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Lady Bengals complete split with win over Patrick Henry

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Former Basile High player, Rylie James (33) goes up for a shot against a Patrick Henry defender. James is 18th in the country in scoring and has helped LSU-E to a 4-8 record. (Photo courtesy of LSU-E)

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EUNICE -- The LSU-E Lady Bengals recently split games with Angelina Colleg and Patrick Henry behind the effort of former Basile standout Rylie James.
Angelina College used a strong first period and a 35-point fourth quarter to defeat the LSU Eunice Lady Bengals 85-58
Angelina (9-3) held LSUE to five points in the first period and jumped out to nine point lead after starting with an 8-0 run.
The Lady Bengals matched Angelina in scoring in the second and third period. Each team scored 15 points in the second and 20 in the third period. But it was the 35-point fourth quarter that did the Lady Bengals in.
Three Lady Bengals scored double digits in the loss. Rylie James scored 16 points
The LSU Eunice Lady Bengals opened its game against Patrick Henry College with a 15-2 run that set the pace for the rest of the game and helped them pick up their fourth win of the season. The Lady Bengals defeated the Lady Patriots 92-85.
Patrick Henry came into Eunice undefeated on the year and averaging almost 80 points a game, but the Lady Bengals used strong defense shut down the Lady Patriots early. Patrick Henry didn’t score their second basket until nearly six minutes into the game, and
LSUE’s Becca Brooks quickly answered with a 3-pointer. She finished the night with four 3-pointers.
Despite Patrick Henry outscoring the Lady Bengals 55-46 in the second half, LSUE’ strong defensive showing was enough to give them the win.
Rylie James, who is 18th in the country in points scored and who is averaging 18.7 points a game, scored 30 tonight.
Brooks finished with 16 points, and Brianna Dixon had 15. Sydney Hayden scored 12, including a pair of 3-pointers.
The Lady Bengals are now 4-8 on the season and will take a break during the Christmas holiday before hitting the road on January 2 against Bossier Parish.

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