Lady Spartans coast past Destrehan to open district play

Staff reports

East Ascension limited Destrehan to just 14 first half points on way to a 59-35 District 6-5A opening victory Tuesday night at EAHS’ gym.

The Lady?Spartans held a 25-14 halftime lead and opened the third quarter on a 10-2 run.

Alexis Ruth led all scorers with 16 points for East Ascension (12-3, 1-0). Symone Miller added 14, while Kaneesha Grant provided 11 and Katona Blanche and Josie West each had eight.

Paige Rachelle led Destrehan (17- 7, 0-1). with 12 points. Ladaisha Smith and Tawanna Lee each added 10.

Ruth nailed two 3-pointers in the first quarter and Grant added another as the Lady Spartans took an 11-4 lead.

East Ascension used a 9-0 run in the second quarter. Blanche opened the third quarter with three straight baskets and the Lady Spartans pushed the lead to 43-25 going into the final stanza.

Miller had five steals and four assists for the Lady Spartans while West grabbed eight rebounds and had three steals.

Rachelle scored eight of her points in the fourth quarter. East Ascension limited Destrehan to five total first half field goals.