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Amite teams down East Feliciana

Caleb Lay/Daily Star

ABOVE THE FRAY -- Amite's Devonta Lee rises above several East Feliciana defenders to take a short jumper Wednesday.

Both Amite basketball squads dropped the East Feliciana squads at home on Wednesday. The Lady Warriors ran away with their game with by a whopping 70 points in an 80-10 victory while the Warriors ground down the Tigers in a more defense-oriented 55-43 win.

The girls game started off with Amite using a press to force turnovers early, and the Lady Tigers had no answer for it which led to numerous turnovers and Amite jumping out to quick 19-0 lead before the Lady Warriors called off the press.

Despite Amite subbing out all of the starters with a couple of minutes left in the first quarter, the Lady Tigers were unable to score in the opening period, and Amite led 32-0.

The second quarter started out similarly, with Amite putting more points on the board until East Feliciana hit a three-pointer to cut the lead to 42-3 and stop a shutout with five minutes left in the half. Amite subbed out the starters again and got up 48-3 when the Lady Tigers scored five unanswered points in the last two minutes of the second quarter to go into halftime down 48-8.

In the third quarter, Amite put its starting five back on the floor scored 18 unanswered points before getting pulled with three minutes left in the third quarter. The Lady Warriors closed out the remaining 11 minutes of the game and pulled off an impressive 80-10 victory.

Eleven of the Lady Warriors scored in the contest, and Whitley Franklin led all scorers with 20 points.

The boys game was a bit different, with both teams relying on a couple of crucial runs to score points in bunches. Both sides struggled to gain an edge early on and, at the end of the first quarter, Amite led 12-10. In the second quarter both defenses clamped down hard, but the Warriors were able to outscore the Tigers 9-5 in the quarter to go into halftime with a 21-15 lead.

In the second half, East Feliciana came alive starting the third quarter off with 10-0 run through the first five minutes to gain a 25-21 lead.

The Warriors came back to life after a timeout and went on a run of their own to close out the quarter with 11 unanswered points and a 32-25 lead.

The final quarter was competitive, but Amite never gave up the lead, eventually cruising to a 55-43 lead after making key free throws down the stretch.