In their third meeting this season, Westgate was finally able to top the Central Catholic Lady Eagles.
Behind a 16-6 fourth-quarter advantage, the visitors edged Central Catholic 46-44 Thursday, the first day of action at Central Catholic’s Lady Eagle Christmas Classic.
While Central Catholic outscored Westgate 13-12 in the first quarter and 16-12 in the second for a 29-24 halftime advantage, both teams put up six points in the third quarter, with Central Catholic leading 35-30 after three.
In the fourth, however, Westgate held Central Catholic (8-4) down defensively and came to life again offensively.
Meo Knight led Central Catholic with 15 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one assist, while Randi Brown added 13 points, eight rebounds, four steals and one block.
Other top Central Catholic contributors included Abbie Bergeron, nine points and a rebound and Courtney McGuire, three points.
Thursday’s game was supposed to be the second of two games (the first was supposed to be Ellender vs. Jeanerette), but Central Catholic coach Kindra Halverson said Jeanerette withdrew from the tournament Wednesday, forcing Central Catholic to quickly rework the schedule.
Now, Ellender will play back-to-back games today, one at 4 p.m. against Terrebonne and again at 5:30 p.m. against Westgate, while Central Catholic will close the day with a 7 p.m. game against Terrebonne.
On Saturday, Westgate will play Terrebonne at 1 p.m., while Central Catholic will close the tournament with a 2:30 p.m. game against Ellender.
Baker eases past
The Morgan City Lady Tigers fell to Baker, 61-30, on the road Thursday.
Baker used big first-, third- and fourth-quarter advantages to secure the victory.
After falling behind 17-9 after a period of play, Morgan City kept pace with Baker in the second quarter as each team scored 10 points, with Baker taking a 27-19 advantage into halftime.
In the second half, however, Baker outscored Morgan City 34-11.
Casey Chenevert led Morgan City with 16 points on four three pointers, while Meya Morse added six points; and Tammy Nguyen and Steveyion Walker had four apiece.
With the loss, Morgan City drops to 6-10, while Baker improves to 11-4 with the win.
Morgan City will return to action in the Teurlings Catholic Tournament with games today against Port Barre at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday against Teurlings Catholic at 5:30 p.m.