Lady Tigers snap three-game skid with home win

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
DHS senior guard Xenet Carter led the Lady Tigers with 12 points in the win against Lutcher Friday night.

After losing three straight games, the Donaldsonville High Lady Tigers basketball team picked up a much-needed win Friday night at home against Lutcher in a score of 54-34.

Against Lutcher, the Lady Tigers were tied at 22 with Lutcher, but in the third quarter head coach Nikeyah Walker asked her team to pick up the pressure – they got the memo.

“We were really playing laxidazicle in the first half, and we have a lot of players with bumps and bruises, so I told them we needed to put some pressure on them,” Walker said after the game. “Luckily we were able to and extend the lead with our pressure defense.”

At the end of the third quarter, the Lady Tigers owned a 15-point lead with the score at 41-26. Senior point guard Xenet Carter led the way and finished the night with 12 points, scoring mostly in transition.

Walker said that pressure and up-tempo play is something the team incorporated in the last tournament it played in.

“We still have to practice it to perfect it a little more but it’s something we’re looking forward to using in district,” Walker said.

Sophomore guard Janira Collier also contributed 11 points, while Ambrosia Johnson added nine points to the Lady Tigers scoreboard.

The Lady Tigers will return home to play on Dec. 29 to host Redemptorist. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.