Lady Jays grab win over VC
ABBEVILLE – It was a low-scoring game that worked in the Lady Jays’ favor as St. Edmund earned a 39-32 road win over Vermilion Catholic.
With the win, St. Ed’s (5-7) broke a three-game losing streak and will entertain Mamou (5-8) on Monday.
VC (3-11) began the game with a slim 14-13 advantage, led by nine points from Kelli Frith.
The Lady Jays were led in the first quarter by a pair of treys from Kinsley Marcantel and five points by Rebecca Benoit.
St. Edmund grabbed the advantage with a 7-3 run in the second period as the Lady Jays moved ahead 20-17 at the break.
Mary Beth Lafleur hit a three pointer, while Benoit and Savannah DeVillier added buckets to account for the Lady Jay points in the period.
Ava Hebert scored a bucket and Frith added a free throw for the only VC points in the quarter.
Defense continued to dominate the game in the third period as St. Ed’s outscored the Lady Eagles, 7-6.
Marcantel drilled another trey, while Anna Belle Fontenot and DeVillier each added a bucket for the Lady Jays.
A three-pointer by Ava Hebert helped VC, while Whitney Bourque added a bucket and Firth hit a free throw for the Lady Eagles.
St. Edmund sealed the win with a 12-9 surge in the final quarter, aided by four free throws by Marcantel.
Fontenot, Lafleur, Devillier and Tanzy Miller each added two points in the period for the Lady Jays.
Emily Bertrand scored five points in the period to lead VC, while Firth and Hebert each added two points in the quarter.
Marcantel finished with 13 points for the game’s top scorer.
Benoit and Lafleur followed with seven points each, while Devillier chipped in six points.
Firth led VC with 13 points.
VC 53, St. Ed’s 47
ABBEVILLE – Vermilion Catholic outscored St. Edmund 12-6 in overtime as the Eagles grabbed a 53-47 win over the Blue Jays.
St. Ed’s (3-5) jumped out to a 9-3 first quarter lead, aided by three points each by Alex Dupre and Kieran Davis.
Henry Brown also added a bucket for the Jays.
A trey by Alex Broussard was the only VC (4-1) points in the period.
The Eagles regrouped for a 12-6 run in the second period to force a 26-26 tie at the intermission.
John Allums led VC with eight points in the period including two treys.
Easton Coleman led SEH with three points in the quarter.
VC grabbed a six point advantage in the third period, sparked by nine points from Alex Broussard.
Coleman and Dupre scored four points each for the Jays.
St. Edmund answered to win a 16-10 fourth quarter battle to force overtime, aided by eight points from Henry Brown.
VC sealed the win with a 12-6 overtime surge, aided by six points from Broussard, who finished with 20 points.
Coleman finished with 14 points for the Jays, while Brown added 12 points and Davis chipped in 11 points in the loss.