra Jones led the way for the Lady Bulldogs scoring 24 points.

“We had a good offensive performance,” head coach Shawancey Joseph said. “We were working the ball inside, moved it out and around. That’s what I wanted.”

The Lady Bulldogs took control of the game and didn’t let go of the driver seat any as four ACHS players scored in the double-digits. Jordynn Brown scored 13 points, Amber Carter scored 12 and Megan Brooks contributed 10.

“We got a lot of our other girls involved who normally don’t get involved and the result was a win,” Joseph said on the scoring sheet being filled. “I was glad with their performance.”

Joseph said getting a win like this in the first district game sends a good message and showed that the team has to trust each other.

“In order for us to win we must put the trust in each other,” Joseph said. “You have to be able to move the ball around, be able to shoot. Just trust. That’s where it starts. When you trust your teammates anything can happen.”

Joseph added, “Hopefully this will give them some confidence and the trust they need in their teammates.”

The Lady Bulldogs go on the road for their next two games against Ascension Christian on Jan. 18 and West St. John on Jan. 22.