West Ouachita 61, Beekman 36
Dakota Gasca fired in six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points as West Ouachita defeated Beekman 61-36 Friday morning at the Sterlington Shootout.
Gasca came out sizzling, filling the net with a trio of trifectas as the Chiefs raced to a 20-9 first quarter lead.
Continuing the 3-point barrage in the second frame, Gasca and Tobias Owens both zapped a pair of long range shots, enabling West Ouachita to take a 40-24 edge into intermission.
Beekman outscored the Chiefs 11-10 in the third quarter behind six points from Jaquinten Killian, but trailed 41-28 heading into the final quarter.
Gasca was complemented by Owens with 14 points and Reid Guirlando with 13. Also scoring for West Ouachita (7-12) were Tanner Wise and Devan Butler with four, and D'Andre Jackson and Harrison May with two.
Playing without senior guard Daryl Seay due to injury, Beekman (3-15) received scoring contributions from only four players. Killian was a bright spot offensively with 16 points. Xavier Lewis tacked on 10, Malachi Evans nine and Keith Haynes one.
Exploiting Seay's absence, the Chiefs outscored the Tigers 24-0 from beyond the 3-point arch.
West Ouachita was 7-of-10 (70 percent) from the free throw stripe while the Tigers were 10-of-18 (55.5 percent).
Beekman ............. 5 12 11 8—36
West Ouachita .. 20 20 10 11—61
BEEKMAN (3-15) — Jaquinten Killian 16, Xavier Lewis 10, Malachi Evans 9, Keith Haynes 1.
WEST OUACHITA (7-12) — Dakota Gasca 22, Tobias Owens 14, Reid Guirlando 13, Tanner Wise 4, Devan Butler 4, D'Andre Jackson 2, Harrison May 2.
Three-point goals — Beekman 0, West Ouachita 8 (Gasca 6, Owens 2). Total fouls — Beekman 11, West Ouachita 13. Free throw shooting — Beekman 7-10, West Ouachita 10-18. Fouled out — none. Technicals — none.