After a rough start in the tourney, West Monroe regained its composure to put away Ponchatoula.
Faith Robinson and Makayla Glass went coast to coast on back-to-back possessions to erase a 3-0 deficit early on. The girls were tied 8-8 after a quarter of action. Turnovers aided Ponchatoula in a matchup where size heavily favored the Lady Rebels.
Ponchatoula led 14-13 in the second quarter until Dezarae Stewart regained the lead for the Lady Rebels on a fast break. West Monroe scored most of its points in the first half on fast breaks and led 21-20 at half.
The Lady Rebs opened the third with a 6-0 run before Glass hit a 3-pointer to bring West Monroe within three points. Ponchatoula still took a 28-26 lead into the fourth quarter.
Trailing 30-26, Stewart banked a 3-pointer to keep the Lady Rebels within one.
Precious Robinson’s 3-pointer midway through fourth gave West Monroe a 36-34 advantage. Faith Robinson then bullied around Ponchatoula defenders in the post to protect that lead. Robinson’s free throws allowed the Lady Rebels to lead 40-36 with two and a half minutes to go.
Faith Robinson led the Lady Rebels with 17 points, while Stewart added 11.

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