Iota Lady Dogs, Notre Dame Lady Pios pick up district victories
KINDER – The Iota Lady Bulldogs got back on the winning track in District 5-AA Friday with a 46-28 victory over Kinder’s Lady Yellow Jackets.
Iota, which suffered its first league loss on Tuesday at the hands of Oakdale, improved to 23-6 overall and 8-1 in league play with the victory.
“It’s always good to get a victory, but we really didn’t play well tonight,” said Iota coach Stan Baggett following the contest. “We just didn’t shoot well. We missed a lot of easy shots that we normally make and that was disappointing.”
The Lady Dogs knocked down just three 3-pointers on the night, well below their season average.
“We just had a bad shooting night,” said Baggett. “It was a very physical game but we did do a good job of driving the lane.”
The Lady Dogs jumped out to a slim 12-9 lead after the first quarter but limited Kinder to just eight points over the next two frames to take a 28-17 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
Iota went on to outscore Kinder 18-11 in the final stanza.
“Don’t get me wrong, we did do some good things tonight: we did play well defensively,” said Baggett. “And the hustle was there. We just had a rough time shooting it. Hopefully we got that out of our system. We’ve got to get it together because right now, we are not playing well.”
Allison Baggett paced Iota with 18 points, all from inside the arch. Adalie Wriborg and Caroline Hebert each pitched in eight points; Madison Meche and Anna Lege each scored five and Candace Sensate scored two.
Iota returns to action Tuesday when they play host to Lake Arthur at 6 p.m.
In other prep action, the Notre Dame Lady Pios improved to 24-3 overall and 6-1 in District 5-AAA with a 68-15 thrashing of Rayne at the Lady Wolves’ home gym.
The Lady Pios opened up the game on a 15-3 run in the first quarter before Alex Miller got going in the second frame. Miller poured in 10 of her 12 points in the second quarter as the Lady Pios exploded for 25 points to take a 40-5 cushion into the intermission.
The Lady Pios outscored Rayne 26-10 in the second half.
Mary Charles scored six of her game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Miller followed with 12 and Taylor Simon added 10.
Also scoring in the victory were Lexie Trosclair and Peyton Miller with eight points each; Kylie Pannell, seven; Taylor Gray, four; Marie Ledet, two and Sam Lyons, one.
The Lady Pios will return home Tuesday for a key league matchup with Abbeville.
Rayne avoided the sweep with a 58-41 victory over Notre Dame in the boys’ game.
The Wolves jumped out to a 31-17 advantage at the break behind 10 points from Ryan Larry.
Notre Dame got six points from Kane Thibodeaux in the third quarter and cut the Wolves’ lead to 39-28 heading into the final stanza.
However, that was as close as the Pios would get. Rayne hit eight free throws down the stretch and outscored Notre Dame 19-13 to seal the victory.
Larry led the Wolves with a game-high 16 points. Darius Bonnom followed with 10 points and Hunter Prejean scored nine. Dannie Harmon and Brock Nolan each pitched in eight points and Michael Henry scored six. Kyle Guthrie rounded out the Wolves’ scoring with one point.
Thibodeaux had the hot hand for the Pios, scoring 14 points. He was followed by BJ Vidrine, who scored all 12 of his points from beyond the 3-point line.
Jeremy Smith added six points in the loss while Jacob Rogers, Drew Trahan and Ricky Stoma each scored three.