THE POST-SIGNAL / Chris Quebedeaux
Iota’s Andriana Curtis pulls up sor a shot over a defender Tuesday during the Lady Dogs’ 38-12 victory over South Terrebonne in the North Vermilion Tournament.
Lady Dogs cruise past South Terrebonne
LEROY – Andriana Curtis gave Iota a quick spark in the first quarter with eight points and the Lady Dogs never looked back in a crushing 38-12 victory over South Terrebonne Tuesday in the North Vermilion Tournament.
Curtis tied teammate Colleen Johnson for the scoring leader with 14 points despite each playing limited minutes due to the blowout.
“Curtis is so athletic and fast that whenever she squares herself up to the goal and finishes, she can have 20 points a game just beating people down the floor,” said IHS coach Meghann LeJeune, whose team improved to 2-1. “She’s an asset because we don’t have another person as athletic as her and a lot teams don’t have anybody to match up against that.”
Johnson matched Curtis’ point total in the second quarter by scoring eight of her own, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Her long-range bomb from beyond the arc midway through the third quarter spelled the end of the night for most of the Iota starters.
“Colleen has been shooting the ball really well,” said LeJeune. “As a whole, the guards have been shooting the ball really well and we just hope that sticks because that opens up a lot of opportunities in other areas.”
With Iota leading 29-6 in the third quarter, LeJeune went to her bench and gave the reserves some valuable minutes.
“There was things that we needed to work on and fine tune and I think we were able to do that today,” said LeJeune of her starting unit. “And it was nice to get some of our younger players in there because at any point, one of those freshmen will have to step in there. So it was nice to have them kind of get their feet wet in a varsity game.”
Also contributing for the Lady Dogs were Lilly Zaunbrecher, Avery Young, Leah Hebert, Chelsea Thibodeaux and Greta Manuel with two points each.
Dogs fall short
VILLE PLATTE – J.S. Clark Academy outscored Iota 22-13 in the fourth quarter and pulled away with a 69-51 victory in the second day of action at the Sacred Heart of Ville Platte Turkey Classic.
Daniel Simon led a trio of Bulldogs to score in double figures with 15 points. Kyle Thibodeaux and Kyle Guidry followed with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
In addition to the leaders, Andrew Thibodeaux added six points, Owen Daigle had four and Mica Renfro finished with three.