Sterlington Lady Panthers' basketball update:

Destiny Willis scored eight of her 15 points in the fourth quarter as Lake Providence trimmed visiting Sterlington 47-45 on Tuesday night.

Rallying from a 14-5 first quarter deficit, the LP Lady Panthers held a slim 21-20 lead at halftime. The game was tied at 31 at the end of three.

Kojerin Hawkins led Lake Providence with 17 points.

Alayah Mitchell was high scorer for SHS (12-9, 1-3) with 18 points, followed by LaTasha English with 10, Meshana English with nine, Jasmyne Washington with seven and Bronwyn Pepper with two.
Sterlington went to the free throw 28 times, but converted only 16.

“We fought hard all the way through, but we missed too many layups and free throws,” Sterlington coach Darlene Eubanks said. “Lake Providence had a lot of height.”

In Friday night's 57-41 loss at Homer, the Lady Panthers received scoring contributions from only three players. Alayah Mitchell poured in 23 points, LaTasha English had 16 and Bronwyn Pepper two.

“For this team to be successful, we're going to have to have everybody scoring and everybody playing defense,” Eubanks said. “We are improving. Our turnovers are decreasing, but our field goal percentage is not too good right now. We've been taking steps in practice the past couple of days to try to improve on that.”