BASKETBALL

St. Amant girls earn big win, Ascension Christian drops close contest

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

There was plenty of girl's basketball action last week, and much of that action saw St. Amant open up a tournament at Walker with a big win over Jewel Sumner, 50-44.

Prior to that thriller, Ascension Christian played well but came up just short against Glen Oaks, 56-50.

The loss followed an impressive three-game stretch where the Lady Lions had gone 2-1--which included a nine-point victory over 5A Central.

Ascension Christian fell down 12-10 early but charged back in the second quarter--outscoring Glen Oaks 12-11 in the period. However, they still trailed 24-22 at the half.

The third quarter ended up being costly for the Lady Lions. Glen Oaks went on a devastating 20-9 tear that gave them a 13-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Ascension Christian fought hard in the fourth to get the deficit to single-digits, but Glen Oaks was able to pull out the victory by a 56-50 margin.

Three-pointers killed the Lady Lions. They gave up five of them.

Allyson Cambre led Ascension Christian with 15 points, and Jamalyn Robinson was close behind with 14.

The defeat dropped the Lady Lions to 4-7 overall.

As for St. Amant, the Lady Gators were able to even up their record as they opened up the Walker tournament with a 50-44 win over Jewel Sumner.

A 12-point first-half performance by Ne'Kyla Williams and a late 3-pointer by Kara Gremillion allowed St. Amant to head into the break with a 28-27 advantage.

The game continued to be nip and tuck in the second half as the two teams took a 39-39 tie into the fourth quarter.

It was there that the Lady Gators were able to finish strong and outscore the Cowgirls 11-5 to take the 50-44 victory.

Gremillion led the way for St. Amant as she scored a team-high 16 points, and Williams did her part with 14 points of her own.

The win was huge for the Lady Gators as it finally put a halt to a disappointing three-game skid and evened up their record at 6-6.