Donaldsonville basketball teams dealt losses

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Donaldsonville's Joy Sullivan had 21 points in the Lady Tigers' loss to Glen Oaks. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

The Donaldsonville boys and girl’s basketball teams were trying to finish strong down the stretch of their district schedules last week, but they hit a few roadblocks.

The Tigers were playing some of their best basketball of the year coming into last week’s slate of games. They were coming off of five straight league victories.

The impressive run came to a close last Tuesday night as they fell to Glen Oaks on the road, 56-48. The Tigers had beaten them in their previous matchup, 54-45.

This time around, a very sluggish first half put them in a hole they could never dig themselves out of during the second half.

The Tigers were held to just 13 first-half points and trailed by 9 at the break.

They trailed by 10 headed into the fourth, and even though they exploded for 21 in the final period, Glen Oaks did just enough to capture the 56-48 victory.

In the losing effort, Jacoby Simon led the way for Donaldsonville with 17. He was the only Tiger player to score in double-figures.

Aaron Julien, Jacoby Smith and Dwayne Johnson all scored 8.

The Tigers tried to bounce back on Friday night, but for the second time this season, they were beaten by West Feliciana. This time, the Saints took a close 58-51 victory.

The loss dropped Donaldsonville’s district record to 6-4. Their overall mark dropped to 16-14.

Like the boys, the Donaldsonville girls had a rough start to the week.

Their three-game district winning streak was halted as they went on the road and dropped a close game to Glen Oaks, 58-54.

The Lady Tigers made things tough on themselves when they fell into a 20-8 hole heading into the second quarter.

After Glen Oaks was held to just 5 points in the second, Donaldsonville trailed, 25-16, at the break.

The deficit ballooned to 15 heading into the fourth.

The Lady Tigers desperately fought back—erupting for 26 fourth-quarter points, but they simply ran out of time.

Joy Sullivan led the way for Donaldsonville with 21, while Daija Harvey netted 15 and Janira Collier chipped in with 8.

The Lady Tigers were able to bounce back nicely on Friday night as they blew out West Feliciana, 71-32.

Donaldsonville put the game away early as they raced out to a 39-17 advantage at the half. From there, it was smooth sailing.

Collier had a huge game for the Lady Tigers as she poured in a game-high 29. Harvey had 12, and Mya Chatman was close behind with 11.

With the victory, Donaldsonville’s district record improved to 8-4, and their overall record went to 18-11.

This Friday night, both teams will host their regular-season finales against University Lab.