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HAMMOND – Another round of semifinal contests was held on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana as four more teams punched their tickets to the finals of the LHSAA Girls Basketball Non-Select Championships.
GAME ONE: RAYVILLE 69, ROSEPINE 63
Despite trailing by 18 points at halftime, the favorited Rayville girls basketball squad never faltered.
The Lady Hornets stormed back in the second half, including a 30-point effort in the fourth quarter, to upend Rosepine and advance to the state finals for the first time in five seasons.
Amari West led in scoring for Rayville with 23 points on the day along with 12 rebounds. Samiyah Smith (14), Lalaina Wood (11) and Nakali Webb (11) also finished in double-digit scoring.
Despite the loss, Rosepine had four Lady Eagles who finished 10 points or more in the game including Kelly Norris’ double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.
GAME TWO: MADISON PREP 67, BRUSLY 48
Madison Prep has made a habit of making it into the finals of the state tournament over the last few years. Wednesday was no different as the Lady Chargers defeated Brusly by 19 points in hopes of defending its title win from a year ago.
Allasia Washington led the game with 27 points and 10 rebounds while Lala Robinson also recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Laila Clark led Brusly with 14 points in the game while Alayah Gedward scored 12 and grabbed seven boards along the way.
GAME THREE: AMITE 74, LAKE ARTHUR 44
For the first time since 2001, Amite is headed to the state championship.
The Lady Warriors posted a commanding 30-point win over Lake Arthur in Wednesday’s semifinal game in its march to obtain the postseason crown.
Jalencia Pierre led the game with 20 points and 10 assists while three other Amite players finished in double-digit scoring. Hai’ley Brumfield scored 19 points, Curtssiyah Jenkins recorded 14 points and A’yana Weber took home 12 points.
For Lake Arthur, Vivian Sketoe finished the game with 18 points, four rebounds and four blocks. Hailey Broussard led the team with six rebounds.
GAME THREE: WOSSMAN 65, ALBANY 59
Wossman made history Wednesday night becoming just the third girls basketball team in school history to advance to the state finals.
The Lady Wildcats last appeared in a championship game in 1996, two years removed from winning the crown in 1994.
Ramiah Augerson led Wossman with 17 points and 15 rebounds in the game while three others finished in double-digit scoring.
Class 4A Semifinals • Noon
No. 2 Bastrop vs. No. 6 Ellender
Class 4A Semifinals • 2:30 PM
No. 1 Warren Easton vs. No. 5 Huntington
Class 5A Semifinals • 5:00 PM
No. 2 Parkway vs. No. 3 Lafayette
Class 5A Semifinals • 7:30 PM
No. 1 Walker vs. No. 4 Ponchatoula