French Settlement girls basketball Dannah Martin


French Settlement girls basketball Payton Cloutre


FRENCH SETTLEMENT – Dannah Martin and Payton Clouatre combined for 19 of their team’s 23 points in the fourth quarter to lead French Settlement to a 63-62 victory Monday over St. Helena Central in District 10-2A play.

The Lady Lions (10-13, 3-4 in district) trailed 34-22 at halftime and 47-40 after three quarters.

Martin led all scorers with 31 points, including five 3-pointers, and Clouatre added 18.

French Settlement, which made seven 3-pointers as a team, also made 22 of 33 free throws.

Walker 61, Belaire 14

In Baton Rouge, even without leading scorer Tiara Young, the Walker rolled past District 4-5A counterpart Belaire in preparation for Friday’s showdown with Denham Springs.

With Young out of the lineup to rest, Tarondia Harold scored 17 of her career-high 22 points in the first half. Kaitlyn Hayes added 13, including three 3-pointers, while Candace Ellis added nine.

The Lady Cats led 19-7 after the first quarter and 39-8 at halftime.

Walker (28-4, 5-0) visits Denham Springs at 6:30, Friday.

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