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|Lady Gators pick up two in district|
The Delhi Charter School Lady Gators (4-11, 1-2) picked up a district win but dropped two tough district games last week. DCS will now step back into district play this week. The Lady Gators will join the boys team this Friday night when they host the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars (14-5, 2-0) in a double-header.
The Lady Gators began the week with a Monday night makeup game against St.
Frederick. DCS was hosting St. Frederick of Monroe on Monday because Friday night weather conditions made the roads to messy for the Warriors to ride into Delhi.
The Lady Gators did not let the weird start time get the best of them as they raced out to a quick lead and held on for a 37-24 victory. DCS made the extra practice time count and played relentless defense and rebounded well in the victory over St. Frederick.
"We put a lot into our game with St. Frederick," Lady Gators head coach Rod Moy said.
"We are a program starting fresh with two sophomores in the starting lineup."
In the 63-33 loss to Ouachita Christian School on Tuesday night, the fatigue of playing twice in as many days showed for the Lady Gators.
After putting everything they had into improving against St. Frederick, DCS fell behind early at OCS and could not find a lot of defensive stops they would need to stick with the Lady Eagles. The basket seemed like a hoop with a steel lid on top in the first quarter.
OCS jumped out to a 21-5 lead as Delhi Charter shot just 10 percent from the floor.
Mallory Fields led OCS with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Abby Kalil added 15 points and a whopping 13 rebounds in the victory.
Delhi Charter was lead by Dee Dee Killian with 12 points and 12 boards. Brianne McDowell added six points while Monique Fletcher scored five points. An encouraging stat for Delhi Charter players and fans is that the team crashed the offensive glass and came down with an incredible 23 offensive rebounds. When the shots begin the fall for the Lady Gators, coaches expect them to be able to make a run toward playoff contention.
This Friday at 6 p.m., Cedar Creek stands in their way of a second district win. Cedar Creek girls team has won two games in a row and eight of their last nine contests overall.
CCS has beaten OCS twice this year and has recently downed Class 2A contender Sterlington (57-39) and Class 4A foe West Ouachita (62-48). The main concern for the Lady Gators this week will be to cut down on their turnovers.
"We have to take care of the basketball," Moy said. "When you have so many young players, it is tough."
On the boys side. Delhi Charter is coming off a 63-30 loss at OCS.
Kent Speight scored 14 points to lead the Gators who shot just 9-of-45 for 20 percent in the game.Ray Carroll added five points and Andre Gray scored four points for the Gators.
The boys too will be working hard on their ball handling skills. OCS forced 24 DCS turnovers in the game. Delhi Charter will face the Cedar Creek boys team approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the Lady Gator contest.