By Roger Glynn
Kadeem Allen scored 15 points to lead West Jefferson to a 51-33 victory over Northshore in the Fontainebleau Tournament on Thursday.
Allen had 12 points as the Buccaneers raced to a 24-14 halftime lead.
Northshore (3-6) was held to 11-of-51 shooting, 20 percent.
"We just couldn't make the open shots," Northshore Coach Joe Tollis said. "We have got to make those shots. They had too many athletes, and we just couldn't match up against them."
West Jefferson (5-5) trailed 3-0 before scoring 10 consecutive points by the 4:22 mark of the first quarter.
"We're getting better," West Jefferson Coach Rusty Jones said. "We missed some shots, but we are getting our football players back into the mix. I hope by district we will be playing better."
The Panthers closed to 40-32 on a three-point play by Jared Thompson with 2:48 remaining.
West Jefferson finished e on an 11-1 run for the final margin.
FONTAINEBLEAU 49, ST. PAUL'S 43:
Quin Cooper scored 32 points to lead the Bulldogs over the Wolves at the tournament.
Cooper made 19 of 21 free-throw attempts, including 15 of 16 in the fourth quarter.
Fontainebleau (8-3) made 22 of 28 free-throw attempts, including 18 of 22 in the fourth quarter.
St. Paul's (2-7) never led. Jonathan Schoen's three-pointer cut the Bulldogs' lead to 29-25 with 7:07 remaining. Schoen led the Wolves with 13 points, and Will Gensler added 12.
Derek Arnold made a three- pointer to cut the deficit to 46-43 with 13.7 seconds remaining.
Richard Bienvenu scored 10 points for the Bulldogs.
MANDEVILLE 65, PEARL RIVER 38:
Zach Adema scored 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead the Skippers over the Rebels at the tournament.
HOSPITAL RELEASES DOTSON : Fontainebleau Junior point guard Quinn Dotson was released from the hospital Thursday. "He's going to be OK," said Bulldogs Coach Barry Dotson, Quinn's father. "He suffered a concussion but has memory up until the fall and three to five minutes after the fall. I really want to thank Pearl River's (Cody Hall) for coming by the hospital."
Courtesy of the Times Picayune