Lady Tigers' season ends in second round

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Donaldsonville senior Jalyncea Ben. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

After finishing the regular season with an 18-13 record, the Donaldsonville girls earned the No. 11 seeding in the Class 3A playoffs.

This allowed them to host a first-round game against No. 22 Port Allen—a district foe that the Lady Tigers had already beaten twice during the regular season by a combined margin of 115-50.

Donaldsonville didn’t have any trouble dispatching of the Lady Pelicans for a third time on Thursday night.

The Lady Tigers put the game away early as they jumped on top, 36-15, at halftime.

Daija Harvey scored a game-high 17 for Donaldsonville. Mya Chatman scored 13 and Janira Collier had 11.

It was the second straight year that the Lady Tigers made it to the second round of the playoffs.

This set up a road matchup against sixth-seeded Albany.

The Lady Hornets went 19-14 during the regular season and had beaten Donaldsonville, 44-39, in their lone encounter back on Dec. 16.

History repeated itself on Monday night.

Though the game was tied at halftime, Albany took control in the third quarter—surging to a 10-point lead.

In the fourth, they continued to roll, eventually punching their ticket to the quarterfinals with a 60-45 victory.

In the loss, Chatman led the way for Donaldsonville with 11, Rodineka Williams scored 9 and Joy Sullivan netted 7.

The loss ended the Lady Tigers’ season in the second round for the second straight season. Their final record was 19-14.