Smith has second triple-double of the season as PCA pounds Prairie View

Published 10:20 pm Saturday, January 20, 2024

Triple-doubles are hard to come by in high school basketball — unless Jae’la Smith is involved.

The Porter’s Chapel Academy senior had her second triple-double of the season with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals as the Lady Eagles rolled to a 74-31 victory over Prairie View Academy on Saturday.

Smith narrowly missed an even rarer quadruple-double, as she finished with eight assists. She made three 3-pointers while going 12-for-23 from the floor. She was 6-for-7 at the free throw line.

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Smith also had a triple-double against Union Christian on Dec. 15.

Lauren Madison had a double-double for PCA (11-0, 5-0 MAIS District 4-3A) on Saturday, with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Sophie Masterson finished with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Marley Bufkin contributed five points.

Avery Wallace and Allison Wilmore scored 10 points apiece for Prairie View.

PCA built a 35-17 lead by halftime and was not threatened at all in the second half as it remained undefeated.

Boys
Porter’s Chapel 69, Prairie View 59
Ty Mack had his second double-double in as many nights, finishing with 27 points, 11 rebounds and four steals to lead Porter’s Chapel’s boys’ team past Prairie View.

Mack scored 12 of his points in the third quarter, when PCA outscored Prairie View 18-10 to take the lead for good.

Noah Porter finished with 15 points for the Eagles (10-3, 4-1 District 4-3A), while Taylor Labarre had 12 points and four steals. Gavin White also scored six points.

Tollan Wallace led Prairie View with a game-high 33 points.