The Port Allen Lady Pelicans picked up two more wins last week, but one of them came at a steep price.
PAHS (6-4) posted a win Tuesday in St. Martinville and a victory Thursday at New Roads.
Port Allen improved to 6-4, but the Lady Pelicans may have lost the services of freshman standout Jalisa Wilson for the duration of the season.
In a 63-31 win over FRA, Wilson suffered a concussion after she was pushed to the floor and landed on the back of her head.
The game was stopped for nearly 10 minutes as head coach Demetrius White and a host of officials tended to the fallen player.
Wilson was taken to an area hospital before the end of the game.
“It was a scary moment,” White said. “I went out to the court, and I knew she hit her head.
“I asked her the standard questions, like her name, number and her mother’s name … she couldn’t answer any of those questions. She didn’t know anything,” he said. “She suffered a concussion and some memory loss, but she’s doing a lot better.”
Doctors in the original prognosis said she wouldn’t be able to play for at least three months, but she’s progressing much quicker than expected, White said.
“I’m not pushing anything – I’m just glad she’s OK,” he said. “I hope she’s back for next season.”
The Lady Pelicans used a 23-point rally in the third quarter to triumph over FRA.
Denisha Wolf, who led PAHS with 14 points, hit a three-pointer and two buckets in the third stanza, while teammate Rhecie Lee (who had 12) had three layups and three free throws. Shazmine Nicholas, who netted 13 points, had three free throws and one layup.
Port Allen opened with an 11-4 lead that included three buckets by Gabrielle Thomas, who finished the game with eight points. PAHS led 27-16 at halftime. Wolfe had a three-point shot for PAHS in the second quarter.
PAHS vs. ST. MARTINVILLE – The Lady Pelicans posted a 44-14 rout over St. Martinville in action before the trip to FRA.
Wilson led PAHS with 17 points, while Lee and Veronique Thomas each had eight. Wolf and J’myrehea each scored five.
PAHS rolled to a 17-2 lead in the second and led 27-10 at halftime. The Lady Pelicans held St. Martinville to only two points in the first, third and fourth quarters.
COMING UP … The Lady Pelicans were set to visit Dutchtown Wednesday (Dec. 12), host Capitol Dec. 19 and visit Bogalusa Dec. 21.
Port Allen resumes action Dec. 27-29 in the Denham Springs Tournmament.