Donaldsonville boys and girls compete with Parkview

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Mya Chatman had 19 in Donaldsonville's loss to Parkview Baptist. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

On Friday night, both the Donaldsonville boys and girls basketball squads were on the road to face Parkview Baptist. One team left with a solid district victory, while the other was beaten soundly.

The Donaldsonville boys were desperate for a win after falling into a 1-2 hole in league play.

The Tigers began the District 6-3A tilt with a road loss to Baker, but a few days later, they responded with a victory over Glen Oaks.

Though, Donaldsonville couldn't maintain the momentum as they lost on the road to West Feliciana on Tuesday night.

They needed a big road victory over Parkview Baptist to stop the bleeding, and that's exactly what they got last Friday night.

The Tigers jumped out to a 20-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles furiously fought back in the final period as they scored 28 points, but the Tigers did just enough to ice away the 61-52 victory.

In the win, Terry Holmes led the way with a game-high 20 points. Jacoby Simon and Aaron Julien each scored 13, and Jacoby Smith chipped in with 7.

The victory evened up Donaldsonville's district record at 2-2. It also evened up their overall record at 12-12.

The tough gauntlet will continue for the Tigers on Friday night as they host Brusly.

The Lady Tigers were looking to improve to 5-1 in district play on Friday night, but they couldn't handle the 17-3 Lady Eagles.

Parkview beat Donaldsonville in the second round of last year’s playoffs. They went on to finish as 3A runners-up.

On Friday night, Donaldsonville hung tough in the first half. They only trailed, 36-30, at the break.

However, a 20-point third quarter by Parkview broke the game wide open. It awarded them a 14-point advantage heading into the fourth.

With the comfortable lead, the Lady Eagles were able to cruise to a 75-53 victory.

In the loss, Donaldsonville was led by Mya Chatman as she piled up 19 points. Daija Harvey was close behind with 18, and Janira Collier was able to contribute 10.

With the defeat, the Lady Tigers' five-game winning streak came to a close. It also ended a run of four straight district victories.

It was Donaldsonville's first league loss since a 6-point defeat to Brusly on Dec. 20.

After Friday night, the Lady Tigers' record dropped to 14-9 overall.

This Friday night, they'll have their chance to avenge last month's loss to Brusly.