New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-01-13 22:00:00 –
Livingstone — Doyle hasn’t played home since November because his opponent canceled many times because of COVID-19.
Defensive Class 2A Champion defeated Denham Springs 62-35 in a non-district women’s basketball match Wednesday night, leading 26-3 in the first quarter, with no place like home I quickly proved that.
“We worked on a few things, came out and did the exact opposite, and dug a big hole in ourselves,” said DSHS coach Blake Zito. “When you get off at 26-3, it’s difficult.
“It’s also a big achievement for what they (Doyle) did. They came out and put pressure on us and hit a shot. Doyle did what they did. We never gave up, I believe that desires will reward us. “
For the Tigers (15-4), who scored the game’s highest 32 points from Elise Jones, the victory was eight in a row. 22 points were in the first half. Presleigh Scott added 15. Libby Thompson scored 11 points and Reagen David scored 10 in Class 5A DSHS (11-9).
“It was just right to be in our home gym,” Jones said. “The atmosphere we are here really moves us. I think it worked to push the ball to the floor. That’s our greatest strength.
“We like to go up and down the floor, provide aggressive defenses, and easily lay up.”
Doyle implemented the game plan that Jones described almost perfectly in the first quarter. The Yellowjackets struggled to cross the ball across the midcourt with the Tigers’ high octane defense.
Scott’s three-point and Jones’ two baskets led Doyle 9-0 within two minutes of the game. Kiana Lee made a free throw at 5:47 to 9-1.
Denham Springs did not score again until the 2:49 mark. By that time, Doyle had advanced 18-3. The first quarter performance was a perfect daily double for the Tigers. Doyle fired 9 out of 16 shots off the floor, forcing 11 turnovers in the first quarter.
Jones, the signer of Southeastern Louisiana University’s softball, scored 16 of Doyle’s 26 points in the first quarter. Scott, the signer of SLU Basketball, finished with 11 rebounds and 4 assists at night.
“They were excited to play here,” said Doyle coach Samantha White. “I told them,’Everyone hasn’t played here since last year. You must be too excited to play here and set the fire.”
The Tigers did just that. The pace cooled in Denham Springs’ best second quarter. When White tried several lineup combinations, the Yellowjackets outperformed the Tigers 17-11 and halved below 37-20. Thompson scored two three points during the DSHS.
They slowed down, but Doyle found a way to extend his lead in the second half. The Tigers gave up points in the late 15s.
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