FHS falls to Chapelle in Northshore tourney

Published 6:39 pm Friday, December 11, 2015

SLIDELL — Franklinton’s Lady Demons played good defense, but struggled on the offensive end in a 37-17 loss to Archbishop Chapelle during the opening day of the Northshore Lady Panther Basketball Tournament on Thursday.

The Lady Demons scored just three points in the first half, but their defensive play kept them in the game.

“Defense was better,” Franklinton coach Elecia Crain said. “That’s what we’ve been working on a lot at practices is working on defense and it’s showing, but we’re still working. We’re still young.”
Offensively, Crain said her team is still working on getting the ball on the inside.

“That’s where I want the ball, on the inside and we’re still working at that,” Crain said.

Over the first five games, Franklinton had allowed at least 50 points in each game. In the last four contests at press time, with the game against Chapelle being the fourth, the most points the Lady Demons have given up was 44.

Chapelle scored the game’s first four points over the opening 94 seconds on field goals by Kayla Small, who finished with 10 points.

The Lady Demons trimmed the lead to 4-2 when Deja Martin pulled down an offensive rebound and made the follow-up shot with 6:08 left in the first quarter.

Neither team scored for the next 3:06 when Chapelle began an 8-0 run, beginning with Anoush Stamm, who had four, driving for two. Small hit a jumper and Indya Tutt made a field goal with 1:51 left. It was 10-2 after the first period.

The run continued in the second period when Hannah Lovrovich hit a shot after an offensive rebound to make it 12-2 with 6:29 left.

Franklinton’s Tellise Magee was fouled in the act of shooting and split from the line, trimming it to 12-3 with 5:52 on the clock.

Chapelle tallied the final four points of the first half and led 16-3 at halftime.

The Lady Demons got the lead down to 10 over the first 2:33 of the second half with a 7-4 run.
Kaniya Dillon got inside and hit the bucket on the opening possession to make it 16-5.

Tutt hit a layup and Hayle Davidson was good on a field goal. It was 18-7 with 5:44 left.

Jada Thompson, who scored five points, knocked down a 3-pointer, and the Lady Demons were within 10 and trailed 20-10 with 5:27 to go.

But Chapelle closed the period on a 7-0 run and added six more to the spurt to begin the third quarter and went on to the 37-17 win.

Danaria Magee scored three points for Franklinton. Dillon, Martin, Jaché Williams, and Davidson all scored two points and Tellise Magee added one.