Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Predictions - Showdown at the Lake
Lake Charles, LA / Sam Houston High School - The Showdown at the Lake tournament did not disappoint tonight as the first round match ups had plenty of great games and standouts. Take a look at the day one recaps below as well as a look ahead to second round matchups and predictions!
Recap Day 1 Games
Day 2 Predictions at the Bottom of the Page
Game 1 - Lafayette Christian Acadmey versus Washington Marion
Lafayette Christian came out on fire to start the game as they cruised to a 24-11 lead after the first. Washington-Marion is a team that's much improved from years past but while waiting to get a key player back healthy the Lady Chargers couldn't hang with one of the top teams in the state. LCA extended their lead to 21 points at the half as the Lady Knights cruised to the second round. Final LCA wins 65-23.
LCA's Jada Richard '24 scored 17 points despite not playing in the 4th quarter and our player of the game was Junior forward Eve Alexander as she scored 17 points pulling down 14 rebounds secruring a monster double double as well as the win.
LCA will advance to the second round to play Southern Lab Friday at 4:00pm - Sam Houston HS - Main Gym.
Washington Marion will play Hamilton Christian in the consoltation bracket at Friday 4:00pm - Sam Houston HS Aux Gym.
Player of the Game - Eve Alexander 2024
Game 2 - Ruston versus Madison Prep
Both Madison Prep and Ruston look much different than in recent years as Madison Prep graduated several seniors from last years team and Ruston went from one of the largest 5A teams size wise to one of the smallest. Madison Prep had the size advantage on the inside and they helped keep them in the game early as Ruston held a small lead 12-8 after the first.
Ruston was lead by junior guard Jaliah McWain '24 as she finished with 15 points scoring 13 in the first half to help give Ruston a halftime lead of 25-16.
Madison Prep did they best they cou