Lady Lions dropped in first round of the playoffs

Kyle Riviere
Photo by DKMoon Photography.

For the second year in a row, the Ascension Christian girl's basketball team made the playoffs but just like last season, they were dealt an early exit.

The Lady Lions were the only girl's basketball team in the Gonzales area to make the postseason. Both St. Amant and Dutchtown were shut out of the postseason despite finishing with winning records.

Ascension Christian barely squeezed in as a No. 30 seed. They were forced to play a team they know very well in third-seeded West St. John.

West St. John is a district foe of Ascension Christian. Prior to the playoffs, the two had played twice during the regular season. The Lady Rams won both of those matchups by scores of 57-34 and 54-29.

Things weren't much different last Thursday as the Lady Lions made the road trip for the opening-round game. West St. John won emphatically once again--this time by a 58-35 margin.

The win improved West St. John to 25-5 overall and set up a second-round matchup with 14th-seeded Grand Lake.

As for the Lady Lions, their season officially came to a close. They ended up finishing the year 7-18.