- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Jennifer Clark scored 22 points to lead Mount Carmel to a 69-60 win over Destrehan in the Class 5A state championship game.

The Cubs (29-6) gradually extended a two-point halftime lead in the second half behind the scoring of guards Clark, Taylor Berry and Paige Frankiewicz.

Destrehan cut a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to four with 1:23 remaining, but Mount Carmel answered with fast break baskets by Berry and Clark to put the game away.


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Frankiewicz scored 14 points off the bench, including 11 in the third quarter, while Berry added 17.

Freshman Cara Ursin led Destrehan (32-2) with 23 points. Jasmine Morris added 14 while Jordan Dabney and Alexis Jackson scored 10 each.



Ursin scored 15 in the first half to keep Destrehan close at 32-30, but was held to a single field goal attempt in the third quarter as Mount Carmel pulled away.

Frankiewicz made all three of her 3-point attempts in the third quarter to spark a 17-7 run that put the Cubs in control.

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