BATON ROUGE - The Walker Wildcats won one and lost two last week at the Episcopal Boys Invitational Tournament.
Walker opened the round-robin event with a 41-32 win over the host Knights, but then lost at the buzzer, 53-50 to McKinley, followed by a 73-54 setback at the hands of two-time defending state Class 2A champions St. Thomas Aquinas.
Walker 41 Episcopal 32
Down 21-18 at halftime, Walker outscored Episcopal 12-2 in the third period and maintained their cushion over the final eight minutes to post a 9-point win over the host Knights.
Senior Brennon Severio led the Wildcats with 11 points, followed by fellow senior guard Mark Moss with nine and junior Eric Carter with seven.
Freshman Bryan Bridgewater was high-scorer for Episcopal with 13 points.
Walker 12 6 12 11 - 41
Episcopal 13 8 2 9 - 32
WALKER: Brennon Severio 11, Mark Moss 9, Eric Carter 7, Shane Grayer 6, Leroy Williams 4, Cole Bass 2, Tevin Perkins 2. EPISCOPAL: (high scorer) Bryan Bridgewater 13.
McKinley 53 Walker 50
Jon Bond drilled a game-winning 3-point bucket at the buzzer, as McKinley nipped Walker 53-50. The contest was nip-and-tuck throughout, with the Wildcats holding a slim 23-21 edge at halftime. Brennon Severio was high-scorer for Walker with 15 points, followed by jeremy Porter with nine, Leroy Williams eight and Didrik Versland six. Darly Milburn paced the Panthers with 25 points.
Walker 11 12 14 13 - 50
McKinley 11 10 15 15 - 53
WALKER: Brennon Severio 15, Jeremy Porter 9, Leroy Williams 8, Didrik Versland 6, Mark Moss 5, Tevin Perkins 3, Eric Carter 3, Kyron Scott 1. MCKINLEY: (high scorer): Daryl Milburn 25.
St. Thomas 73 Walker 54
St. Thomas Aquinas blasted out to a 20-point lead in the opening the period, and maintained it, although Walker played head-to-head with the Falcons over the final three periods. Junior Gabe Brewer and senior Brennon Severio led Walker's effort with 11 points apiece, while Eric Carter chipped in with nine and Tevin Perkins six.
Zay Jackson and Brock Duncon powered STA with 23 and 21 points respectively.
Walker 5 18 13 18 - 54
St. Thomas 25 22 10 16 - 73
WALKER: Gabe Brewer 11, Brennon Severio 11, Eric Carter 9, Tevin Perkins 6, Leroy Williams 5, Kylun Byrd 4, Jeremy Porter 4, Didrik Versland 3, Mark Moss 1. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: (high scorers): Zay Jackson 23, Brock Duncan 21.
Courtesy Livingston Parish News