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Lady Saints Basketball Reaches State Tournament for First Time Since 2009

Photos courtesy of Liz Mueller

After a convincing 69-38 victory against Cabrini in the quarterfinals Thursday, St. Louis Catholic is headed to Alexandria next week for the Division II state basketball semifinals – their first trip since they lost in the state championship game 10 years ago.

Senior Alexandria Goodly led the No. 2 Lady Saints (29-6) with 18 points, Torey Washington scored 14 points, and Anaiya Turner added 12 points (all from 3-point range) as they beat No. 7 Cabrini by 30 points for the second time this season.

St. Louis Catholic will face No. 3 University Lab Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 11:30 a.m.  Admission at Rapides Parish Coliseum is $13.

University edged No. 6 Loyola Prep 67-55 in the quarterfinals.  View the full bracket here.

“The first quarter, we knew we wanted to come out and play real fast at the beginning,” Lady Saints coach Tony Johnson told The American Press after Thursday’s win.  “We wanted to make them think they were out of the ball game from the beginning, and I believe we did that.  We have some special kids on this team and they love playing together.”

Click here to watch highlights from KPLC (at the 1:55 mark in the video).