Tigers have season ended by Jennings

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Donaldsonville's Ladarius Jackson scored 5 in the Tigers' loss to Jennings. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

Donaldsonville was less than eight minutes away from punching their ticket to the state quarterfinals last night, but it was then that three quarters of missed layups came back to bite them.

The eighth-seeded Tigers' 3-point fourth-quarter lead over No. 9 Jennings quickly evaporated as they went cold as ice from the field. It resulted in a devastating 17-4 run by the Bulldogs that put them up 10 late.

Though Donaldsonville made a desperate rally in the final minute, Jennings was able to pull off the 67-63 victory.

"We missed too many shots right at the rim. That was the difference in the game," Tiger head coach Lionel Gilbert said. "We had our opportunities. I thought that we had momentum in that second quarter, but instead of attacking the rim, we took too many outside shots. It comes down to making shots, and we just didn't do it."

The game was back and forth throughout.

Jennings went on a 12-4 run at the end of the third to take a 5-point lead into the fourth quarter.

However, the Tigers began the final period on a 7-0 spurt to go up 3. But just as it looked like they were in control, they struggled to find points.

In defeat, senior Jacoby Simon led Donaldsonville with 26 points. Fellow senior Aaron Julien scored 12.

The Tigers finished the season with an overall record of 19-15.