Lady Spartans end regular season with blowout win

Kyle Riviere
East Ascension's Tristian Washington.

There is no team hotter in Ascension Parish than the East Ascension Lady Spartans.

They once again took care of business in the regular season finale at home last night as they blew away parish and district rival Dutchtown, 76-39, to notch their 22nd straight victory.

It was never close.

Fueled by an opportunistic defense and two 3-pointers from Tristian Washington and Alynzia Morris, East Ascension stormed out to a 12-0 lead right out of the gates.

Washington hit another trey at the end of the first quarter to give them a 21-6 advantage heading into the second.

After leading by 22 at the half, the Lady Spartans began the third quarter with a devastating 14-2 tear that put them on top by 34.

East Ascension never looked back, rolling to the 37-point victory.

Washington led the way for the Lady Spartans with a game-high 15. Diniaa McZeal was close behind with 13, and Morris added 10.

Dutchtown was led by Reagan Crawford with 11, and Chelsea Cain scored 10.

The Lady Griffins' season ends with an overall record of 21-9.

As for East Ascension, they will head into the postseason as District 5-5A champions at 23-1.

"I told them last year when we lost to Mandeville that if we changed some things and did some things better, this could be a special season. Right now, we've only lost one game, so things have been special," Lady Spartan head coach Dennis Chandler said. "To go the entire regular season and only lose one, I take my hat off to them. This is probably one of the most resilient teams that I've coached."

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