Former Basile standout scores career high 40 points
LSU-E guard and former Basile High star, Rylie James, dribbles past a Louisiana College player. James scored a career high 40 points against the Lady Wildcats. (Photo courtesy of LSU-E athletics)
By: VAN REED
PINEVILLE — Former Basile standout, Rylie James, scored a career-high 40 points in LSUE Eunice’s win over Louisiana College here last Tuesday night.
The 82-69 win over the Lady Wildcats was the Lady Bengals’ sixth win of the season.
James’ 40 points come just a few weeks after she scored 35 points against Mississippi Gulf Coast and 30 against Patrick Henry.
She is currently 12th in the nation in points per game (19.4) and 10th in the country in total points with 350.
James is scoring 44.7 percent of her baskets and 34 percent of her three-point baskets. She is fourth in the nation in free throw shooting, hitting 90 of 119.
James is now ranked third and fourth in the LSUE Eunice record books for most points in a game.
Her 40-point game put her in third place in the record books, and her 35-point game earlier this season tied her for fourth place with former Lady Bengal standout Amanda Romero, who played high school ball at Norte Dame.
Renotta Edwards of Ville Platte holds the school record with 43 points against Panola in 2007 and 42 against Panola in 2006.
Her 14 field goals in the game against Louisiana College also places her tied for third in the Lady Bengal record books for most field goals in a game. She is tied with Edwards, who also holds first place in that category with 15 goals.
The Lady Bengals have 11 games left in their season. Nine of their final games will be Miss-Lou conference games against Delgado Community College, University of Southern - Shreveport and Baton Rouge Community College.