Tigers and Bulldogs compete in tournaments

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Ascension Catholic's Jamar Barber. Photo by Chuck Montero.

Before the dawn of 2017, both Donaldsonville and Ascension Catholic hit the road to compete in tournaments last week.

The Tigers played in the Plaquemine tournament. They went into the event with some confidence after winning two straight games.

However, they fell short in their attempt to lock up their first three-game winning streak of the season.

To open the Plaquemine tournament, Donaldsonville fell to McDonogh 35 in a close test, 50-43.

In the loss, Jacoby Simon led the way for the Tigers as he scored 16 points. Terry Holmes was solid down low with 12 points.

In the second day of action, Donaldsonville was able to bounce back from the loss as they met Assumption for the second time this season. They had just played the Mustangs a week earlier at home.

Like they had in that matchup, the Tigers came away with a victory. This time, they won with ease--rolling to a 61-42 victory.

Holmes had a huge game as he poured in 22 for Donaldsonville. Aaron Julien had 12, and Simon chipped in with 10.

The Tigers finished out the tournament with an impressive 61-49 victory over White Castle to finish the event in fifth place.

The win over the Bulldogs was their fourth in five games. It improved their overall record to 10-10.

The Tigers will open up district play this week as they host Glen Oaks on Friday night.

Ascension Catholic has struggled through a brutal non-district schedule this season, and the gauntlet continued last week as they competed in the Episcopal tournament at Dunham.

In day one, they played 2A powerhouse Episcopal and were roughed up by a score of 97-67.

In the loss, Jamar Barber scored 12 for the Bulldogs, and Jacoby Stewart was close behind with 11.

Things didn't get any easier the next night as they faced 5A St. Amant. Against their Ascension counterpart, the Bulldogs fell hard, 81-40.

Barber was the high scorer for Ascension Catholic with 8.

To end the tournament, the Bulldogs played 2A Northlake Christian. They tasted defeat once again--this time by a 65-50 margin.

In defeat, Stewart scored 13 for Ascension Catholic, and Barber chipped in with 10.

The loss was the ninth straight for the Bulldogs.

Now with the trying non-district schedule out of the way, Ascension Catholic will step into league play this week.

On Friday night, they'll host Kentwood.