Bogalusa victorious over St. Helena in 3 games on Tuesday

Published 1:59 pm Friday, October 18, 2019

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Bogalusa’s Lady Jacks captured a 25-12, 25-23, 25-18 victory over St. Helena College and Career Academy in a District 4-IV contest held Tuesday at home.
Bogalusa had an 8-6 lead in the first game and then took control.
The Lady Jacks went on a 12-2 run and went up 20-8.
During the run, Prayja Bickham served three aces and Adrianna Terrell and Tahj Odom recorded a kill each.
Following the run, Bogalusa chipped away on its way to 25. The Lady Jacks had game point at 24-11. St. Helena tallied a point to make it 24-12, but Bogalusa posted the winning point in the 25-12 victory.
The next game was close throughout, as neither team had a lead bigger than four, which was St. Helena at 7-3.
After trailing by four early on, Bogalusa scored five in a row to take an 8-7 lead, as Keundras Scott had an ace during the run.
St. Helena College and Career Academy retied the game on the next point.
After the game was tied at 9-9, St. Helena scored two in a row to go up 11-9.
Bickham posted a kill to get the Lady Jacks within one and began a 5-0 run to put her team ahead, 14-11.
Bogalusa extended the margin to 18-14, but St. Helena came back to tie the contest at 22-22.
Bogalusa took a 23-22 lead and then Bickham tallied another kill to put the Lady Jacks a point away from going up two games to none in the best of five.
St. Helena College and Career Academy posted the next point to make it a one-point game, but the Lady Jacks tallied the next point for the 25-23 victory.
The teams played close for most of the game.
Bogalusa had a 15-14 lead and then the Lady Jacks ran off seven of the game’s next eight points to take a 22-15 lead.
Bogalusa began the spurt with three in a row to go up 18-14. After St. Helena broke the serve, the Lady Jacks ran off four straight.
During the run, Scott and Odom recorded two aces each.
The teams played even down the stretch, as Bogalusa won 25-18.
“The girls did a good job considering we did not have all the players today,” Bogalusa coach Emma Jones said. “It has been a very difficult season for us. The girls had to miss weeks of practice since I had to leave the country for two weeks on an emergency. I am proud of them and we plan to be better and stronger next year.”
Bogalusa is 1-6 and is 40th in the Division IV unofficial LHSAA power points rankings.
Bogalusa has two regular season games left. Both are District 4-IV contests and both are on the road. They take place Tuesday and Thursday, with contests against Independence and St. Thomas Aquinas.