Dominican eliminates Dutchtown

Peter Silas Pasqua

NEW ORLEANS - No. 22 seed Dutchtown outscored 11th seed Dominican by seven points in the fourth quarter but had already fell behind by 14 points going into the second quarter and lost 71-48 in a Class 5A bi-district playoff game at St. Mary’s Dominican Thursday night.

“We didn’t play very well,” Dutchtown head coach Anette Lowery said. “We had a scouting report. I had film. We knew who the shooters were. We just didn’t defend the ball. That is the bottom line.

“Anytime we go out and play we expect to go out and play well. We didn’t show up. Not taking anything away from Dominican. They have some great shooters.”

Remi Wilson led all scorers with 23 points for Dominican. Lauren Emig added 16.

Dutchtown (19-10) trailed 23-9 going into the second quarter and Dominican (24-11) extended a 38-23 half-time lead to 55-35 going into the final frame. The Lady Griffins outscored the Lady Debs 23-16 in the final frame.

“We had cut it to eight and they were shooting a one and one,” Lowery said. “They missed it and we didn’t get the defensive board. We started fouling with three minutes left and they missed 10 free throws in the fourth quarter. Offensively, we couldn’t do anything. Our shots were not falling. We played a very good basketball team. They started five seniors and we started four sophomores and one freshmen.”

Ka’Neisha Cobbins led Dutchtown with 20 points. Maureen Gross added 17, while Rhondalon Popularus provided 11, Brittany Lacy contributed six and Jodi Hill provided four.

Dominican moves on to face sixth seeded West Monroe in the regional playoffs.