University Lab captures 3A title _lowres

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye- University Lab Lady Cubs LHSAA 3A State Champions at Burton Coliseum on Thursday March 5, 2015.

LAKE CHARLES (AP)—Behind an 11-1 run to open the fourth quarter, the University Lab School Cubs defeated Mansfield, 52-42 for the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Class 3A State Championship Friday night in Lake Charles.

University Lab (28-2) was led by Alaine Fisher’s 21 points. Destiny Ephrom added 10 points and six rebounds.

Trailing for a majority of the first half, University Lab fell behind 37-30 with 6.5 seconds in the third quarter. The Cubs immediately responded by going on an 18-1 run which extended all the way through the fourth quarter. Chelsea Verrett’s bucket with 6:42 left in the third quarter gave University Lab the lead for good at 39-37.

The Wolverines held an 11-4 lead at the end of the first quarter after a 3-pointer by Jacobs at the buzzer.

Mansfield’s lead would grow to as much as 37-30 in the third quarter.

The Wolverines (28-4) were led by Ashlyn Jacobs 18 points and eight rebounds. Kayla Drain added seven points and 15 rebounds.

The win for the Cubs was the second consecutive Class 3A State Championship for University Lab and the third team state championship thus far in the prep season.