Lady Rams extend win streakto twelve

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 31, 2012



EDGARD — West St. John got over a pair of “humps” on Friday night at East Iberville.

First, the fifth ranked Lady Rams’ 61-55 District 9-1A victory snapped a historical trend where the teams split each season at each team’s home gym.

Secondly, West St. John set a school record for consecutive victories for the second straight season, notching its 12th straight win.

WSJ’s Jaylyn Gordon scored 33 to lead all scorers against East Iberville, while Maya Trench added 18.

Karen Oubre scored 18 to pace the Lady Tigers.

West St. John led 37-32 at halftime and 51-49 after three quarters.

“(East Iberville) plays well at home, always,” said West St. John coach Lester Smith, whose Rams defeated East Iberville soundly, 81-44, earlier this season in Edgard. “It’s hard to win there, always a hostile environment. This was a good game for us to have. We’ve been winning by 20, 25 points … in the playoffs, these are the types of games and atmospheres you play in. We needed this.”

Smith said that the Rams played very well in “spurts” in the first three quarters and really stepped up in the final frame.

“They stepped up at the end. I feel like they’re really responding to what we need to do.”

Earlier last week, the Rams downed another district foe in Ascension Catholic decisively, 71-41, in Edgard.

Gordon again led the Rams with 26 points. Trench scored 19.

West St. John all but put things away early, outscoring the Bulldogs 38-18 in the first half.

The Rams now stand at 19-4 overall, with a 6-0 district mark.