Lady Tigers close week with lopsided district loss

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Kaylynn Foster (No. 45) scored 8 in the Lady Tigers' loss to Parkview. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

The Donaldsonville Lady Tigers began last week with a strong victory over West Feliciana to extend their district record to 5-0, but a crushing 74-43 loss to Parkview Baptist on Friday night ended their week on a sour note.

Donaldsonville rolled into their Tuesday night home clash with West Feliciana riding a 10-game winning streak. That run was never in jeopardy against the Saints as they cruised to a 70-39 victory.

The Lady Tigers took total control from the very beginning as they stormed out to a 22-4 lead after one quarter. Even with West Feliciana keeping close in the second quarter, the damage was already done as Donaldsonville carried a 37-16 lead into the break.

After an even third quarter, the Lady Tigers finished the Saints off with a 19-9 run in the fourth quarter to clinch their fifth straight district victory.

Janira Collier led the way for Donaldsonville with 13 points. Blair Harvey also had 13 with three other Lady Tigers scoring 12--including Mya Chatman and Kaylynn Foster.

Riding high with the victory, Donaldsonville met Parkview to joust for district superiority, but the Lady Tigers were humbled. The Lady Eagles took control early and never let Donaldsonville threaten their lead.

Parkview stormed out to a 14-4 advantage right out of the gates. Donaldsonville hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cut the deficit to 16-7 heading into the second.

That was as close as the Lady Tigers would get. After being forced into plenty of second-quarter turnovers, the Lady Eagles ran out to a 16-2 flurry to build a dominating 38-13 halftime lead. They outscored Donaldsonville, 22-6, for the period.

Parkview went on a 16-4 run to start the third quarter to jump the lead to 57-19. Even with Donaldsonville having a big fourth quarter offensively, the Lady Eagles were able to roll to the 31-point win.

In the loss, Collins and Foster each scored 8 for the Lady Tigers.

With an 11-game winning streak coming to a close, Donaldsonville dropped to 14-5 overall and 5-1 in the district.

The Lady Tigers will visit Brusly on Friday night and also make a trip to Port Allen on Jan. 26.