Parkview Baptist’s versatile junior Skyler Goodwin scored 19 of her season-high 31 points in the second half to help power the Eagles to a 53-46 victory over Southern Lab on Monday in the Jewell S. Kelly girls basketball tournament at Broadmoor High School.
Parkview will battle East Ascension at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Zachary meets the Broadmoor-Port Allen winner at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals. Zachary defeated Woodlawn 45-27 in the last of seven opening games.
The tourney finals are set for 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Parkview (3-0) led 23-17 at the half. Goodwin had a backcourt steal and layup to put Parkview up 37-26 early in the fourth quarter. Laila Hampton hit two free throws for the Kittens to cut the deficit to 37-30. Parkview went on a 9-2 run capped by a Goodwin layup off an assist from Destaney Batiste.
Southern Lab (1-2) made a run late and pushed the pace with their full-court press. Hampton scored on a layup to cut the Parkview lead to 50-46 with 50 seconds left. Batiste and Goodwin each hit a free throw down the stretch.
“Overall I was pleased with our play,” Parkview coach Jessica Shelton said. “We have high expectations for this season, and this was a good test. We did a pretty good job with our press break.
“Skyler Goodwin is an all-around player who does a great job. We’ve got a good mix of players.”
Cailain Williams scored 21 to pace Southern Lab. Hampton added seven points.
“I’m satisfied with the way we looked,” Southern Lab coach Henry Combs said. “We dug a hole for ourselves and didn’t get a shot off on five straight possessions. We had 22 turnovers. We’ll keep working and get better.”
East Ascension 67, West Feliciana 14: East Ascension led 10-6 after one quarter. The Spartans (3-0) turned up their defense and outscored the Saints 19-1 and 18-2 the next two quarters.
Diniaa McZeal scored 10 of her team-high 14 points in the first half for EAHS. Tristian Washington added 10, Alznia Morris nine and Railye Shelvin eight.
Jamesha Duncan scored seven for WFHS.
East Ascension’s backcourt defense produced 15 steals.
“We can play better,” EAHS coach Dennis Chandler said. “I liked that we shared the ball. The kids are working really hard. We’re young with three freshman starters. We’ve got a lot of things we need to get cleaned up.”
Parkview Baptist 77, Lee 6: Megan Hatch scored 23 points and Goodwin 11. Parkview led 65-2 after three quarters.
Woodlawn 45, Baker 32: Jodi Edo scored 14, Kristian Benn 8 and Brittany Holmes 7 for Woodlawn (1-3).
West Feliciana 46, Mentorship Academy 29: Jamesha Duncan scored 13 to pace the Saints.
Port Allen 59, Glen Oaks 43: Alyssa Springer scored 19 and Lauren Keyes 15 for Port Allen (1-1).