A career milestone and a victory over a Class 4A playoff team. It was a good night for West Ouachita Lady Chiefs basketball.
Senior forward Trinity Griffin scored a team-high 21 points and surpassed 1,000 points for her career in the second quarter of a 59-45 win over Woodlawn-Shreveport Tuesday night in Cadeville.
Griffin is the third player in West Ouachita history to go over 1,000 points for her career.
West Ouachita had foul trouble and free throw shooting woes (9-of-22) but overcame it with stingy defense and Griffin getting a hot hand.
After falling behind 16-13 entering the second quarter. Griffin surpassed the 1,000 point mark and scored 12 points in the second quarter – equalling the total of the entire team from the first quarter.
“We were pressing coming out, trying so hard to get (Griffin) the ball to let her score,” West Ouachita coach Jimbo Murphy said. “Then we settled down and got some turnovers. We made some bad passes that we have to correct and the free throw shooting. But it was a good win over a 4A playoff team.”
Abby Simmons scored 12 points and Sierra Gasca poured in 14 points for the Lady Chiefs (5-1).
“We came out in that third quarter with some intensity,” Muprhy said. “We are trying to find out where we are at. We still have a mixture of young and old out there. We have yet to play four quarters.
West Ouachita took control in the second quarter and built to a 33-29 lead just before half. The Lady Chiefs never trailed after that.
Mary Caldwell led Woodlawn with a game-high 23 points. West Ouachita travels to the St. Michael the Archangel tournament in Baton Rouge Wednesday.
The team will play Class 5A playoff teams Walker, Denham Springs and Airline as well as Class3A powerhouse John Curtis in the round robin tournament which runs through Saturday.
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