Broadmoor, Belaire, University and Scotlandville all won big to advance to the semifinals of the East Baton Rouge Parish Girls basketball tournament.
At Tara, Broadmoor beat Capitol 55-20 and Belaire beat Zachary 61-50. At McKinley, University beat Northeast 64-46 and Scotlandville beat Southern Lab 50-29. University will play Scotlandville and Broadmoor will play Belaire at Tara on Friday.
Belaire trailed Zachary by eight at halftime but won by 11. The game was tied at 18 with 4:12 to go in the second quarter but Zachary went on a 10-2 run to lead 28-20 at the end of two quarters.
The game had six lead changes and four ties, and both teams trailed by as many as 10 points.
“Our girls came back and fought,” Belaire coach Ella Reado. “They played defense well and that’s all I ever ask: play defense, offense, fight and stay together. It was nothing but a team effort. When you play as a team, that’s the win. We beat a good team.”
Broadmoor led Capitol 15-4 to end the first quarter, and after leading 33-10 at halftime, the Lady Buccaneers went on a 10-0 run to start the second half.
Mikayla Crockett scored 11 of Broadmoor’s first 13 points and Rayon Harrison finished with more than half of Capitol’s total points.
Harrison led the Lady Lions, who are missing 2013-14 All-Metro player and District 6-2A MVP senior Darneisha McCallister because of an injury, with 12 points.
Chelsea Smith led Belaire with 25 points and made 5-of-6 3-pointers. Denetria Wren added 18 points and with five 3-pointers.
Belaire regained a 39-38 lead just before the fourth quarter and didn’t trail for the rest of the game. Zachary eventually cut the deficit to five, but with Belaire in the double bonus with 3:33 left in the game, free throws gave the Lady Bengals its final cushion.
For Zachary, Jemecia Profit scored 10 points and Breanna Langford added 11.
Crockett finished with 13 points for Broadmoor, while Honchea Thornton added 12 points and Samira Irvin pitched in 11.