Lady Tigers fall to St. James 48-41

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR

The DHS Lady Tigers basketball team loss to the St. James Lady Wildcats last Tuesday 48-41 in St. James. The game turned from being basketball to a hot potato contest with DHS not being able to hold on to the ball much and was forced into a lot of early turnovers.

Despite the turnovers and sloppy play offensively, the Lady Tigers defense kept the game competitive and the team trailed 31-27 at the half.

“When it comes down to crunch time, we play our butts off for three quarters, and then at 4:27 we go down by 11,” DHS head coach Amy Blanchard said.

St. James extended the lead several times throughout the game and held an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter. But the Lady Tigers would always claw their way back, but never could command the lead.

“We were all hyped up and ready to play,” Blanchard said, “but the problem is that we don’t do that in practice and any other games so you can’t just expect to go 32 minutes when you conditioned yourself for a couple minutes here and there.”

The team will next play Port Allen on Feb. 1 at home tipping off at 5 p.m. and Brusly away on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.