Any game plan that kept Brusly sophomore Madison LaPrairie in close proxymity to the goal proved futile for St. Charles.
LaPrairie staggered the Lady Comets with a stunning eight three-pointers in Brusly’s 59-26 win over St. Charles in District 7-3A action last week.
LaPrairie powered Brusly with 26 points -- 24 from three-point shots.
She hit five of the shots in the third quarter, when BHS surged ahead with 24 points in the third quarter to pull ahead of SCHS.
BHS allowed the Lady Comets only two points in the third quarter and seven in the final stanza.
The Lady Panthers tallied 21 points in the fourth quarter.
Brusly and St. Charles ended the first quarter in a 9-9 logjam, but the Lady Panthers trailed 17-14 at halftime.
Donkita Williams scored 10 points for Brusly, while B. Granville had nine and Shondrika Pierson posted six. Akiya Thyme scored five and Kelsey Parker three.
Williams paced Brusly with 15 points and Thymes had 14 in a 59-33 victory against Donaldsonville.
The St. Charles victory -- coupled with a win over Donaldsonville -- put the Lady Panthers at 2-2 in 7-3A and 12-9 overall. Brusly was set to close out first-round action Tuesday at Port Allen.
“So far, since we played every team on the road and haven’t had a home game yet (in district), I like the position we’re in,” BHS coach Liza Whittington said. “You always want to win your home games and then if you can sneak up and grab some road wins, it puts you in a good position.
“Of course, we want to win every game, but I like the fact that in each district game we’ve improved,” she said.
The Lady Panthers opened with an 8-6 lead and built a 25-16 gap over the Lady Tigers in the second quarter.
Brusly used an 18-point rally to build a 10-point lead over DHS by the end of the third quarter.
The Lady Panthers squashed the DHS comeback hopes when they outscored the Lady Tigers 16-4 in the final quarter.
Laprairie had 10 points (including one three-point goal), Parker notched nine, Pierson had seven and Johnee LeBlanc four.