Denham Springs will face Mount Carmel on Friday for the LHSAA Girls 5A Basketball championship after upsetting top-seed Mandeville 47-35 Tuesday night in Hammond.
The Lady Jackets grabbed a 10-5 first quarter lead and never looked back, handing the Lady Skippers (30-2) just their second loss all season. Christina Canale led Denham Springs with 16 points, while Caroline Taylor and Maia Robinson chipped in nine points each.
Denham Springs (30-3) extended its lead to 25-14 at the half and Mandeville never got closer than seven points in the second half. The Skippers only made four of 23 three-point attempts and shot just 20.8 percent from the field in the game.
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