Bogalusa defeats Franklinton

Published 12:47 pm Friday, January 2, 2015

Bogalusa had trouble ending all doubt about the outcome of Tuesday’s road game against Franklinton, but the Lady Jacks came through in the end with a 54-43 victory.

Bogalusa jumped out to a 25-10 lead in the second quarter at the 2:31 mark, its biggest for the game. It appeared BHS was in good shape, but FHS fought back.

The Lady Demons got back in the game with four straight to end the half on a free throw by Jada Thompson and a 3-pointer from Chelsea Armand.

The 3-point shot was a big reason why Franklinton stayed in the game, and the Lady Demons used it to their advantage in the third period.

The Lady Demons knocked down four 3-pointers in the third quarter to get closer. Franklinton finished the game with eight treys.

Bogalusa’s lead was down to 39-33 as the game headed to the final period of action.

Franklinton got the deficit down to 42-37 with 5:51 on the clock, but then Bogalusa began hitting some key shots, and the defense took over. BHS’ defense held Franklinton without a point for the next 2:51. During that time period, the Lady Jacks scored eight unanswered points to essentially put the game away.

JaMaya Mingo-Young, who had a game-high 25 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, was good for two. Then she got to a loose ball and made the ensuing layup to make it 46-37. Mingo-Young added a free throw and then she converted a 3-point play and the Lady Jacks were up, 50-37 with 3:19 remaining.

“I think everybody pulled it together and did a good job of playing defense and keeping the lead for the game,” Bogalusa’s Nylijah Mingo said.

FHS posted the next four points on buckets by Jameria Crain and Shelby McDonald, trimming it to a 50-41 contest, with 1:24 left.

Bogalusa added three more to its lead on a free throw by Mingo and D’Sha Rankins’ steal and layup.

McDonald scored the game’s final points on a pair of free throws with seven seconds on the clock, as Bogalusa won 54-41.

Rankins finished with 12 for Bogalusa while Mingo posted eight, and Kiera Walker logged five points.

Bogalusa is 7-6 this season.

Amia Peters and Diamond Martin both added two for the Lady Jacks.

Franklinton’s Thompson scored 12 points, followed by McDonald’s 11. Armand put up nine.

Shaikeria Fabré had eight. Crain recorded two, and Denetra Rayford added one.

Franklinton is 3-9.