The Pass High girls basketball team is ranked number 2 in 4A basketball in the state and number three amongst coast basketball teams as the Lady Pirates continued their winning ways with a 64-58 win over St. Martin last week.
Leading the Lady Pirates are senior shooting guard Maliyah Bullard and junior point guard Cayla Obillo. Bullard is averaging 10.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.5 assists. Obillo averages 6.6 points, 3.4 steals and 4.3 assists.
The Lady Pirates are 8-3 (1-0 district) going into this Friday’s non-district game against St. Martin. The Lady Pirates are 2-0 against 4A schools and 6-3 against 5A and 6A schools.
The 64 points scored against 6A St. Martin are the most for the Lady Pirates this season as the defense-driven team appears to improve with each game.
“Playing against a 6’5″ kid took everything we had and then some,” said Lady Pirates coach Greta Ainsworth. “We were pretty tenacious on defense. We put a lot of pressure on their guards.
“We shot the ball well that night,” said Ainsworth. “Our defense made our offense.”
Four Lady Pirates scored in double figures led by Amara Galatas with 14 points, Cayla Obillo with 12 and Danisha Dedeaux and Emory Benoit with 10 each.
The Lady Pirates travel to D’Iberville on Saturday for a makeup game that was originally scheduled to be played last Friday.
Pirates eager for St. Martin rematch
Pass High opened the game at St. Martin last week with a 12-7 lead after one quarter of play, but the Pirates were outscored each of the last three quarters in their 42-35 loss to the Yellow Jackets on the road.
“We played them well, but at the end of the stretch we made more mistakes than they did,” said Pirates coach Willie James. “Offensively, they slowed us up.”
The Pirates get another chance against St. Martin tonight in Pass Christian. After playing the Yellow Jackets close at St. Martin, James believes the opportunity for a different outcome lies in his team playing fundamental basketball.
“We’ve got to do three things,” said James. “We have to play better defense and not turn the ball over. Then we have to put four quarters together of good offense and defense.
The Pirates (2-6, 0-1) will be going after their third win of the season in tonight’s rematch against St. Martin.
The Pirates travel to D’Iberville on Saturday for a makeup game that was originally scheduled to be played last Friday.