Lafayette High tops Iota; Notre Dame falls to Ascension Episcopal

IOTA – Less than a week ago, Lafayette High’s Lady Lions slipped past Iota, 55-47, in the semifinals of the North Vermilion Lady Pats Holiday Tournament.

When the two met Monday at the Lady Dogs’ home gym, it was a different story

Only not the one the Lady Dogs has hoped for.

This time, Lafayette put any thoughts of redemption to rest in the third quarter as the Lady Lions outscored the Lady Dogs’ 25-7 and went on from there to cruise to a 60-38 victory.

“We just didn’t rise to the challenge tonight and that’s what bothers me the most,” said IHS coach Stan Baggett, whose team fell to 3-2 with the loss. “They (Lafayette) came in here and just put a thumping on us. We just had too many turnovers. When you turn the ball over like that against a team that is physically better than you are, you’re in a bind and that’s what happened.”

The Lady Lions went on an 8-0 run to start the game before Iota managed to cut the lead to 14-8 heading into the second quarter.

Iota inched closer in the second frame, getting within five (23-18) on Allison Baggett’s jumper at the 2:44 mark. But Lafayette responded with a 6-2 run to end the half, the final bucket being a runner in the lane by Jasmine King as time expired.

Lafayette basically put the game out of reach in the third quarter by going on a 16-3 run in the first five minutes of the half.

The Lady Lions extended their lead to 54-27 and before being outscored 11-6 in the fourth quarter.

“We were lucky to only be down nine at halftime,” said Baggett. “And then they went on a big run in the third. They just went on runs and we had no answer for it.”

Allison Baggett led the Lady Dogs with 15 points. She was followed by Anna Lege with six points; Madelyn LeJeune and Adalie Wriborg and McKenzie Armand with four points each and Dominiqua Thomas with three and Taylor Deville with two.

Iota will be in action again today at 4 p.m. when they take on Teurlings in the first round of the Westminster Tournament.

Ascension Episcopal 60

Notre Dame 32

YOUNGSVILLE – The Notre Dame Pios fell to 1-3 on the season Monday after dropping a 60-32 decision to Ascension Episcopal.

The Pios trailed 19-12 after the first quarter but were outscored 15-3 in the second as AES took a 34-15 lead into the intermission.

AES went on to outscore the Pios 23-17 in the final two frames.

Jesse Smith led the Pios with 12 points while Charlie Mayeaux and D.J. Petitjean each score five. Austin Bordelon and Jacob Leleux each added four points and Tre Milstead finished with two.

The Pios return to action Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when they take on St. Louis in the first round of the Iowa Yellow Jacket Tournament.

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