Girls Basketball: Ponchatoula gets revenge, takes over district lead with win over Northshore

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Area Girls Prep Basketball Report for Saturday, Jan. 19

It was a showdown for first place in District 6-5A Friday night in Slidell.

In the end, visiting Ponchatoula proved to be too much and got revenge in the process.

Ponchatoula controlled play from start to finish, downing Northshore 64-49.

The Green Wave jumped out to an 18-12 lead after one quarter and led 35-20 by halftime. It was 49-32 going to the fourth quarter.

Senior Hailey Giaratano was outstanding, finishing with 29 points while freshman Jaylee Womack contributed 18 points. Junior Madison Gill finished with eight points.

Northshore had defeated Ponchatoula 43-39 at Ponchatoula back on Dec. 11. The Panthers were tenth while the Ponchatoula was 12th in the latest LHSAA Class 5A power rankings.

The Green Wave (20-6, 6-1) have now won five straight games. They return to action Tuesday at 6 pm against rival Hammond in 6-5A action while Northshore (21-7, 5-2) saw its nine game win streak come to an end. The Panthers are back in district play at Slidell Tuesday at 6 pm.

Area Girls Prep Basketball Results from Friday, Jan. 18

New Orleans Area

Amite 73, Independence 36

Warren Easton 67, McMain 17

Fontainebleau 60, Slidell 34

Franklinton 55, Lakeshore 12

Hammond 87, Covington 33

Kentwood 53, St. John 24

M.L. King Charter 52, Riverside Academy 34

KIPP-B.T. Washington 63, West St. John 27

McDonogh 35 73, Riverdale 11

Northlake Christian 55, Newman 33

Ponchatoula 64, Northshore 49

Thibodaux 45, East St. John 30

Baton Rouge Area

Albany 81, Doyle 68

Breaux Bridge 63, Livonia 57

Brusly 56, Mentorship Academy 28

The Church Academy 64, Belaire 23

East Ascension 60, McKinley 56

East Iberville 48, White Castle 25

North Central 69, Catholic (PC) 22

Northeast 64, East Feliciana 23

Walker 56, Live Oak 22

West Feliciana 71, Baker 49

Zachary 59, Scotlandville 43

Bayou Area

H.L. Bourgeois 51, Terrebonne 37

Delcambre 41, Jeanerette 6

Ellender 79, E.D. White Catholic 28

Houma Christian 66, Covenant Christian 19

North Vermilion 40, Berwick 38

South Lafourche 37, South Terrebonne 29

Vandebilt Catholic 51, Morgan City 39

Area Girls Prep Basketball Schedule for Saturday, Jan. 19

New Orleans Area

Mandeville at Mount Carmel Academy, 1 pm

South Plaquemines at Christ Episcopal, 3 pm

Baton Rouge Area

Holden at Iota, 11 am

Mentorship Academy at Ascension Catholic, 6 pm

Northlake Christian vs. Episcopal, 11:15 am at Dunham

Northlake Christian at Dunham, 12:45 pm

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