Blue Jays split with WCA
The St. Edmund Lady Jays stayed in the hunt for the District 5-1A title with a 60-49 win over Westminster Christian Acadmey.
St. Edmund (7-13 overall, 3-1 in district) entertains North Central )19-5, 3-0) 6 p.m. tonight for the district lead.
WCA (5-8. 2-1) grabbed an early 8-7 lead before the Lady Jays controlled the remainder of the contest.
Camille Leger scored four points inside and Gabby Fontenot hit a trey to help the Lady Jays’ first quarter scoring.
St. Edmund began the second quarter with an 8-2 run, sparked by four points from Allison Lafluer and drives in the lane from Fontenot and Jill Simpson.
WCA answered with a 6-0 run to regain a 16-15 advantage midway through the period.
Buckets by Abby Miller and Lafleur gave the Lady Jays a 19-16 lead.
After a put-back bucket from WCA’s Eugenia Williams, Maggie Larriviere hit two free throws and Miller drilled a trey to give the Lady Jays a 24-18 advantage at the break.
Miller hit a trey and later scored off a steal, while Lafleur added a bucket to lift the Lady Jyas to a 31-20 lead early in the third frame.
Andrea Bradley scored four straight points for WCA and Christian Terry added a trey as the Lady Crusaders closed the gap to 33-27.
A put-back bucket from Kennedy Brown and a trey by Terry helped WCA pull within two points, 34-32 midway through the quarter.
Lafleur scored on an inbound’s pass and Fontenot drained a trey as the Lady Jays pushed ahead, 39-32.
Lafleur added a bucket and Simpson scored in the lane to extend St. Edmund’s lead to 43-36 as the game moved to the fourth quarter.
The Lady Jays went on an 8-2 run to begin the final period, aided by four points from Lafleur along with buckets by Leger and Miller.
After a put-back bucket by WCA’s Williams, St. Edmund’s Larriviere pushed in four points and Miller hit a free throw to extend the Lady Jays’ lead to 54-40 midway through the period.
Westminster rallied with a 7-0 surge, including four quick points by Bradley as the Lady Crusaders closed the gap to 56-47 with 1:00 left.
Lafleur scored two late buckets to seal the win for the Lady Jays, 60-49.
Lafleur finished with 18 points, while Miller chipped in 15 points.
Bradley led WCA with 15 points as team mate Williams finished with 10 points.
WCA 70, St. Ed’s 44
Westminster jumped out to an 18-1 advantage as the Crusaders cruised to a 70-44 win over the St. Edmund Blue Jays.
WCA (7-9, 3-0) scored 14 straight points before Alex Dupre hit a free throw for St. Edmund (2-18, 0-4).
Austin Gradney drilled a trey to open the second quarter for the Blue Jays and William Manuel later scored in the lane to help St. Edmund close the gap to 25-6.
Caleb Fontenot hit a jumper with 3:42 left in the half as the Jays trailed, 29-8.
WCA closed the period with six points interuppted by two free throws by Blue Jay Drake Trahan as the Crusaders pushed ahead 37-10 at the break.
WCA opened the third period with a 10-0 run, sparked by four points each from Princeton Malbrue and Ken Jones.
St. Edmund closed the period with a 14-4 run, sparked by a drive in the lane by Dupre, two treys from Gradney and a pair of second-chance buckets by Tyler Fonville.
Dupre scored inside with three seconds left to help the Jays close the margin to 54-24.
St. Edmund opened the fourth quarter with an 8-3 surge, aided by two shots by Fonville along with buckets from Gradney and Fontenot.
After Jones scored in the lane for WCA, St. Edmund’s Carter Andrus answered with back-to-back baskets.
Malbrue scored on a put-back and Reed Brignac drilled a trey to push WCA ahead, 64-36 midway through the fourth quarter.
Andrus scored six points in the final two minutes to help the Jays close the gap to 67-44.
Chris Scallan drained a trey in the final seconds as WCA sealed the 70-44 win.
Gradney led St. Edmund with 13 points, while Andrus chipped in 10 points.
Corey Pellerin led WCA with 15 points, while Jones contributed 13 and Malbrue added 10 points.
St. Edmund faces North Central (15-9, 3-0) tonight in district action.