Lady Bulldogs blow out Berwick in season opener

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Rae'Shaun Melancon scored 33 in the Lady Bulldogs' victory over Berwick. Photo by Chuck Montero.

The Ascension Catholic Lady Bulldogs got off to a dominating start to the 2015-16 basketball season as they crushed Berwick in their opener, 64-20.

Story of the game: The Lady Bulldogs took control of the game early, racing out to a 23-8 lead after one quarter. By halftime, they were up, 36-15. Berwick did not score a single point in the third quarter. Overall, Ascension Catholic out-scored them, 28-5, in the second half.

Players of the game: The Lady Bulldogs were led by returning first-team all-district performer Rae'Shaun Melancon as she drilled four 3-pointers that helped her total a game-high 33 points. Rodnekia Mitchell followed with 18. Meagan Brooks had 11. For Berwick, M.J. Melancon led the way with 8 points. None of their players were able to score in double-figures.

Upcoming schedule: On Thursday, Dec. 17, Ascension Catholic will visit Donaldsonville. The next evening, they'll host Southern Lab in their first district game.