Parkview Baptist and Zachary coasted to convincing semifinal wins Tuesday in the Jewell S. Kelly girls basketball tournament at Broadmoor.
Parkview (4-0) and Zachary (4-0) will play for the championship at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Parkview defeated East Ascension 43-25 and Zachary defeated Broadmoor 48-12. Tamia Veals scored a game-high 11 points for Zachary.
Veals and Breanna Langford scored five points each as ZHS led 15-3 after one quarter.
Parkview surged to a 12-3 lead after one quarter and 27-13 at halftime. Skyler Goodwin scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the first half for the Eagles. Leah Collins added 13 points and Stephanie Marshall 4 points. Goodwin hit 10 of 14 free throws and Collins made 7 of 8.
Parkview went into a stall late in the game and displayed good ballhandling.
“I’m hoping we continue to work like we have the last few days and continue to play well (Wednesday),” Parkview coach Jessica Shelton said. “We had a good game plan and executed. We know we can get turnovers against teams if we continue to put pressure on them.”
Diniaa McZeal and S. Turner scored 6 points each for EAHS (3-1).
Port Allen 52, Woodlawn 49: Port Allen broke open a 23-23 halftime game with a 14-3 third-quarter scoring surge. Woodlawn tallied 23 points in the fourth quarter to rally in the final minutes.
Alyssa Springer scored 16 of her team-high 22 points in the second half for Port Allen (2-2). Makayla Johnson added 13. Jodi Edo led Woodlawn with 29 points, including 10 in the first and 12 in the fourth quarters. Alexis Bradley added 12 points and Kristen Benn eight for Woodlawn (1-4).
“I was pleased with our effort,” Port Allen coach Kim Cox said. “We still need to make more layups.”
“I think we need to stop waiting until the end of the game to start playing,” Woodlawn coach Stephanie Helgeson said. “We missed way too many free throws. We’ve got to work harder.”
Southern Lab 68, West Feliciana 14: Cailain Williams and Salis Payne scored 20 points each for the Kittens (2-2).
“We’re getting much better on defense,” Southern Lab coach Henry Combs said. “We tried some new schemes, and the girls are working hard.”
Baker 24, Glen Oaks 23: Carlisha Bell hit a free throw with four seconds left to lift Baker to the win. Bell scored 8 points for the Buffaloes (2-2).
Broadmoor 33, Port Allen 32: Samira Irvin scored eight of her game-high 13 points in the third quarter for Broadmoor. Port Allen’s Lauren Keyes (nine points) scored a basket in the final minute to cut the deficit to one point and missed a contested shot at the buzzer.
Lee 21, Mentorship Academy 20: Freshman Destiny Lawrence hit a free throw in the closing seconds for Lee to break a 20-20 tie. Markeshia Hives led Lee (2-3) with 9 points.