The St. Amant Lady Gators collected their fourth win within the district on Friday night, and they did it the best way they knew how: by beating archrival East Ascension.

The St. Amant Lady Gators collected their fourth win within the district on Friday night, and they did it the best way they knew how: by beating archrival East Ascension.

The hosting Spartans came into the contest looking to win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month. After losing to St. Joseph's Academy in overtime, they had bounced back with a close 37-33 win over Woodlawn.

Facing St. Amant, they fell down 10-8 at the end the first quarter. The offense slightly picked up in the second, but the Lady Spartans still played catchup as they headed into the break down 22-19.

In the third, East Ascension made their move. They surged out to a 26-22 lead after totally bottling up the Lady Gator attack and holding them to just one bucket the whole quarter.

However, the St. Amant offense woke up in the fourth. They saved their best for last as they broke through for 17 points--their biggest quarterly outcome of the game.

On the other end, the Lady Spartans were only able to put up nine as the Lady Gators held on to win 41-35.

Kara Gremillion was St. Amant's leading scorer once again as she cashed in 13 points. She also got help from Nicole Rodemann with 10 and Jordan Hartman--who had eight.

As for East Ascension, Jerrica Williams was their top scorer as she poured in 14. Jasmine Nicholas chipped in with six of her own.

St. Amant followed that up with a 52-31 thrashing of Dutchtown on Monday night. Jaci Lavigne led with 16, and Katrina Ledoux had 13. La'Shon Redditt led the Lady Griffins with 19.

The wins improved St. Amant to 20-7 overall and 5-1 within the district. They'll meet Woodlawn on the road Friday night.

The Lady Spartans fell to just 2-3 in district play with the loss. They'll look to even up that mark Thursday evening when they travel to Dutchtown for a big district and parish matchup.