ACHS basketball teams earn district wins
The Ascension Catholic boys and girls have had their share of struggles this season, but both teams came away with back-to-back victories last week.
The Lady Bulldogs came into their final two regular season games stuck in a four-game skid and losers of eight of their previous nine contests. They were desperate for some success to end the year.
They got things off to a great start in their road game against East Iberville as they came away with a 59-52 overtime victory.
Ascension Catholic had to fight to get the win. They fell down, 13-11, at the end of one, and they trailed 23-18 at the half.
Action picked up in the third quarter as the Lady Bulldogs put up 17 points and got within 3 heading into the fourth.
There, Ascension Catholic had another big period offensively. They scored 16 and finally bridged the gap. They tied the game and took it into overtime.
In the extra period, the Lady Bulldogs dominated. They outscored East Iberville, 8-1, to pull away with the 59-52 victory.
In the win, Meagan Brooks had a huge night. She led Ascension Catholic with 29. That was only topped by the Lady Tigers' Kenyetta Jackson--who poured in 33.
Rae'Shaun Melancon had 17, and Rodnekia Mitchell finished with 11.
The Lady Bulldogs kept up the strong play in their final game. They crushed St. John, 50-26.
It brought Ascension Catholic's season to an end. They finished with an overall record of 5-16 and 3-7 in district play.
The boy's team headed into their road matchup with East Iberville losers of four of their previous five games. The skid came to an end last Tuesday night as they squeezed by the Tigers, 63-60. It was the second time they beat East Iberville this season.
The Bulldogs kept things rolling on Friday night as they hosted St. John. They walloped the Eagles by a score of 83-49.
Although, the game was very close through two quarter. Ascension Catholic only led, 34-29, at the half.
It was in the third quarter when the Bulldogs were finally able to earn some separation. They outscored St. John, 17-10, to jump their advantage to 11 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Ascension Catholic demolished the Eagles. They exploded for 32 points to finish with an 83-49 blowout victory.
Kaleb Winchester had a big night as he came through with a game-high 31 points. Kebori Hunter was close behind with 20, and Jacoby Stewart added 16.
The two wins improved Ascension Catholic's overall record to 7-17. The victories also evened up their district mark at 5-5.
The Bulldogs will finish out the regular season with a road trip to Southern Lab on Friday night. On Feb. 16, they'll make the trip to Gonzales to face Ascension Christian in the finale.