ALEXANDRIA, La (KALB) - For the past two seasons, ASH has won over Pineville in every meeting. However, this year's Red River Rivalry ended a bit differently.
"It's huge," head coach Tiffany Edmondson said. "This was win number 20, and the program hasn't had 20 wins in 5 years and this was a goal of ours," she added.
In the first half, everything was sinking for the Lady Rebels. However, ASH hit a new gear after the Lady Trojans' Lainey Bergeron knocked down a three to cut Pineville's lead 46-43.
"First quarter, I thought we started out well playing our style of game," Edmondson said. "But then the crowd gets a little bit bigger and it gets a little warmer, and I think we rushed ourselves and didn't play the way we know we can play," she added.
One of the stars of the show was Jaslyn Smith who helped the Lady Rebels win 65-59 over ASH.
"It feels great," Smith said. "We knew we had to come in with a straight mindset and focus and we did," she added.
"Jas is one of the most athletic players that we've had. She's an incredible track star. Her athleticism is huge on the defensive end," Edmondson said.
"We just have to stay focused like we did with ash and be ready for what's to come," Smith said.
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