CHS Ladies rally past Iowa; Gents cruise past Yellow Jackets

CROWLEY – It wasn’t a typical night for Crowley High’s Isis Broussard.

The senior guard, CHS’ second-leading scorer, hadn’t scored a bucket the entire contest and had just committed a turnover with under a minute to go that led to the Iowa Lady Yellow Jackets taking a 43-41 lead over the Ladies.

But redemption for Broussard was right around the corner.

Actually, it was at the other end of the court.

With the Ladies inbounding under their own basket, Broussard raced down the floor, took a pass from teammate Tiara Dugar and drained a 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining to lift the Ladies to a dramatic 44-43 victory over the visiting Lady Yellow Jackets.

“Isis got a chance to redeem herself and she knocked down a big shot,” said CHS coach Alton Allen following the victory that sent his team to 13-9 overall and 3-3 in District 4-3A play. “That was a real big shot.”

Broussard’s shot was one of Crowley’s only highlights in the fourth quarter.

The Ladies led by 10 (36-26) entering the final frame, but they managed just three baskets in the final eight six minutes. Mercedes Rogers accounted for the only other point of the period with a free throw before fouling out with 5:35 remaining.

“We had to finish the game with Mercedes on the bench, but we were able to hold it together,” said Allen, whose team also struggled from the free throw line, making just eight of their 23 attempts. “But we could have made it a lot easier on ourselves if we would have just made a few more free throws. Eight of 23... we were fortunate to get out of her with a win.”

Rogers did most of the damage early and helped the Ladies race out to that 10-point lead at the end of the third quarter by scoring 19 of her 20 points in the first three frames.

Dugar was also a force early on, scoring six points in the first quarter before finishing with 12. Sara Woodard added six points while Broussard and Alanna Plummer each had three.

In the nightcap, the Gents took an early lead and never looked back in a 60-43 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

The Gents raced out to a 28-19 lead at the break and outscored Iowa 32-24 in the second half.

Andre Mills had the hot hand for the Gents, torching the nets for 16 points. Damon Malbrough followed close behind with 15 points while Dorris Senegal hit double figures with 11. Dylan Montgomery pitched in nine points, Danny Malbrough had seven and Diquan Bennet finished with two.

Aaron Guillory led Iowa with 14 points.

The Ladies and Gents will return to district action on Tuesday when they travel to Longville to take on South Beauregard.

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