ACHS girls’ hoops blowout DHS 92-47

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
ACHS eight grader Deja Harvey dribbles past a Donaldsonville High defender in the team’s 92-47 win Monday night.

The Ascension Catholic girls’ basketball team (4-3) beat the Donaldsonville High Lady Tigers (8-6) 92-47 Monday night at the Bulldogs Gym. It was a lop-sided game due in large part to Donaldsonville having to play with its junior varsity squad after the varsity team was suspended for one game due to an on-the-court fight in a tournament last weekend. Ascension Catholic head coach Shawancy Joseph said sometimes “you just have to go with the hand you are dealt.”

“Whatever hand you are dealt you just have to go with it and I commend my girls for going out and doing exactly what I asked them to do,” Joseph said.

In knowing the game wouldn’t be a tough challenge for the Lady Bulldogs, Joseph said their objective going into the game was running their offense, playing good defense, communicating and just doing the little things right.

At the end of the first quarter, ACHS led Donaldsonville 23-5 and from there it looked to be a race to 100 for the Lady Bulldogs. Senior Jordynn Brown led the way scoring 29 points for ACHS, while eighth grader Deja Harvey added 19 points. In the win, ACHS got a chance to get some quality minutes from its bench and role players. Carson Dunn was able to contribute to the scoreboard with 10 points. Joseph said those minutes and points helped Dunn’s confidence moving forward.

“We were trying to figure out a way where we could help Carson build that confidence so she could give us some quality minutes and for the past two games she’s doing exactly what we need her to do,” Joseph said. “Hopefully it will carry over into district.”

For a struggling Donaldsonville junior varsity, it was about playing hard and not giving up. The young squad did just that, led by sophomore Mya Chatman who racked up 22 points in the loss. Breana Barnes also added 11 points to the Lady Tigers score sheet.

Ascension Catholic will return home for its own tournament that will tip off on Sunday, Dec. 21. Donaldsonville will host Lutcher on Friday, Dec. 19.