Game against St. James has district implications

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2006


Sports Editor

RESERVE– With wins for the SCC boys and girls basketball squads last Friday, St. Charles has the chance to greatly improve their district standings heading into their game against St. James this week.

The Comets (15-8, 3-0 in district) remain on top of district 10-2A, along with St. James (17-6, 2-0) until the two settle the question in St. James. The Lady Comets (12-3, 2-3) are also scheduled to travel to play St. James (14-14, 3-1) this week, where the St. Charles squad has a chance to leapfrog Donaldsonville and pull to within reach of second place in district.

Friday night, St. Charles played host against cross-town rival Riverside and swept the Rebels in the first meeting of the two teams this season. The girls’ squads tipped things off as both teams had a hard time scoring. After a 5-3 first quarter in St. Charles favor, things got into gear and the Lady Comets extended the lead to six by halftime. It was the third quarter when SCC made their winning push on offense, which was led in scoring for the night by junior freshman Michelle Marzoni’s game high 15 points. Mary Clement also scored double figures with 10 in the 41-33 victory.

Senior Jena Elfer led the Lady Rebels in the effort with 14 while Kayla Perret got 7. The loss drops the Lady Rebs to 11-14 on the season and 0-5 in district play.

The late game on Friday found the Comets in control early, going into halftime with a 32-18 lead, and securing things in the third quarter and slowing down play in the fourth to keep the clock running. When time expired, St. Charles left with a 66-37 win.

Senior Michael Troglen led the SCC on offense with 31 while Casey Robottom scored 10.

The loss puts Riverside at 5-17 for the season and 0-5 in district. The two Rebel squads will also be taking on St. James this week, traveling to play the Wildcats this Friday. The match-up between St. Charles and St. James was scheduled for last night and the score was unavailable at press time.