SHHS girls trying to stay in playoff hunt

SHHS’ Elizabeth Ardoin runs boundary play.

By: LANCE REED

Sports Editor

The Sacred Heart Lady Trojans recently fell in two very hard-fought games in District 6-2A action. The girls of SHHS fell to Jeanerette and Port Barre in two contests that were close for the majority of the contest. SHHS Head Coach Stephanie Fontenot was very proud of her girls for the way they played the games and never gave up.

Sacred Heart took on Jeanerette and fell 64-47 in a road contest. The girls fell behind early, 10-15, despite a very good effort in the first period. It was that hard-fighting mentality that allowed the Lady Trojans to compete and get themselves in a good position to be right back in the game by the end of the second period. Senior Sarah Fontenot rained eight points down on the Lady Tigers. Kelsey Jagneaux and Kelsie Enicke pitched with a several buckets and helped the Lady Trojans climb back. The score was 23-24 at the intermission.

Sacred Heart slipped a little in the third period, but managed to keep the game within reach. Fontenot and company saw the Lady Tigers pass them up by out-scoring them 16-10 in the third period. Things got worse in the final block. The home team rattled off 21 points and held SHHS to 14 points. This put the game out of reach, no matter how hard the local ladies fought back. Their effort was admirable, but it came up short in the end.

Fontenot finished the night with a team-high 15 points, while Jagneaux chipped in with eight points and Enicke was good for seven points.

The Port Barre game started out in the Lady Trojans’ favor. They came out hitting bucket after bucket. Fontenot helped to lead the charge as the girls in blue and gold went up 16-7. The senior point guard scored eight points in the opening block and led the team with 19 points overall. Enicke dropped a pair of three-pointers on the Lady Red Devils as well in the first period.

In the second stanza, the home team exploded for 25 points and held the SHHS girls to just four points. Port Barre seemed to do everything right, including getting most of the whistles in their direction. The PBHS girls managed to take advantage of missed shots and turnovers too. After being down by nine points when the first period ended, the Lady Red Devils turned things around and took a 32-20 lead into the locker room.

Sacred Heart came out strong and out-scored Port Barre 19-7 in the third block. Fontenot put up a three-point shot and Jagneaux hit six digits. The duo pushed hard and got the Lady Trojans back in business. They brought themselves to a 39-39 tie as the third block came to an end.

The see-saw battle ensued in the final period. In true Port Barre-Sacred Heart dramatic fashion, the Lady Red Devils got the advantage on some controversial non-calls and took the momentum from the Lady Trojans. They went up and held on to the lead. Despite the drama, the Lady Trojans did not give up. They continued to fight hard until the clock had expired. Fontenot hit another three-point shot and Jagneaux added another six points. She finished the game with 12 points, while Enicke pitched in with 10 in the end.

The Lady Trojans meet the Lady Bulldogs of Ville Platte High tonight at SHHS.

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