Sami Thomas had 23 points, and the Pickering Lady Red Devils (27-3) rallied from a one-point deficit at the end of the third quarter to defeat the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs (27-5), 69-68, Monday evening at Ville Platte High School.

Sami Thomas had 23 points, and the Pickering Lady Red Devils (27-3) rallied from a one-point deficit at the end of the third quarter to defeat the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs (27-5), 69-68, Monday evening at Ville Platte High School.
Pickering now advances to face St. Thomas Aquinas (28-5) in the semifinals, at a location to be determined.
The Lady Red Devils led 22-15 after one quarter, and 37-32 at halftime, but the Lady Bulldogs stormed back in the third, outscoring Pickering 22-16 to take a one point lead, 54-53. But Pickering recovered, outscoring Ville Platte 16-14 in the fourth quarter, to come away with the victory.
Thomas' 23 points led all scorers, and Aaliyah Sheppard finished with 14 for the Lady Red Devils. Ashley McKellar posted 13 in the victory, and Jordan Sellers added 12.
Leading scorers for Ville Platte include Breanna O'Connor with 19 points, Tyrenna Doucet with 16, Deja McKinney with 15, and Shalinda Thomas with 13.