BATON ROUGE – Senior guard Dijone’ Flowers did a lot of the heavy lifting throughout Tuesday’s season-opening game at St. Joseph’s Academy.
But when they needed it the Lady Eagles also got a lift from Aislinn White as well.
Flowers, a Lamar University signee, led all scorers with 30 points – including 16 in the first half – but it was White who scored eight of her 14 points during the fourth quarter that helped enable Live Oak to pull away for a 60-45 victory.
Flowers hit two of her three 3-pointers during the first quarter in which she scored 10 of her team’s 17 points for a 17-13 lead.
The Lady Eagles maintained a 27-24 lead at halftime and outscored the Redstickers 15-7 in the third quarter - with nine points coming from Flowers - to make it 42-31.