High School Sports

Mar 7, 2013 3:10 PM by AP

Vermilion Catholic Wins Thriller For 1A Title vs. West St. John

Vermillion Catholic's Kaylen Collins hit a game-winning lay-up with six seconds left as the No. 2 Lady Eagles upset top-ranked West St. John in the Louisiana Girls' 1A State Championship Game Thursday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe.

Prior to Collins' game-winning shot, Vermillion Catholic had gone scoreless from the field for 7:25 but had hit 15 consecutive points from the free-throw line in that time span.

Vermillion Catholic (28-6) overcame 25 turnovers and was 0-for-7 from beyond the arc but held the Lady Rams (29-2) without a field goal over the final 1:56.

The Lady Eagles were led by Katie Frith's 25 points while Ashailee Brailey scored 10.

West St. John was led by UL signee Jalyn Gordon's 30 points, 18 of which came off 3-point shots. Jajuan Nicholas added 10 points.

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