Breaux Bridge beat St. Thomas More for the first time in two decades and advanced to the quarterfinals — the Lady Tigers’ best playoff showing in the past five years — and Jasmine Leblanc was the biggest reason.
Leblanc combined sheer power and skill on her way to averaging 21 points per game. She scored 28 when the Lady Tigers defeated St. Thomas More in its own gym in January, and STM coach Stephen Strojny said Leblanc left a lasting impression.
“She was as close to unstoppable as we saw all season,” Strojny said. “She was just so much stronger than everyone else, it is incredible.”
Breaux Bridge coach Scott Borel said he’s happy to see Leblanc recognized for her accomplishments during the season.
“I’m just so happy for her,” Borel said. “All that hard work paid off.”
Leblanc is committed to Louisiana Tech.
JASMINE LEBLANC, Breaux Bridge
KIERRA ANTHONY, New Iberia
Anthony will join Leblanc at Louisiana Tech after averaging 18 points per game this season and developing into one of the best guards in the state.
MIRACLE SIMON, Sam Houston
Simon led Sam Houston to the quarterfinal round of the 5A playoffs and scored 18 points in Sam Houston’s 55-52 overtime win in the regional round over Pineville.
DEJA McKINNEY, Ville Platte
Deja, along with her sister, Miya, powered Ville Platte to an appearance in the 3A semifinals. Deja averaged 21 points, four assists and three steals per game and is committed to play for the Arkansas-Little Rock.
CHARLESHA DUGAS, Rayne
Dugas averaged 19.4 points per game for Rayne, which advanced to the quarterfinals of the 4A playoffs. In the Lady Wolves’ regional playoff game against St. Thomas More, Dugas flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 20 points, nine rebounds, six steals and three assists.
HAILEY GAUTHIER, Sacred Heart
Gauthier led Sacred Heart to its second straight 2A state championship while averaging 22 points per game during district play. She was District 5-2A’s overall MVP.
MEGAN ABRAMS, St. Thomas More
Abrams become one of the most explosive scorers in 4A. Abrams is an excellent finisher, using a slick handle and body control to score among larger players.
BRITTANY MAJOR, Opelousas Catholic
Major averaged an astonishing 25.4 points per game while running point for Opleousas Catholic and helped lead her team to a playoff berth.
MADELYN LeJEUNE, Notre Dame
LeJeune was named District 6-3A’s overall most valuable player and led Notre Dame to the regional round of the playoffs after averaging 19 points per game.
HELENA TIBBS, Beau Chene
Tibbs anchored the Lady Blue Gators down low and proved to be a viable scoring threat, dropping 24 points in Beau Chene’s playoff loss to St. Thomas More in the first round.
JADA DUNCANTELL, Lafayette
Duncantell averaged 14.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Lady Lions as a sophomore and hit a milestone on Dec. 29, scoring 32 against Vermilion Catholic the first 30-point game of her young career.
TATIANA LEDET, Northside
Ledet averaged 18 points per game in a tough district, helping Northside to earn the No. 14 seed in the 4A playoffs.
MIYA McKINNEY, Ville Platte
McKinney teamed with her sister to provide Ville Platte with an intimidating scoring duo and was named to the District 5-3A all-district team along with her sister.
LEXI LANDRY, Catholic-New Iberia
Landry was nearly a one-woman band for Catholic, leading the team in scoring and almost leading Catholic to the playoffs.
CAITLIN DAVIS, Breaux Bridge
Davis teamed with Leblanc to form a formidable duo for Breaux Bridge and provided clutch free-throw shooting and a steady hand while running the Lady Tigers offense.