Winchester becomes ACHS's all-time leading scorer

Troy LeBoeuf
Kaleb Winchester and his family celebrate him becoming Ascension Catholic's all-time leading scorer. Photo by Chuck Montero.

The Ascension Catholic Bulldogs lost to Southern Lab last Friday night, 64-47, behind Donaldsonville native and Tulane football signee Deion Rainey's 17 points.

Ascension Catholic senior Kaleb Winchester scored 22 points for the Bulldogs and became the school's all-time leading scorer--passing former Bulldog great Lane Frey (1996-2000). Winchester hit a deep 3-pointer in the second quarter to pass Frey's 2,054 points. Winchester now sits at 2,062 points with one regular season game left at Ascension Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The Bulldogs outscored the Kittens, 18-11, in the second quarter and only trailed, 26-24, at the half. Juniors Jacoby Stewart and Javon Yarbrough each had 9 points with junior Kebori Hunter adding 7.

However, the Kittens were able to surge out to a 23-13 advantage in the third quarter to get some breathing room.

With the loss, Ascension Catholic dropped to 7-19 overall and 5-6 in District 6-1A.

Southern Lab showed great sportsmanship after Winchester hit the 3-pointer to take over as the Bulldogs' all-time leading scorer. The game was stopped, and Winchester presented his parents with the game ball.

The Ascension Catholic gym was filled with fans to watch history be made. Winchester's family came in large numbers to support the team.

Winchester will go down as one of the best to play basketball at Ascension Catholic and will always be remembered for his ability to overcome his modest stature at 5-foot-5. 

First-year head coach Kylon Green will be looking to build up his program. He will certainly miss Winchester and fellow seniors, DC Mattingly and Jacob Lagrange.