BASKETBALL

Lady Tigers' season ended in second round

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Parkview's 24-point second quarter helped them soar past the Lady Tigers for a third time this season. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

The Donaldsonville Lady Tigers pulled the upset in the opening round of the playoffs to reach regionals, but there, it was a familiar face that ended their season.

For their second-round matchup, Donaldsonville hosted a fourth-seeded Parkview Baptist squad that had already beaten them twice this season by a combined margin of 60 points. This time around, the Lady Eagles soared past them by a 80-65 score.

Being in the second round of the playoffs seemed unlikely for the Lady Tigers in the latter stages of the season. After a blistering 14-4 start, Donaldsonville came to the meat of the unforgiving District 6-3A slate.

They were only able to go 5-5 in their final 10 games. Four of the five losses came by at least 29 points, and they dropped their final two contests of the season by a combined margin of 65 points.

With the late-season struggles, the Lady Tigers missed out on hosting a first-round game. Instead, they had to settle for a No. 20 seed and a road trip to face No. 13 Winnfield.

Things looked bleak for Donaldsonville early on as they fell down 14-4 in the first quarter. However, they made a hard charge in the second. They put up 18 points to cut the halftime deficit to 24-22.

The third quarter saw some exciting action as both teams put up more than 20 points. The Lady Tigers were able to tie the game heading into the final period.

There, they shocked Winnfield by pulling off the 63-62 upset. The win pushed them into the second round to face Parkview.

Once again, the Lady Tigers were no match for the Lady Eagles.

Parkview took an 18-10 lead after one and took complete control of the game in the second quarter with a 24-13 tear that put them up 42-23 at the half.

Donaldsonville made things a little more competitive in the fourth quarter, but the damage had already been done. Parkview rolled to the 80-65 victory.

Skyler Goodwin torched Donaldsonville for a game-high 32 points. Leah Collins had 15. Megan Hatch had 11 points and 10 blocks.

The third loss to Parkview ended the Lady TIgers' season. They finished with an overall record of 19-10. In the tough new district, Donaldsonville went a respectable 9-5.