Lady Tigers struggling in district play, lose 59-33 to Brusly

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR
DHS senior LaQuincya Governor takes a shot and is hit hard by a Brusly defender in the team’s loss Friday.

Since winning the opening district game, the DHS Lady Tiger basketball team hasn’t been able to produce a second. The Lady Tigers (7-14, 1-3 district) took a tough 59-33 loss against the Brusly Panthers Friday night at home.

Head coach Amy Blanchard didn’t have much to say about the loss other than that she’s been preaching to them the exact same thing over and over – don’t turn the ball over, rebound.

Eventually it’ll sink in for the Lady Tigers, but as of Friday night they still struggled with those things.

“I believe we’re averaging more turnovers per game right now than points,” Blanchard said.

Against Brusly, DHS started the game leading 4-0, but once the Panthers got on the board they pressed on. At the end of the first half, the Lady Tigers trailed 25-16 and the gap grew from there.

Leading in scoring for the Lady Tigers was LaQuincya Governor with eight points, Patrice West with six points and De’meyea Gipson with five points.

The Lady Tigers had an opportunity to win their second district game at Port Allen last week, but a last second turnover and scored cost the team the game, losing 36-34.

Blanchard said she was not happy with the result of that game. It was one the team should have won. In that game, DHS had a 28-20 lead in the fourth quarter, but sloppy play doomed the team and led to the loss.

Against Port Allen the Lady Tigers turned the ball over 10 times.

The Lady Tigers have upcoming games at St. Charles Catholic on Jan. 25, at home on Jan. 26 against Redemptorist and away at E.D. White on Jan. 29.