CHS Ladies fall to Carencro
CROWLEY – The Crowley Ladies battled back from a 10-point halftime deficit, but couldn’t withstand a late run by Carencro Tuesday evening.
Carencro went on a 6-2 run in the final six minutes of the fourth quarter to slip past the Ladies, 43-35, in a non-district game at the CHS gym.
The Ladies fell to 10-5 on the season with the loss.
“We battled back from 10 points down, but we just never could hit that shot to get us over the hump,” said CHS coach Alton Allen following the contest. “There were a couple of times where we could have cut the lead, but we missed some crucial free throws that would have gotten us right back in the game.”
The Ladies went 7-of-14 from the free throw line, but they missed five free throws in the fourth quarter, including two front ends of one-and-ones.
Turnovers also plagued Crowley, especially in the final stanza. The Ladies committed seven costly turnovers in the final eight minutes that allowed Carencro to extend their advantage.
“We had opportunities where we would get rebounds and come down and we couldn’t convert or we would turn the ball over,” said Allen. “The turnovers definitely played a part in the loss as well as missed opportunities at the free throw line.”
Carencro took a slim 12-9 advantage in the first quarter before going on a 7-0 run just before the break to extend their cushion to 23-13.
“In the second quarter, Mercedes (Rogers) picked up her third foul and had to come out and that took away one of our scoring threats,” said Allen, whose squad managed just four points in the frame. “We got shots, they just weren’t falling.”
The Ladies answered back in the third quarter, scoring the first 10 points to tie the game at 23-23 on an Isis Broussard layup with 3:29 to go in the frame. Carencro rallied to take a 28-27 lead heading into the final stanza.
Carencro outscored Crowley 7-3 in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter before the missed free throws and turnovers sealed the Ladies fate.
“We did battle back in the third quarter,” said Allen. “And the energy we had to expend to get to that point, it did take its toll on us in the fourth quarter.”
Rogers led the Ladies with 13 points and Kara Wilridge scored eight. Isis Broussard followed with six points and Tiara Dugar added four.
Also scoring for the Ladies were Akeela Dugar and Sara Woodard with two points each and Bianca Amerson and Carlita George each had one.