Thursday, December 17, 2009

Westgate Blasts Livonia 91-47

Westgate’s Kendrick Porter goes up
for a basket over a Livonia defender
 on Tuesday. WHS won, 91-47.

After watching the Livonia Wildcats jump out to a 7-3 lead in the first quarter of his team’s home opener, Westgate boys’ basketball head coach Oliver Winston decided to turn up the defensive pressure on his counterpart, Troy Green, Tuesday night.


The Tigers’ defensive pressure forced the Wildcats into 32 turnovers and WHS outscored Livonia 91-47 to improve their record to 7-3 on the young basketball season. D’Nerious Antoine and Brandon Malveaux led the Tigers with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Duval Jackson and Kendrick Porter scored 10 points each for the Tigers.

After stealing the ball away from Livonia on two consecutive plays for easy scores, WHS took the lead for good at the 5:27 mark of the first quarter after Joshua Boutte threw down a two-handed dunk that got the home crowd on its feet, prompting Green to call a time out.

“I knew if we get into a running game with them we were going to commit some turnovers,” Green said following the game. “I just did not know we were going to commit that many turnovers.”

Throughout the first and second quarter the Tigers’ defense continued to apply pressure despite regularly substituting the first and second teams. That same defensive pressure turned into easy transition points for the home team and Westgate led 54-34 at halftime.

“It’s always good to win your home opener,” Winston said. “But we are not where we need to be yet. We are not as consistent as we should be on offense and defensively we will get better once the kids get their basketball legs. We need to improve every week.”

Westgate (9-4) continued to apply its full court pressure defense after halftime and the Tigers continued to get layup after layup after layup before the officials sent the game to running time.

“Hats off to Westgate, they can play,” Green said. “They are one of the best teams in the state right now and they are only going to get better. We were playing without our two best players, Ivory Slaughter and Xavier Joseph, and our players still played hard. They did not quit and I am proud of them.”

Arkel Paul and Dontre Ruffin led Livonia with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

The loss sent the Wildcats to 6-8 on the year.

Courtesy of the Daily Iberian

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Great Video Feature from TheScoutVision.com featuring Christian Life Academy

Langston Galloway(left) Patrick Robinson (right) and Head Coach Carlo Maggio (below)



This is a great video feature from The Scout Vision featuring Christian Life Academy and their coach Carlo Maggio and two of their senior leaders in St. Joe's signee Langston Galloway and Northwestern State(La.) signee Patrick Robinson. This feature includes three interviews of the previous mentioned people along with some clips of shoot-around, the cheerleaders, pre-game warm-ups and highlights of Monday night's game featuring 1A Christian Life Academy vs. 2A The Dunham School.

North Central defeat's Beau Chene at Francis Singleton Tourney: Joseph Charles scored 32 in the loss

Despite leading Beau Chene with a game high
32 points and five 3's, Joseph Charles and the
 Gators lose by 8 to North Central in the finals

PRAIRIE BASSE — The North Central Hurricanes winners in the 2009 version of the Francis Singleton Memorial Tournament that finished Sunday at Beau Chene High.


The Hurricanes won the boys championship with a 68-61 win over over host Beau Chene in the final game.
"Everything went very well for the tournament," Beau Chene boys coach Roy Young said. "We real good competition and pretty good crowds."

North Central's boys utilized the scoring from three primary sources to subdue the host team. Julian Tatman finished off a spectacular tournament with 16 points to equal Jamal Doucet, who also had a team-high 16 points in the win.

Jerome Wilson also played a key role with 14 points.

The individual star of the boys final game, though, was Beau Chene's Joseph Charles in a losing cause with 32 points, behind five 3-pointers.

"It was a good game," Young said. "It was nip and tuck. We decided to slow it down and go to the delay game. The problem is that we didn't make any free throws down the stretch. We missed something like six straight free throws and that really hurt us."

"North Central was able to get into transition and made some baskets. Like I expected, North Central was really good. They're strong year-in and year-out."


Courtesy of the Opelousas Daily World

St. Landry Parish Tournament set for Wednesday

Joseph Charles will lead Beau Chene this week

The battle for St. Landry Parish supremacy is just days away as the St. Landry Parish Tournament is all set to get under way on Wednesday at Northwest High School.

The Beau Chene Lady Gators and North Central Hurricanes are the respective top seeds in the girls and boys' tournament and will both receive first-round byes in the 7-team tournaments.

The tournament will be played over four days with Saturday providing the championship games for the girls and boys.

The girls' finals will begin at 5 p.m. while the boys' finals will take place at 6:30 p.m.

The Lady Gators will enter the tournament as the top seed after a strong run in their own Francis Singleton Memorial Tournament this past weekend.

Beau Chene will have a first-round bye before facing the Northwest-Westminster winner in the semifinals.

Opelousas High is the No. 2 seed and will take on Eunice in the first round at 6 p.m. on Thursday. North Central and Port Barre will play at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the other first-round game, with the winner advancing to play the OHS-Eunice winner in the semifinals at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

On the boys' side, the North Central Hurricanes will serve as the top seed in the tournament and receive the pass into the semifinals.

North Central will await the Beau Chene-Eunice winner. Beau Chene and Eunice will face off at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Port Barre is the No. 2 seed and will face Westminster in the first round at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The winner of that game will face the OHS-Northwest winner at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Admission to the tournament is $6 per day

Basketball heating up at Pine Prairie High School

By: LANCE REED

Sports Editor

There is lots of round ball action going on at Pine Prairie High School right now. The Panthers are coming off of two tough losses to Jena High School, but are also getting ready to host the Pine Prairie Invitational Basketball Tournament.

The Lady Panthers fell to the Lady Giants of Jena 60-49. Pine Prairie held a lead going into halftime, 27-24.

The JHS girls turned it on in the second half, out-scoring the local girls 36-22. The Lady Panthers fought hard against their Class 3A opponent, but could not overcome the second-half surge.

Chelsey Rider led the team with 16 points, including nine points in the second period. Kassidy Crawford chipped in with 12 points in the contest.

The PPHS boys slipped in a nail-biter to the Giants. Pine Prairie came out strong and traded buckets throughout the entire first half. They were down 22-24 at the intermission, but still very much in the game.

The see-saw battle continued in the second half all the way to the buzzer. The Giants electrified their home crowd with a game-winning shot with very little time left on the clock.

Kelly Allison led the Panthers with 15 points, while Corey Ardoin put up 12 points. Kendall Celestine ended the night with nine points.

The Panthers traveled to Rapides High School Friday night.

The PPHS Invitation begins this Wedenesday night at Pine Prairie High School. The girls get things started first at 3:30 p.m. when the host team meets St. Ed’s. At 5 p.m., Sacred Heart will take on Northwood.

The boy’s bracket gets started at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Northwood meets Sacred Heart and then Pine Prairie faces off against Pickering at 8 p.m.

Thursday the action continues. The boys get on the court first. St. Ed’s and Bunkie meet at 3:30 p.m. The winner of that game plays Rapides Friday at 8 p.m.

In the girl’s bracket, St. Mary’s and Pickering High School collide at 5 p.m. That game will be followed by a match-up between the Lady Panthers of Bunkie and the Lady Mustangs of Rapides.

The finals will take place Saturday at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys).

Courtesy of the Ville Platte Today

Baton Rouge Area Box Scores from Last Friday night until this monday Night

Boys basketball


Christian Life 75, Dunham 31

Dunham 4 9 9 9—31
Christian Life 19 20 18 18—75

SCORING: DUNHAM: T. Celestine 11, J. Caine 7, J. Honore 5, J. Lang 3, K. Planchard 2, D. Butler 2, H. Kinchen 1; CHRISTIAN LIFE: P. Robinson 18, L. Galloway 16, K. Knight 12, M. Tomeny 11, A. Prince 8, F. Bartley 4, C. Self 4, M. Bell 2.

3-POINT GOALS: Dunham 1 (Honore); Christian Life 6 (Robinson 4, Galloway, Tomeny)
RECORDS: Christian Life 11-1
JUNIOR VARSITY: CLA 46, Dunham 33

Ellender 82, Terrebonne 69

Ellender 23 24 15 20—82
Terrebonne 21 20 10 18—69

SCORING: ELLENDER: T. Lewis 29, D. Parfait 12, H. Chatman 12, R. Ward 7, C. Staidum 7, K. Dixon 5, D. Jones 5, J. Wheaton 3, T. Alexander 1; TERREBONNE: J. Brown 17, R. Williams 16, D. Austin 15, D. Brown 11, M. Williams 8, D. Bolden 2.

3-POINT GOALS: Ellender 4 (Parfait 2, Staidum, Ward); Terrebonne 4 (Austin 3, M. Williams)
RECORDS: Ellender 11-2

Scotlandville 55, Belaire 43

Scotlandville 15 13 8 19—55
Belaire 10 9 13 11—43

SCORING: SCOTLANDVILLE: J. Thomas 27, D. Washington 11, L. Wright 6, T. Lee 5, T. Fortune 4, D. Basile 2; BELAIRE: C. Taylor 12, D. Copeland 10, D. Martin 8, D. Harris 5, J. Jackson 4, J. York 2, M. Dyson 2.

3-POINT GOALS: Scotlandville 5 (Washington 3, Fortune, Wright); Belaire 2 (Martin 2)
RECORDS: Belaire 7-7
JUNIOR VARSITY: Scotlandville 47, Belaire 33

Zachary 90, West Feliciana 51

West Feliciana 18 10 10 13—51
Zachary 24 31 24 11—90

SCORING: WEST FELICIANA: B. Cobb 16, D. Dawson 10, D. Morrison 9, M. Cummings 5, K. Davis 4, B. Reed 3, B. Brooks 3, C. Dawson 1; ZACHARY: T. Mims 19, M. Wright 19, J. Washington 14, R. James 8, D. Moss 7, K. Johnson 4, T. Smart 4, C. Gibbs 4, R. Bowman 3, L. Cage 3, E. Finister 2, T. Claypole 2.

3-POINT GOALS: West Feliciana 0; Zachary 4 (Wright 2, Bowman, Moss)
JUNIOR VARSITY: Zachary 63, West Feliciana 18

Boys basketball


Ellender 65, H.L. Bourgeois 54

Ellender 12 20 20 12—65
H.L. Bourgeois 11 8 20 15—54

SCORING: ELLENDER: T. Lewis 16, D. Parfait 11, D. Jones 10, K. Dixon 9, J. Wheaton 7, R. Ward 4, C. Staidum 3, H. Chatman 3, J. Navy 2; HL BOURGEOIS: D. Anderson 17, D. Ward 17, T. Amaker 7, K. Ray 6, P. Jackson 5, D. Kemp 2

3-POINT GOALS: Ellender 7 (Parfait 3, Dixon 2, Stadium, Chatman); H.L. Bourgeois 5 (Anderson 3, Jackson, Amaker)

RECORDS: Ellender 10-2

McKinley 47, O.P. Walker 45

O.P. Walker 12 16 11 6—45
McKinley 16 14 10 7—47

SCORING: MCKINLEY: D. Millburn 20, J. Bond 20, J. Kelly 5, C. Bailey 2; O.P. WALKER: Scoring Unavailable

3-POINT GOALS: McKinley 3 (Milburn 3)
RECORDS: McKinley 5-7

Westgate 78, St. Thomas More 59

St. Thomas More 24 14 17 4—59
Westgate 24 24 19 11—78

SCORING: ST. THOMAS MORE: X. Blackburn 19, R. Brown 16, J. Vining 9, J. LeBlanc 8, B. Veazey 3, C. Domingue 2, B. Brodhead 2; WESTGATE: J. Boutte 19, S. Colbert 13, A. Worgo 11, F. Joseph 9, B. Malveaux 8, D. Thomas 6, J. Jophus 5, K. Portier 3, D. Jackson 2, D. Antoine 2.

3-POINT GOALS: St. Thomas More 10 (Brown 4, Vining 3, LeBlanc 2, Veazey); Westgate 6 (Colbert 3, Thomas 2, Worgu)

RECORDS: St. Thomas More: 6-8

Episcopal Round Robin
At Episcopal
Boys

E.D. White 35, Ascension Catholic 20

Team Leaders: E.D. WHITE: P. Lyons 15; ASCENSION: M. Pearce 12
Halftime: E.D. White 16, Ascension 12

East Iberville 63, Family Christian 48

Team Leaders: EAST IBERVILLE: D. Richardson 19, M. Johnson 18, A. Nelson 11; FAMILY CHRISTIAN: T. Ray 16, M. Landry 15

Halftime: East Iberville 33, Family Christian 33

Episcopal 58, Brusly 39

Team Leaders: EPISCOPAL: B. Bridgewater 26; Brusly: D. Jackson 16, C. Rryer 13

Halftime: Episcopal 35, Brusly 28

University 84, Ecole CLASSIQUE 63

Team Leaders: UNIVERSITY: Stanley 18, Mims 18, Monk 14, Daughtem 11, Richard 11; ECOLE CLASSIQUE: Donnelly 23, Hyde 19, Rubon 16

Halftime: University 33, Ecole Classique 30

Charles T. Kinsley Memorial
At Central High
Boys

Championship Game

Central 54, Natchitoches Central 52

Team Leaders: CENTRAL. We. Briscoe 19, J.Veals 14; NATCHITOCHES: K. Aaron 13

Halftime: Central 31, Natchitoches Central 26

Third place game

Destrehan 78, Redemptorist 42

Team Leaders: DESTREHAN: R. Derbes 13, B.J. Singleton 13, K. Fagan 11, K. Smith 10; REDEMPTORIST: G. McGhee 12

Halftime: Destrehan 43, Redemptorist 16

Consolation Final

Denham Springs 51, Belaire 47

Team Leaders: DENHAM SPRINGS: R. Lathers 22; BELAIRE: D. Harris 14, D. Martin 10

Halftime: Belaire 20, Denham Springs 17

Fifth Place Game

Zachary 62, Broadmoor 57

Team Leaders: ZACHARY: T. Mims 20, M. Wright 19; BROADMOOR: Co. Barnes 15, E. Ventress 13, Cu. Barnes 11

Halftime: Zachary 33, Broadmoor 30

All Tournament Team


C. Barnes, Broadmoor; M. Wright, Zachary; R. Lathers, Denham Springs; D. Copeland, Belaire; G. McGhee, Redemptorist; B.J. Singleton, Destrehan ; C. Mitchell, Natchitoches Central; D. Burton, Natchitoches Central; J. Veals, Central; W. Briscoe, Central


Sportsmanship Award: Brock Poydras, Central
Best Defense: Kendrick Aaron, Natchitoches Central
MVP: Wes Briscoe, Central

Walker Invitational

At Walker
Boys
Friday

Holden 66, Live Oak 57

Team leaders: HOLDEN: J. Bordelon 30, M. Woods 14; LIVE OAK: E. Crain 12.
Halftime: Holden 26, Live Oak 21

Saturday
Third place game
Walker 57, Grand Isle 55

Team leaders: WALKER: G. Brewer 22, E. Carter 11; GRAND ISLE: W. Scioneaux 30, S. Terrebonne 16.

Halftime: Walker 25, Grand Isle 25.

Championship Game

Dunham 57, Springfield 48

Team Leaders: DUNHAM: J. Taine 19, J. Honore 14, K. Planchard 11; SPRINGFIELD: C. McKigney 13, C. Scott 10, K. Henderson 10

Halftime: Dunham 35, Springfield 23

Boys basketball

Adams County 39,
Silliman 37

Adams County Christian 12 9 8 10—39
Silliman 7 10 7 13—37

SCORING: ADAMS COUNTY CHRISTIAN: L. Swinny 15, D. Gaudan 11, D. Johnson 10, J. Moffett 3; SILLIMAN: C. Donze 17, A. Gayle 7, T. Hornsby 5, N. Kelly 5, N. Ohlinger 3.

3-POINT GOALS: ADAMS COUNTY CHRISTIAN 1 (Swinny); SILLIMAN 1 (Gayle).
RECORDS: Silliman: 5-6, (District 5AA MAIS 0-1); Adams County Christian: (District 0-1).
JUNIOR VARSITY: Silliman 45, Adams County Christian 11.

Centreville 53,
Central Private 44

Centreville 20 7 15 11—53
Central Private 14 14 611—44

SCORING: CENTREVILLE: J. Dezendorf 22, B. Jelks 11, C. Lockwood 10, E. Noland 6, J. Doughty 4; CENTRAL PRIVATE: L. Wicker 18, J. Young 10, C. Behrns 10, C. White 4, M. Wallace 3.

3-POINT GOALS: CENTREVILLE: 5 (Dezendorf 3, Jelks 2); CENTRAL PRIVATE: 6 (Behrns 2, Wicker 3, Young 1).
RECORDS: Central Private 0-1 in district; Centreville 2-0 in district.

Christian Life 81,
Pointe Coupee Central 56

Christian Life 17 20 19 25—81
Pointe Coupee Central 6 17 16 17—56

SCORING: CHRISTIAN LIFE: C. Self 19, P. Robinson 17, A. Prince 13, M. Tomeny 13, C. Knight 13, M. Bell 4, F. Bartley 2; POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL: B. Cobb 22, I. Lewis 9, R. Franklin 9, B. Martin 4, J. Young 4, M. Tolliver 2, D. Bellazain 2.

3-POINT GOALS: CHRISTIAN LIFE 3 (Prince 2, Robinson 1); POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL 3 (Cobb 3).
RECORDS: Christian Life: 11-1; Pointe Coupee Central: 9-2.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Christian Life 50, Pointe Coupee Central 43

Doyle 58, Loranger 40

Loranger 4 8 13 15—40
Doyle 12 14 8 12—58

SCORING: LORANGER: M. Lamb 12, J. King 10, T. Sims 7, M. Cox 7, J. Brazil 4; DOYLE: K. Sibley 15, L. Jones 12, P. Cotton 11, C. Sibley 11, B. Willie 9, T. Bencaz 2.

3-POINT GOALS: LORANGER 3 (Lamb 2, Brazil 1); DOYLE 3 (Cotton 2, K. Sibley 1).
JUNIOR VARSITY: Doyle 34, Loranger 32.

French Settlement 76, Maurepas 59

Maurepas 8 10 15 26—59
French Settlement 16 30 14 16—76

SCORING: MAUREPAS: D. Gill 25, K. Scivique 17, R. Bercegeay 12, A. Johnson 3, M. Thornton 2; FRENCH SETTLEMENT: R. Keller 34, D. Cadby 11, H. Averett 11, B. Noto 7, B. Verbois 5, C. Guitreau 4, J. McMorris 2, A. Simoneaux 2.

3-POINT GOALS: Maurepas 4 (Scivique 2, Gill 2); French Settlement 11 (Keller 6, Averett 3, Verbois, Noto)
RECORDS: Maurepas 10-8; French Settlement 2-10

Hosanna Christian 53, Catholic-Pointe Coupee 50

Hosanna 12 17 9 15—53
Catholic-Pointe Coupee 13 7 14 16—50

SCORING: HOSANNA: Q. Mcguire 26, Z. Townley 11, J. Matthews 6, R. Thompson 3, S. Mgo 3, B. Williams 2, J. Martin 2; CATHOLIC-PC: D. Lorio 17, S. Boudreaux 15, S. Hilliard 10, C. Littleton 8.

3-POINT GOALS: HOSANNA: 2 (Mcquire 1, Thompson 1); CATHOLIC-PC: 1 (Lorio).
RECORDS: Hosanna 15-6; Catholic-PC 1-8.

Port Allen 58, Baker 52

Baker 11 12 16 13—52
Port Allen 17 10 14 17—58

SCORING: PORT ALLEN: T. Washington 28, D. Payne 12, M. Parker 10, L. Parker 6, D. Williams 2; BAKER: M. Williams 20, C. Grear 14, E. Brown 12, J. Rogers 3, T. Ely 2, L. Leduff 1.

3-POINT GOALS: PORT ALLEN: 1 (Washington); BAKER: 2 (Rogers 1, Brown 1).
RECORDS: Port Allen 8-4.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Baker 56, Port Allen 55.

Episcopal Round Robin

At Episcopal High School
Boys

Family Christian 48,
Ecole Classique 43

Team leaders: FAMILY CHRISTIAN: T. Ray 14, M. Horton 14, M. Landry 11; ECOLE CLASSIQUE: Hyde 26.
Halftime: FCA 15, Ecole Classique 11.

E.D. White 58, Brusly 47

Team leaders: E.D. WHITE: T. Guidry 13, J. Frye 10; BRUSLY: D. Jackson 20, K. Purnell 10.
Halftime: E.D. White 27, Brusly 17.

Episcopal 70, East Iberville 65

Team leaders: EPISCOPAL: B. Bridgewater 28; EAST IBERVILLE: D. Richardson 24, M. Johnson 14, S. Ballores 10.
Halftime: Episcopal 33, East Iberville 27.

Ascension Catholic 56, University 45

Team leaders: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: M. Dominique 22, J. Pizzolato 10; UNIVERSITY: L. Richard 12, S. Mayes 10.
Halftime: Ascension Catholic 31, U-High 14.

Kinsley Memorial
At Central High School
Boys

Central 83, Redemptorist 59

Team leaders: CENTRAL: B. Poydras 19, J. Vails 14, L. Turner 11; REDEMPTORIST: Harris 18, McGee 14, Talbert 11, Shelby 10.
Halftime score: Central 54, Redemptorist 33.

Belaire 46, Barbe 35

Team leaders: Belaire: B. Martin 12, D. Copeland 11; BARBE: Johnson 12, Tezeno 10.
Halftime Score: Belaire 16, Barbe 21.
Denham Springs 58, Tara 49

Team leaders: DENHAM SPRINGS: Lathers 20, Watkins 12, Ethridge 11; TARA: Kirke 22, Broome 11.
Halftime score: Denham Springs 21, Tara 25.

Zachary 52, Woodlawn 42

Team leaders: ZACHARY: Wright 17, Bowman 11; WOODLAWN: McFerrin 15.
Halftime score: Zachary 30, Woodlawn 18.

Lee College
At Baytown, Texas
Boys

St. Thomas More 55,
Goose Creek Memorial (Texas) 40

Team leaders: ST. THOMAS MORE: R. Brown 13, J. Vining 13; GOOSE CREEK: C. Louis 14.
Halftime: STM 24, Goose Creek 18.

Scotlandville Challenge
At Istrouma High School
Boys

Northside 52, St. Amant 37

Team Leaders: NORTHSIDE: T. Montgomery 21, N. Syrie 12; ST. AMANT: S. Fulkerson 18.
Halftime Score: Northside 28, St. Amant 21.

Istrouma 65, Scotlandville 63 (OT)

Team Leaders: ISTROUMA: R. Knox 18, R. Mcghee 16, J. Jackson 11; SCOTLANDVILLE: L. Wright 18, D. Washington 15, Z. Basil 12, J. Thomas 10.
Halftime Score: Scotlandville 37, Istrouma 29.

Walker

At Walker High School
Boys

Dunham 68, Walker 67

TEAM LEADERS — Dunham: D. Butler 35, J. Caine 16, K. Planchard 12; WALKER: E. Carter 12, B. Severio 10, D. Versland 16.

Halftime score — Dunham 29, Walker 29.
Record — Dunham 9-2.

Dutchtown 61, Capitol 41

Capitol 9 7 10 15—41
Dutchtown 10 17 19 15—61

SCORING: CAPITOL: D. Hughes 10, R. Wright 8, B. Mack 6, M. Sibley 6, H. Paul 3, R. Stansberry 2, J. Harden 2, S. Winters 2, D. Hicks 2; DUTCHTOWN: S. Burgess 24, T. Cushenberry 12, D. Williams 9, D. Ester 9, J. Biagas 4, J. Williams 3.

3-POINT GOALS: Capitol 5 (Sibley 2, Hughes 2, Paul); Dutchtown 4 (Cushenberry 2, D. Williams, Burgess)

RECORDS: Dutchtown 3-4
JUNIOR VARSITY: Dutchtown 55, Capitol 26

Episcopal Round Robin

At Episcopal High School
Boys

Episcopal 67, Family Christian 41

Team leaders: EPISCOPAL: B. Bridgewater 21, R. Peterson 14, C. Plattsmier 12; FAMILY CHRISTIAN: T. Ray 14, Q. Jones 11.

Halftime: Episcopal 35, FCA 18

Ecole Classique 57, Ascension Catholic 42

Team leaders: ECOLE CLASSIQUE: Ruben 19, Hyde 14, Donnelly 11; ASCENSION CATHOLIC: M. Pearce 9.

Halftime: Ecole Classique 32, ACHS 22

E.D. White 49, East Iberville 47, OT

Team leaders: E.D. WHITE: Bourgeois 14; EAST IBERVILLE: Ballons 14, Johnson 13, Richardson 13.

Halftime: East Iberville 19, E.D. White 14
End of regulation: E.D. White 42, East Iberville 42

Brusly 61, University 51

Team leaders: BRUSLY: D. Jackson 18, K. Purnell 10; UNIVERSITY: L. Richard 20, D. Monk 17.

Halftime: Brusly 30, University 21

Scotlandville Challenge

At Istrouma
Boys

Istrouma 45, St. Amant 28

Team leaders: ISTROUMA: R. Knox 14; ST. AMANT: S. Fulkerson 12.
Halftime: Istrouma 14, St. Amant 8

Scotlandville 48, Northside 44

Team leaders: SCOTLANDVILLE: L. Wright 16, D. Washington 14, J. Thomas 12; NORTHSIDE: T. Montgomery 13.

Halftime: Northside 23, Scotlandville 19

Newman Invitational


Brother Martin 56, Catholic 47

Team leaders: CHS: C. Ferrera 11, T. Breaux 10; BM: P. Swilling 20, Berger 11.

Halftime: Brother Martin 26, Catholic 17

Southwood boys end Huntington drought

By Lee Hiller • Special to The Times

Southwood finally broke through after four years of falling short to Huntington as the Cowboys defeated the Raiders 91-68 Friday night at the Gold Dome.


Dean Johns hit on eight 3-point field goals en route to scoring 31 points for Southwood. Michael Davis added 17 points, Jeff Latin 14 points and Kevin Daniels had 10 for the Cowboys, now 8-2 on the year.

Jarrod Farmer led the way for Huntington (6-7) with 22 points and Kevin Bell chipped in 14.

PLAIN DEALING 52, AIRLINE 45: At Airline, the Lions outscored the host Vikings 19-11 in the final quarter to post the win.

Dordarrius Gill led Plain Dealing with 14 points and Yondarius Johnson pitched in with 12 points.

Leon Carswell II was the only Airline player in double digits with 11 points.

Waskom Tournament

LOYOLA 81, TENAHA, TEXAS 61: The Flyers rallied past the Tigers to advance to the finals and will play for a third consecutive Waskom Tournament title today.

Loyola fell behind 28-16 after one quarter but pulled to within 38-36 at the half and led 60-51 heading into the final period.

The Flyers got double-doubles from Justin Harris (30 points and 10 rebounds) and Trevino Martin (22 points and 10 rebounds) and Josh Bates added 11 points. Loyola plays Waskom at 5 p.m. in the championship game.

Calvary Tournament

CALVARY 62, NEVILLE 55, OT: The Cavaliers needed an extra period and a big night from Ron Richardson to get past the Tigers of Monroe. Richardson's 23 points led all scorers for Calvary and Tim Thompson posted 10 points.

MINDEN 83, CAPTAIN SHREVE 61: A.J. Shine led three Tide players that hit for double figure scoring with 22 points, T.J. Stanley was next with 15 points and Jay Beavers 12. Jarrius Marshall led the Gators with 21 points.

NORTHWOOD 51, OUACHITA CHRISTIAN 38: The Falcons picked up the win behind Chris Baker's 15 points and Terrell Stephens added another 12 points.

NORTH CADDO 73, LOGANSPORT 52: Marcus Easter led the Rebels cause with 18 points and Anthony Easter scored 16.

Parkway Tournament

Mansfield 62, Parkway 59, OT: The host Panthers fell short despite getting 21 points from Joe Ball. Ball had five 3-point goals as Parkway fell to 2-7.

BOSSIER 81, EVANGEL 60: The Bearkats moved into the finals as Jalen West and Lyndale James combined for 45 points to lead the way. West finished with 23 points and James 22 and Bossier will play Fair Park at 7:30 tonight for the championship.

Cameron Monroe led the Eagles with 20 points, Devin George contributed 11 points and Josh Adams had 10.

Athens Tournament

ARCADIA 58, LAKEVIEW 38: The Hornets advanced to the finals behind Anthony Roberson's 18 points. Tradarius Banks added 10 points for Arcadia now 7-2 on the year.

Gary Braden led Lakeview with 17 points and Demarte Fisher pitched in 11.

Zwolle Tournament

ZWOLLE 92, PELICAN 47: The Hawks rolled past the Jaguars as Marvin Frazier scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds. Breion Beaver pitched in with 19 ponts and Davis Smith 12 as Zwolle improved to 15-4 on the year.

Courtesy of the Shreveport Times

Bossier boys claim another tourney title

By Kelly Morris • kmorris4@gannett.com


The Bossier Bearkats have another tournament title to their name.


The Bearkats rolled past Fair Park 63-41 in the championship of the Parkway Tournament on Saturday. Devonte Francis(pictured right) had a game-high 22 points and teammate Lyndale James added 11 points. Bossier piled on 22 points in the fourth quarter and had nine 3-pointers in the game. Francis finished with five 3-pointers.

LOYOLA 71, WASKOM 52

The Flyers won the Waskom Tournament with a 71-52 over host Waskom on Saturday. Loyola cruised from the start with 20 points in the first quarter. The Lady Flyers also added 20 more points in the fourth quarter.

Loyola was lead by Josh Bates’ 21 points. Lavar Washington (18) and Justin Harris (15) also finished with double digits.

MINDEN 60, CALVARY 52

Minden defeated Calvary in the championship game of the Calvary Tournament on Saturday. Minden was lead by T.J. Lewis’ team-high 13 points. Calvary had no players in double digits.


GREEN OAKS 63, MANSFIELD 41

Sparked by a 19-point first quarter, the Giants cruised to a win over Mansfield on Saturday. Green Oaks finishes third in the Parkway Tournament with the win.

Courtesy of the Shreveport Times

Ready to roar: A look at the Ouachita Lions basketball team

Antonio Landers is one of the few remaining
contributors from last year’s title-winning team
By Keith Prince • kprince@thenewsstar.com

Ouachita coach Casey Jones has never been one to rest on laurels — even though he has plenty upon which he could rest — and the Lions are jumping right back into the fray despite losing most of their headliners from last year’s state championship team.

Jones says fans should know that his young Lions won’t go 39-4 again this year, but he definitely isn’t giving up on putting up a gallant fight to defend their 5A state title.

Ouachita actually knows nothing but success under Jones, who has led the Lions to district championships in all eight of his seasons as the head coach and was also an assistant coach for five other district crowns.

How well can the Lions do after losing so much talent across the roster? The departed include MVP Nick Haywood (now at the University of Houston), high-jumping Jeremie Mitchell (McNeese), 6-4 post Mike Shaw and speedy guard Henry Sidney (both now at Wood Junior College in Illinois).

Ouachita is off and running at 8-3 going into tonight’s home game against Richwood and Jones says his kids “are beginning to understand how to play at the high level we need.”

Talented Antonio Landers is the one returning headliner from last year and the 6-2 guard is “accepting the leadership role we need from him” while averaging 21.9 points and 10.9 rebounds.

“Last year Antonio could just go play but now he is in a different, more vocal role. He knows I expect and need more from him and he’s playing well,” Jones said.

Forward Ryan Gix, a 6-3 sophomore, is contributing 10.7 points and leads in rebounds at 12.6. “He has the most experience of our kids other than Antonio and he is developing quickly into a leader, too.”

Second forward Sam Williams, also a 6-3 sophomore, “is probably our most gifted player. He’s still raw but he has the most tools with his quickness, ball handling skills and offensive potential. He needs to get stronger and tougher around the basket to become the complete player that he can be,” Jones said.

Joining Landers in the other two guard slots are 5-11 junior Cedric Treadway and 5-11 junior Dee Leonard, who transferred over from Wossman this year.

Treadway played very little varsity ball last year but is an outstanding shooter. “He just needs to understand that he must defend to stay on the floor, and I can see improvement in that area, so I look for him to have a solid season.”

Leonard “has great quickness and court vision. He’s a tremendous passer but is having to change his mentality from shooter to floor general. I still want him to be aggressive with the ball but his first priority is getting everybody else involved in the offense.”

Jones is also expecting big things from his sixth man, 6-2 junior Malik Richard.

“I call him my do-everything-guy because he is capable of coming in at guard or forward and making an impact. He can be an enforcer for us and I like being able to bring his firepower off the bench,” Jones said. “I really like this group. Our schedule is very tough and our district will be very competitive.”

“But as our chemistry develops and everybody learns their roles, we can become a very good team. It will be interesting to see this group grow and mature.”

Courtesy of the News Star

Richwood boys off to slow start, but should pick up steam

By Keith Prince • kprince@thenewsstar.com

Beware of the slow moving Ram – Because it always picks up speed as the prep basketball season moves along.


The Rams of Richwood won just two of their first six games to open the current campaign, but coach Terry Martin isn’t alarmed.

In fact, the coach of the defending 3A state champs isn’t even surprised.

"This year is like always because some of our guys are in football through most of November," he said. "This year we have even more than usual (12) who played football, so we are have only had them the past 10 days."

By playoff time, Martin’s Rams, who defeated Vidalia 75-61 in the state championship game last March, will likely right back in the thick of the title chase again thanks to the presence of 6-7 all-state returnee LaDon Carter, several other veterans and some promising newcomers.

Already nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team, Carter is definitely one of the state’ premier players thanks to a smooth, fluid style that allows him to run the floor, shoot from anywhere and also be a force inside with his rebounding and shot-blocking abilities.

"We’ve had some good big people and LaDon is certainly up there with the best of them," said Martin. "He’s a big time player and he is working hard. We need him to help lead this team to reach the level we are capable of."

Carter led the Rams in scoring last year with 17.8 points per game.

Marceis Davis, a 6-3 senior, is another returning standout who contributed 14.2 points per game last year. He is also one of the many football players who is now working to get into basketball shape.

""Marceis is an all-around player who helps us in a lot of ways. He’s a true scorer inside and outside and when he gets back in the flow of basketball he will be one of our best," said Martin.

Senior LaDarrin Williams (6-6) and junior D’Andre Martin (6-5) also return and will be big contributors this year.

Others who will vying for plenty of playing time in Martin’s 8-10 man rotation include Anthony Abraham, Jamal Dial, Michael Hunter, Rakim Lumpkins, Akeem Ceasar, Lamaktris Alexander and Chad Clay.

"Right now it is difficult to read this group, because we have had so many coming in late from football. But there’s a lot of talent here and we should become a good, solid team. It really depends on chemistry and everybody working together to fit the pieces together," said Martin.

The Rams are again hitting the road for out-of-state tournaments during the Christmas break, first playing in Las Vegas Dec. 16-20 and then going to Orlando, Fla., for a Dec. 26-30 event.

"The competition is also outstanding and traveling like this is a good opportunity for our team to come together on an off the court," believes Martin.

Courtesy of the News Star in Monroe

Ellender pulls away in second half to beat Terrebonne

Trevon Lewis led Ellender with 28 points

HOUMA — The weather outside may have been frightful, but Ellender’s high-powered offense was quite a delight to the Patriots and their fans.


Trevon Lewis scored 28 points, Dylan Parfait added 13, and Ellender (11-2) seized control of a close game at halftime to pull away from Terrebonne (4-7) for an 82-69 victory in non-district play Monday.

With area thunderstorms causing heavy thunder and lightning outside throughout the evening, the Patriots and Tigers provided their own electricity inside.

Monday’s contest had the feel of a playoff game right from the start with neither team able to break away in the beginning, and fans from both schools on their feet early.

Jerrod Brown’s 3-pointer midway through the first quarter got the home crowd fired up and gave Terrebonne a 13-9 lead.

Ellender would control the rest of the first quarter, though, scoring 14 of the game’s next 19 points to take a 23-18 lead toward the end of the period.

In the second quarter, with the game tied at 29, Ellender again found its rhythm and with 5:15 to play before halftime, Parfait’s 3-pointer bumped the Patriots’ lead back to five at 34-29 — part of a 7-0 Ellender run that Parfait later finished off with a layup.

Lewis’ own layup with two minutes to play in the half gave Ellender its largest lead of the first half at 45-37. In the second half, the Patriots slowly began to pull away, taking an 11-point lead by the end of the third quarter, 62-51.

Ellender led by as many as 17 in the final period, and Patriots coach Scott Gauthreaux said that halftime adjustments paved the way for his team in the second half.

“I was disappointed giving up 41 points in the first half,” Gauthreaux said. “We’ve been doing a good job defensively the whole year. A lot of it (Monday) had to do with the style of play. We tried to force the tempo and wear them down in the first quarter.”

But it was missed opportunities — including many on those very second-chance shots — that stood out for Terrebonne, Tigers coach Byron McPherson said.

“We went down and were taking bad shots,” McPherson said. “They weren’t falling and we weren’t getting back on defense. And too many fouls. That was the key. We missed shots and then we came back and fouled and sent them to the free-throw line.”

Roy Williams led Terrebonne with 18 points and Brown contributed with 16 points. Devon Austin added 15 points. Houston Chatman finished with 12 points for Ellender.

CENTRAL LAFOURCHE 68, DESTREHAN 65 (BOYS)


At Mathews, Terrell Folse scored 26 points to lead the Trojans to a nondistrict win on Monday. Reandell Poindexter chipped in 16 points, and Carr Coleman added 12 for Central Lafourche.

Courtesy of the Daily Comet

Houma Area Prep basketball report

GAMES OF THE WEEK


On the boys side, district play is still several weeks away, but several teams will be competing in the 2009 MidSouth Bank Classic at Ellender. The tournament, which begins on Thursday, features Ellender, Assumption, South Lafourche, Terrrebonne, South Terrebonne and H.L. Bourgeois.

BOYS TEAM OF THE WEEK

The Ellender Patriots have started the season on a roll by winning 10 of their first 12 games of the season. Ellender heads into this week’s 2009 MidSouth Bank Classic with some momentum after posting a 3-0 record at H.L. Bourgeois’ Casey Kozminski Memorial Tournament.

STARS OF THE WEEK

Thibodaux’s Shavon Coleman scored a game-high 40 points in Tuesday’s 59-45 win over Patterson. Coleman also recently signed a national letter-of-intent to play at Louisiana-Monroe.

Vandebilt Catholic’s Theresa Plaisance was named the Most Valuable Player of the St. Charles Catholic Shootout after scoring 32 points against Thibodaux in the championship game.

Ellender’s Trevon Lewis scored a game-high 41 points to lead the Patriots to a 75-65 win over Terrebonne at Friday night’s Casey Kozminski Memorial Tournament.
E.D. White Catholic’s Lauren Bayhi was named the Most Valuable Player of the Cabrini Tournament after leading the Lady Cardinals to a 50-36 win over Ben Franklin in the championship game. She scored 12 points in the championship game.

BY THE NUMBERS

3 — Number of times Ellender and Terrebonne played in the past eight days. The Patriots defeated the Tigers on Dec. 7 and Friday, and the two teams are scheduled to play again tonight at Terrebonne.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Our guys did a good job of getting Trevon the ball in the post. He was making strong moves, getting ‘and 1s’ or shooting two free throws. When he’s on a roll, we’ve got to get him the ball.” — Ellender coach Scott Gauthreaux said about Trevon Lewis’ 41-point performance on Friday night against Terrebonne.

Courtesy of the Daily Comet

Lakeside Warriors fall to Bulldogs

DOYLINE—The Lakeside Warriors fell to Red River, 63-51, in the Doyline Tournament Friday night.


Red River jumped out to an early lead in the game, but Lakeside fought back to narrow the gap. But the Bulldogs used a big fourth quarter to put the game away.

“They jumped on us early and led 7-0 before we knew it,” Lakeside head coach Jason Gould said. “They got on us pretty hard at the beginning, but we recovered and cut the lead to six by the end of the first quarter.”

The two teams played to a standstill in the second quarter,and Red River went to the locker room with a 47-41 lead at the half.

“We out-scored them by one in the third quarter, but they just had too much for us in the fourth,” Gould said. “They worked on their miss-matches on offense and really took advantage of that. They were really quick and forced us into a number of turnovers. Our young guards really struggled with their quickness.”

Akeem Johnson led Lakeside with 15 points and nine rebounds. Armon Wallace scored 14 points and T.J. Carpenter added 10.

“It was just a night that, although I thought we could have won, we just came up a little bit short,” Gould said. “We'll get back after it Monday night when we host Cotton Valley.”

Lakeside will host Cotton Valley in a pair of varsity games beginning at 6 p.m.

Minden Tide takes Calvary Tourney

Minden's AJ Shine led the way with 22 pts.

SHREVEPORT — The Minden Crimson Tide brought home their fourth tournament trophy this season, as they took first place in the Calvary Tournament on Saturday.


The Tide beat the host Calvary Baptist Cavaliers, 62-52 in the Championship Game.

“Our defense played great,” Minden head coach Alan Shaw said. “We held them to just three field goals in the first half. We got into some foul trouble, and they were able to make some free throws, but we were really good defensively in the first half. We took away their strengths and forced them to do things they didn’t want to do.”

Offensively, it wasn’t the Tide’s best game, but they were effective.

“We played ok on offense,” Shaw said. “I thought we were a little off running our offense, but we were still able to get points off of turnovers and run the break well.”

The Tide led by 16 going into the second half, and went on to win, 62-52.

“We didn’t play as well defensively in the second half,” Shaw said. “But we were a little gun shy because we were in deep foul trouble. We had four or five guys with three or more fouls, so we didn’t take as many chances on defense.”

A.J. Shine led the Tide with 20 points and T.J. Stanley added 15. Jay Beavers was six-for-six from the field for 12 points and DeMondre’ Harvey scored eight.

“T.J. had an outstanding game for us,” Shaw said. “he shot the ball well and made some free throws down the stretch when we needed it.”

In Friday’s win over Captain Shreve, the Tide shredded the Gators press and at times led by 30 points, as they went on to win, 83-61.

“We played well,” Shaw said. “Captain Shreve pressed us from start to finish. I think, because they play a lot of kids, that they thought they could run us down a bit. But the opposite was true, because the more they pressed, the better we played. We handled the press well and made our lay-ups. We shot the ball well from the perimeter for the second straight game. That is a big positive for us, because if we shoot well from the outside, we’re hard to beat.”

Shine led Minden with 22 points and Stanley added 18. Beavers scored 10 points and Simon Theus added nine. Rodarrion Rogers scored eight points

Courtesy of the NWLA News

Rebels topple top ranked private school in Texas

Cedric Jenkins led RCS with 21 points
While coach Timmy Byrd has rung up numerous “signature wins” while at Reserve Christian, he entered Friday night in search of one with Riverside.
The Rebels slayed a giant Friday night with a 66-56 win over Christian Life-Houston at the St. Pius Invitational in Houston.

CLA is considered the top private school in Texas, and boasts five players at 6-8 or taller. The roster is stacked with Division I college prospects.

Byrd’s Reserve Christian team missed an opportunity to play Christian Life a year ago when it was eliminated from its own tournament by Hahnville in the opening round.

Suffice to say, it was worth the wait.

“It’s very enjoyable to win a game when you’re the heavy underdog, as we were tonight,” said Byrd after the game. “I really think our team goes to another level with this win.”

Cedric Jenkins led all scorers with 21. Ricardo Gathers scored 17, and Ed Gallina added nine.

David Pukis led CLA (13-2) with 20.

Christian Life jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter and led 20-11 entering the second.

But the Rebels (9-2) fought back to take a 29-26 lead at halftime despite being largely without Gathers – the 6-7 Rebel big man sat nearly the entire first half after picking up two quick fouls.

The Rebels extended the lead to six entering the fourth quarter. With Riverside leading by three late, it turned up the defensive intensity while drawing fouls at the other end. Gathers and Jenkins combined to go 8-of-9 at the line in the closing minutes to ice the game.

Byrd credited guards Kyle McClue and Jenkins with controlling the tempo and making CLA play a halfcourt contest.

“I think our guards are the best in the state. To me, they proved it tonight,” said Byrd.

Though RA was the smaller team by far, Byrd said he wasn’t willing to get into a running game with CLA, whose big men were also highly adept in transition.

“These aren’t big, clumsy guys,” said Byrd. “They get a ton of easy buckets in transition, and they score a lot on second and third chance opportunities. We didn’t give those up tonight.”

He also was quick to point out the job that Gathers and Gallina did on the CLA big men.

“They’re huge, experienced, intimidating, and they’re not used getting beat,” said Byrd. “Our guys just played the way we’re accustomed to them playing, without worrying about who was the opponent.”

Courtesy of the L'Observateur

Acadian Area Report: Defensive win for Delcambre

BY CHRIS LANDRY

The Daily Iberian

CADE -- At the end, Delcambre hit enough free throws and ESA missed enough layups to help the Panthers come away with a 43-38 win in “The Nest” on the ESA campus.


Delcambre dominated the backboards for most of the night and held the Falcons to only 2 points in the second quarter to build a double-digit lead, but had to hang on at the end after ESA answered with a 10-0 comeback in the third quarter that helped the Falcons take the lead early in the fourth period on a steal and layup by J.J. Jacquet.

Only 15-for-27 from the line overall, the Panthers converted eight of 10 during a key stretch in the fourth quarter to take the lead again and then hold on.

Carl Taylor of Delcambre (13) is defended by ESA’s J.J. Jacquet (1) during a non-district basketball game Friday at ESA. Delcambre won, 43-38.

“They came back on us,” said Delcambre coach Benny Dronet. “We knew they would. They’re well-coached and fundamentally sound.”

Defense sparked both Delcambre’s surge in the first half and ESA’s rally in the second half.

Three steals leading to a pair of layups and a couple of free throws in the second quarter pushed a 15-12 DHS lead to 24-14 by halftime, with the Falcons’ only points coming off a layup by Jacquet following a steal with 4:03 to go in the half.

The Panthers (5-2) made it 26-14 on a bucket by Jacob Broussard with 7:19 to go in the half, but Delcambre did not score again until Carl Taylor’s baseline drive for a basket with 2:39 to go in the half.

“Delcambre did a great job of containing us,” said ESA coach Mike Bourgeois. “We didn’t execute tonight. That was more about Delcambre’s defense than our execution.

“And when we did get opportunities, we didn’t make them. We missed a couple of easy shots.”

It took until the 4:57 mark of the quarter for ESA to score ��” making it a scoreless stretch of 6:06 for the Falcons ��” before Jacquet again hit a layup following a steal. That sparked a sudden scoring outburst by the Falcons (5-12), including a pair of 3-pointers by Nick Jindia and another basket by Jacquet, that brought ESA to within 26-24 with 2:58 remaining in the half.

Jacquet led the Falcons with 10 points. Jindia, who scored all his points on 3-point shots, had 9 points, and Spencer Hales also had 9, including a 3-point basket.

The biggest lead for either team from there was 5 points, which Delcambre matched three times, including the final score.

ESA closed to within a point by the end of the third quarter at 30-29, and Jacquet gave ESA the lead at 31-30 with 6:59 remaining on a layup following a steal near midcourt.

But the Panthers took advantage of their more physical game to draw fouls in the fourth period, getting into the bonus situation with 6:09 to go and into the double bonus at the 3:05 mark. Taylor converted a 3-point play with 4:59 to go to give DHS the lead for good at 34-31, sparking the 8-for-10 run at the foul line over the next 41⁄2 minutes that helped Delcambre maintain its lead.

Taylor and Lance Linden scored 16 points each for the Panthers, and each was strong at the line. Taylor went 6-for-9 and Linden was 8-for-11 at the stripe.

“We finally started settling down against their pressure (defense),” said Dronet. “Down the stretch, if you’re going to keep your lead, they’ve got to foul and you’ve got to go to the line and make a good enough percentage to win.

ESA was 1-for-6 at the line, but Bourgeois noted that three of those were the front ends of one-and-one situations that could have meant additional free throws.

“So really we were 1-for-9,” he said. “That’s been our story all year, our inability to make plays when we need to.”

Delcambre plays Tuesday at Sacred Heart of Ville Platte.

ESA travels to Orlando, Fla., to play in the KSA Events Classic Basketball Tournament at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. The Falcons open against Pigeon Forge, Tenn., at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Other schools in the boys’ blue bracket include St. Francis Catholic of Ontario, Canada; Steel Valley High School of Munhall, Pa.; Upperman High School of Baxter, Tenn.; Bishop Timon St. Jude of Buffalo, N.Y.; and Bishop Canevin of Pittsburgh, Pa.

“It’s going to be a great trip,” said Bourgeois. “It’s an opportunity to get away from everyone and bond together.”


Courtesy of the Daily Iberian

Houma Area Report: Ellender’s Lewis erupts for 41 against Terrebonne

Trevon Lewis Scored 41 in a game last week
Matt LeBlanc

Staff Writer
GRAY — Terrebonne boy’s basketball coach Byron McPherson used a popular phrase from ESPN SportsCenter to describe defending Ellender’s Trevon Lewis.

“You can’t stop him,” McPherson said. “Only thing you can do is hope you can contain him, and hopefully he has a bad night.”

Too bad for the Tigers, as Lewis finished with a game-high 41 points and Ellender defeated Terrebonne, 75-65, on the second day of the Casey Kozminski Memorial Tournament at H.L. Bourgeois.

Lewis scored 19 first-half points and 22 second-half points, including a 17-of-21 performance at the free-throw line, often drawing fouls under the basket.

“Our guys did a good job of getting Trevon the ball in the post,” Ellender coach Scott Gauthreaux said. “He was making strong moves, getting ‘and 1s’ or shooting two free throws. When he’s on a roll, we’ve got to get him the ball.”

While Lewis had his way in the paint, Terrebonne (3-6 overall) made a late rally to cut the score to 60-58 with 5:35 remaining in the game.

The Tigers trailed 60-52, but scored six-straight points and cut the deficit to two on Devon Austin’s lay up.

Austin’s 19 points led Terrebonne.

Ellender (8-2) answered when Lewis drew a shooting foul, sank both free throws and on the Patriots’ next possession used a spin move to get around a defender and lay it in for a 64-58 Ellender lead.

Terrebonne rallied again, cutting it to 67-63 on Austin’s 3-pointer, but Ellender’s Kardero Dixon answered with a layup to make it 69-63.

Terrebonne scored the next basket, but never got closer than four points, as Ellender finished the game on a 6-0 run.

McPherson said his team got back into the game by staying composed.

“We took our time, converted the easy opportunities that we got and we just started playing ball,” he said. “We took care of the ball. But at the end, when it got away from us, we went and reverted back to turning the ball over and not taking our time, getting in a rush and trying to play (Ellender’s) game.”

Playing Ellender’s style — pressure defense that results in transition baskets — is what got the Patriots an early lead.

Ellender started fast, forcing seven first-quarter turnovers and taking a 17-5 lead with 2:55 left in the first quarter.

But Terrebonne didn’t let the game get away, cutting it to 22-15 on Mike Williams’ 3-pointer at the end of the quarter.

Ellender kept its distance in the second quarter and seemed poised to put the game out of reach, as it took a 41-29 lead on Lewis’ long field goal.

A pair of Lewis free throws after halftime increased Ellender’s lead to 43-30, but Terrebonne started to make its comeback, capping the quarter with Williams’ steal and buzzer-beating 3-pointer to make it 58-50.

“I thought we dominated the first half,” Gauthreaux said. “But we let Terrebonne hang around by making those ... four or five 3-pointers in the first half. Then they made their run. We kind of got a little out of sync there in the fourth quarter, but we called a timeout, settled it down, and just took care of the basketball.”

H.L. BOURGEOIS 59, RABOUIN 41 (BOYS)

At the Casey Kozminski Memorial Tournament, the host Braves broke a 20-20 halftime time by outscoring Rabouin 16-4 in the third quarter and coasting to their first win of the season.

The Braves (1-10) pressured the Falcons into 10 third-quarter turnovers and took advantage scoring in transition to break open the game.

“We played well all night,” H.L. Bourgeois coach Andrew Caillouet said. “You look at the first half, we had the same pressure, we were getting the same turnovers. I don’t think we took two or three bad shots in the first half, we just couldn’t make a shot.”

Phil Jackson led H.L. Bourgeois with 16 points. Tyrone Amacker added 14 and Dillon Anderson had 11.

E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC 58, BRUSLY 47 (BOYS)

At the Episcopal of Baton Rouge Tournament, the Cardinals led at the end of each quarter to get the win over Brusly in the round-robin format.

E.D. White led 16-7 after the first quarter, 27-17 at halftime and 38-28 after the third quarter.

Trey Gaidry led E.D. White with 13 points, while Brusly’s Darius Jackson scored 20.

Courtesy of the Daily Comet

CENLA Area Report Part II: East Beauregard, South Beauregard compete in tournament

DeRidder, La. -


DRY CREEK—Changing from a press defense to a zone in the fourth quarter and overtime was enough to enable the South Beauregard Golden Knights (5-4) to come from behind Friday and defeat the Oakdale Warriors (0-7) in the East Beauregard/Cameron Communications Tournament at East Beauregard 78-69.

“When we went to our zone we would rebound the ball,” Golden Knights head coach Adam Coleman said.

When the Golden Knights pressed, Coleman said South Beauregard fouled a lot and the Warriors were able to get easy baskets.

But when South Beauregard switched to a zone, it was able to rebound successfully as Oakdale was not shooting the ball well, said Coleman.

Kain Hungerford had 14 rebounds for South Beauregard and Logan Laviolette, who started in place of Ivan Robinson, took five charges on defense. Robinson will be back for the next game.

“I probably should have went to that (zone) earlier in the game,” Coleman said. “You live and learn.”

Oakdale held a 56-48 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Oakdale beat a press and with 5:02 to play in the game Josh Trevillion of the Warriors made a layup. That gave Oakdale a 63-55 lead.

Grant Thibodeaux made one of his eight 3-pointers in the game for South Beauregard with 4:20 to play in the fourth quarter to cut Oakdale’s lead to 63-59.

Jake Chaumont made a 3-pointer from the left side of the free throw line for South Beauregard with 2:35 to play in the game to cut Oakdale’s lead to 65-64.

Hungerford made a layup with 1:46 to play in the game to give South Beauregard a 66-65 lead.

Trevillion had an offensive rebound and put it back in for a 2-pointer with 1:15 to play in the game to give Oakdale a 67-66 lead.

Thibodeaux stole the ball with 50-seconds to play and was fouled with 44.4-seconds left in regulation. He made one of two free throws to tie the game at 67-67.

Lance Hardman of Oakdale travelled with 20.8-seconds to play in regulation, which gave the Golden Knights a chance to win.

Hunter Fontenot of South Beauregard went for the ball behind the 3-point line and was fouled by Kiley Bell of Oakdale with 11-seconds in regulation.

Fontenot missed the free throw on a one-and-one attempt and Trevillion collected the rebound for Oakdale.

Bryan Guidry of Oakdale missed a very long 3-pointer at the buzzer of regulation.

The score was 67-67 going into overtime.

Trevillion scored the first two points of overtime to give Oakdale a 69-67 lead, but the Golden Knights scored the next 11 unanswered to win 78-69.

Chaumont, in a one-and-one situation, made two free throws with 3-minutes to play in overtime to give South Beauregard a 71-69 lead, which it would not relinquish.

Fontenot had a steal and fast break with 2:37 to play in overtime to increase the Golden Knights lead to 73-69.

Hungerford made three more free throws in overtime and Thibodeaux connected on two more free throws in overtime.

“Anytime we play Oakdale it’s a battle,” Coleman said. “It’s just an all out war when we play Oakdale. I was a little hard headed.”

Coleman said the Golden Knights stuck with their plan off pressing for too long, which kept South Beauregard in the game for stretches, but also caused the team to get into foul trouble.

“Jake Chaumont and Grant Thibodeaux really picked up with some scoring,” Coleman said.

Coleman said the Golden Knights had a deep bench.

Oakdale led 39-34 at halftime.

Bell led the charge with 16 first half points for the Warriors. Ten of those points came during the second quarter.

With just more than a minute to play in the first half, the Warriors increased their lead from 32-31 to 36-31.

Bell made two free throws off of a technical foul with 1:04 to play in the half and then Hardman scored off of an inbounds pass.

Hardman was fouled on a rebound and, on a one-and-one, made one of two free throws with 42.7-seconds to play in the first half to give Oakdale a 37-31 lead.

Oakdale controlled much of the first half, but the Golden Knights managed to hang around.

The Warriors led 28-24 after two Bell free throws with 3-minutes to play in the first half.

However, South Beauregard went on a quick 6-2 run courtesy of two Thibodeaux 3-pointers, to tie the game at 30-30.

Then late in the game, after staying close, the Golden Knights were able to capitalize and win.

For South Beauregard, Thibodeaux scored 35 points, Chaumont scored 19 points, Hungerford scored 14 points, Fontenot scored six points and Colby Deal and Laviolette each scored two points.

For Oakdale, Bell scored 20 points, Trevillion scored 17 points, Hardman scored 12 points, Paris Washington scored 10 points, Shawn Golphin scored six points and Guidry and Todd McBride each scored two points.

South Beauregard hosts DeRidder at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

EAST BEAUREGARD 48,
DEQUINCY 25

After the DeQuincy Tigers took an 11-7 lead at the end of the first quarter on the strength of three Clayton Blanks 3-pointers, the East Beauregard Trojans (4-4) dominated on defense and won 48-25 Saturday in the East Beauregard/Cameron Communications Tournament at East Beauregard.

Derek Cram connected on a 3-pointer for the Trojans with 5:48 to play in the first half to put East Beauregard ahead 14-13.

Dedrick Fowler of DeQuincy tied the game at 15-15 with 1:31 to play in the first half on a 2-pointer.

East Beauregard scored the next 14 points unanswered to take a 29-15 lead.

The Trojans never trailed again.

DeQuincy scored five third quarter points and five fourth quarter for a total of 10 second half points.

For East Beauregard, Corey Townsley had 14 points, Cram had 11 points, Cody Johnson had eight points, Justin Rutherford had six points and Tyler White had four points.

For DeQuincy, Blanks had 12 points, Fowler had four points, Matt Sawyer had four points and Shay Adams and Brandon Brown each had three points.

East Beauregard is at Oakdale at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Courtesy of the DeRidder Daily News

CENLA Area Report: DeRidder falls to Pineville

DeRidder, La. -


PINEVILLE—Lack of team chemistry proved to be costly to the DeRidder Dragons (10-5-1) soccer team Monday night when it lost 4-2 to Pineville at Pineville.

Michael Miller scored both goals for DeRidder.

The assists came from Caleb Taylor on the first goal and David Broussard on the second goal.

“We’re just not playing very well,” Dragons head coach David Wilber said. “We’re not playing together. We have tremendous individual players. We don’t have chemistry.”

Sean Austin played the first half at goalie for DeRidder and gave up two goals and Micah Prudhomme was the goalie for the second half and gave up two goals.

Wilber said he would figure out the problem, it would be fixed and the Dragons would be alright.

“We’ve got a good team,” Wilber said. “We’ve got good kids.”

The Dragons are back in action Friday and Saturday in the St. Louis Tournament.

Courtesy of the DeRidder Daily News

Lake Charles Area Report: St. Louis looking for right formula against hot Sulphur

By WARREN ARCENEAUX

AMERICAN PRESS

With a new head coach in place and an influx of football players just joining the team, St. Louis is still searching for the winning formula. Sulphur, with its entire starting lineup returning, is having no such problems while jumping off to a hot start.

The Saints will host the Tors tonight in a nondistrict game.

Sulphur head coach Clint LeBato said having so many veteran players has helped make up for a lack of practice time as the Tors have raced out to an 8-1 start.

“We have been doing pretty good for not having so much practice, we have only had four practices since the football players came in,” he said.

“All of the experience has helped. All of the guys know what is going on and know what is expected of them, they have been able to just get out there and play.”

The Tors return longtime stalwarts Chip Armelin and Matt LeBato. Coach LeBato said the supporting cast has also raised its level of play.

“Donovan Williams is giving us a boost inside,” he said. “Tanner Kuykendall is playing well at point guard. We have a pretty tough schedule and St. Louis is going to be another test. They beat us last year. We played them in a jamboree, but they were missing many of the players because of football.”

New Saints head coach Billy Dreher said his team has played pretty well despite not being able to work together much. The Saints are 6-5.

“We started off pretty good when we were able to work with the same group for four or five weeks, then the football kids come in, and it was another adjustment. Being a new coach, there was always going to be a transition. I thought it would take until January to get on the same page.

“I am pretty happy with where we’re at. We have been in every game but have been struggling down the stretch and with free throws. The kids are playing hard and getting used to what I like to do. If we had made free throws, we might be undefeated.”

Dreher said the Saints are capable of playing a variety of styles.

“I like to play a lot of different defenses and adjust to whoever we are playing. We can get up and down the court, but can also slow it down offensively. We can’t run up and down for 32 minutes with 4A teams.”

Courtesy of the American Press

Friday, December 11, 2009

Joseph Charles' 25 points lead Beau Chene past Catholic High of New Iberia

Joseph Charles shown below in action this summer with the
Louisiana D-1 Ambassadors led Beau Chene with 25 points
From staff reports


PRAIRIE BASSE — The host Beau Chene Gators cruised into the second round of the Francis Singleton Memorial Tournament with a respective first-round win on Wednesday night.

In the boys' game, the Gators improved to 6-4 on the year with a convincing 64-51 win over the Catholic High of New Iberia Panthers.

Joseph Charles scored a game-high 25 points as the Gators pulled out a 64-51 win over Catholic High in their first-round game.

Beau Chene took control from the outset, establishing a 16-6 first-quarter lead.

Devon Richard added 10 points for the Gators while Trenton Nzekwesi finished with nine points.


Courtesy of the Opelousas Daily World

Central football players focus on court, not Dome

Senior Josh Veals will help lead Central this season
Veals was also a key in the Wildcats 11-2 football season
By CHARLES SALZER

Special to The Advocate

CENTRAL — If the Central Wildcats had their minds on the Superdome instead of a basketball tournament, it didn’t show Thursday night.


Four of the Central starting five were prominent members of the Wildcats football team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs last month. Thursday, they helped Central move into the quarterfinals of the Charles T. Kinsley memorial basketball tournament with a 73-52 win over Tara.

Also moving into the quarterfinals were Natchitoches Central, a 63-40 winner over Denham Springs, and Destrehan, which cruised past Belaire 63-37.

In the losers bracket, Broadmoor edged St. Michael 49-47.

Central (4-2) was led by Wes Briscoe, who canned four 3-pointers and finished with 19 points. Brock Poydras had 15 for the Wildcats, who made nine 3-pointers as a team.

The Wildcats also got nine points from Josh Veals, seven from Jae Cutno and six from Will Briscoe, all familiar names to Wildcats football fans.

“It’s going good,” Central coach Sid Edwards said. “We’ve had two practices, and then we’re jumping into a long tournament. It will come together.

“The energy is there but the smoothness is not. We’re rough around the edges, but the kids are having a good time and playing hard. It’s a good start.”

Central led Tara (5-5) 34-23 at halftime, but the Trojans opened the third quarter with a 7-2 run to pull within 36-30. Joseph Kirk, who led Tara with 15 points, had basket and a free throw to start the run.

Sam Harrison’s fast-break basket pulled the Trojans within six, but it was as close as they could get. Veals, Micah Tossas and Wes Briscoe each had baskets as the Wildcats moved in front 42-32.

Wes Briscoe then heated up from the outside hitting three long-range 3-pointers in the last 3:32 of the quarter. His first 3-pointer pushed the CHS lead to 45-34. The second made it 51-37 with less than two minutes left.

His third 3-pointer, with 23 seconds left in the quarter, gave the Wildcats a 54-39 cushion heading into the fourth quarter.

Tara scored first to start the fourth quarter, but could get no closer than 15 points the rest of the game.

“That was a big win tonight against a good team,” Edwards said. “It’s easy to sit there and see what’s wrong, but, again, we’ve had just two practices (since football ended). We’ll correct things, and hopefully get a little better.”

Central used a hot streak from Poydras to move in front in the first quarter. Keith Broom scored off an assist from Kirk to give Tara its only lead at 4-2. Wes Briscoe hit a 3-pointer, and Poydras added three more before the end of the quarter.

By the time Poydras nailed his third 3-pointer, all of which came from the top of the key, Central led 16-10 with less than two minutes left. Central led 19-12 heading into the second quarter.

Central built a 30-16 lead midway through the second, but Tara battled back with a 7-0 run capped by Sam Floyd’s inside basket off an assist from Tyrred Nelson. Veals and Poydras each had baskets as Central took a 34-23 lead at halftime.

Natchitoches Central led Denham Springs 30-22 at halftime, and stretched the lead to 48-36 after three. The Yellow Jackets managed just four free throws in the fourth quarter as Natchitoches Central steadily increased its lead en route to a 63-40 win.

Natchitoches coach Micah Coleman said he was pleased with the way his team communicated on the floor.

“Teamwise, that’s the most we’ve talked all year,” Coleman said. “Denham Springs is a very good team, and to execute the way we did was a direct result of the way we communicated. We’ve been preaching that all year, and it seemed like it all clicked tonight.”

Courtesy of the Advocate

Baton Rouge Area Box Scores from Thursday's Games/Tournaments

Boys basketball


Dutchtown 61, Capitol 41

Capitol 9 7 10 15—41
Dutchtown 10 17 19 15—61

SCORING: CAPITOL: D. Hughes 10, R. Wright 8, B. Mack 6, M. Sibley 6, H. Paul 3, R. Stansberry 2, J. Harden 2, S. Winters 2, D. Hicks 2; DUTCHTOWN: S. Burgess 24, T. Cushenberry 12, D. Williams 9, D. Ester 9, J. Biagas 4, J. Williams 3.

3-POINT GOALS: Capitol 5 (Sibley 2, Hughes 2, Paul); Dutchtown 4 (Cushenberry 2, D. Williams, Burgess)

RECORDS: Dutchtown 3-4
JUNIOR VARSITY: Dutchtown 55, Capitol 26

Episcopal Round Robin

At Episcopal High School
Boys

Episcopal 67, Family Christian 41

Team leaders: EPISCOPAL: B. Bridgewater 21, R. Peterson 14, C. Plattsmier 12; FAMILY CHRISTIAN: T. Ray 14, Q. Jones 11.
Halftime: Episcopal 35, FCA 18

Ecole Classique 57, Ascension Catholic 42

Team leaders: ECOLE CLASSIQUE: Ruben 19, Hyde 14, Donnelly 11; ASCENSION CATHOLIC: M. Pearce 9.
Halftime: Ecole Classique 32, ACHS 22

E.D. White 49, East Iberville 47, OT

Team leaders: E.D. WHITE: Bourgeois 14; EAST IBERVILLE: Ballons 14, Johnson 13, Richardson 13.
Halftime: East Iberville 19, E.D. White 14
End of regulation: E.D. White 42, East Iberville 42
Brusly 61, University 51

Team leaders: BRUSLY: D. Jackson 18, K. Purnell 10; UNIVERSITY: L. Richard 20, D. Monk 17.
Halftime: Brusly 30, University 21

Today’s games
Ecole Classique vs. Family Christian, 4 p.m.
E.D. White vs. Brusly, 5:15 p.m.
East Iberville vs. Episcopal, 6:30 p.m.
University vs. Ascension Catholic, 7:45 p.m.

Scotlandville Challenge

At Istrouma
Boys

Istrouma 45, St. Amant 28

Team leaders: ISTROUMA: R. Knox 14; ST. AMANT: S. Fulkerson 12.
Halftime: Istrouma 14, St. Amant 8

Scotlandville 48, Northside 44

Team leaders: SCOTLANDVILLE: L. Wright 16, D. Washington 14, J. Thomas 12; NORTHSIDE: T. Montgomery 13.
Halftime: Northside 23, Scotlandville 19

Today’s games

Northside vs. St. Amant, 6 p.m.
Istrouma vs. Scotlandville, 7:30 p.m.

Newman Invitational

Brother Martin 56, Catholic 47

Team leaders: CHS: C. Ferrera 11, T. Breaux 10; BM: P. Swilling 20, Berger 11.
Halftime: Brother Martin 26, Catholic 17
Next game: vs. East Jefferson, 3:30 p.m. Saturday

Late Tuesday: Shavon Coleman's 40 points leads Thibodaux past Patterson

Matt LeBlanc
Staff Writer

THIBODAUX — Shavon Coleman scored 28 of Thibodaux’s 31 first-half points, and Patterson still trailed by eight at halftime.

So when three different Thibodaux players hit 3-pointers to start the second half, the Lumberjacks knew they were in trouble.

Coleman was the only Tiger in double figures, finishing with a game-high 40 points, and Thibodaux beat Patterson, 59-45, to improve to 6-2 on the season.

“We really didn’t change what we did,” Patterson coach Ryan Taylor said of defending Coleman in the second half. “We wanted to know where he was at all times, and keep a body on him. They had some other guys step up and hit some big shots. I looked at one of our assistants, and I said, ‘The rest of them are about to start hitting.’ I knew we were going to be in trouble, then.”

In the first half, though, it was all Coleman for Thibodaux.

Coleman, who signed a letter of intent to play at Lousiana-Monroe last week, was the only Thibodaux player to score until 2:19 remained in the second quarter, when Trevor Duncan made a 3-pointer to put Thibodaux in front 27-21.

“It just kind of went that way,” Thibodaux coach Tony Clark said of Coleman’s performance. “It’s nothing that was planned. He can score, and he had a lot of opportunities. We missed some other shots that we should have made, but he had a lot of easy baskets near the goal.”

As a result, Thibodaux led 31-23 at the break, and then extended its lead when other players chipped in early in the third quarter.

Jestin Major, Alvin George and Ross McMillan hit three-straight 3-pointers to increase Thibodaux’s lead to 40-23 with 5:10 remaining in the third quarter.

“We talked about (getting others involved),” Clark said of halftime. “Just get a little confidence. It didn’t look like we were shooting confidently enough in the first half. In the second half, they came out and they made some shots. That opened up a little bit for us.”

From there, Coleman scored Thibodaux’s next six points before McMillan (eight points) hit another 3 to make it 49-35 with 48 seconds left in the quarter.

Coleman’s lay up at the end of the quarter gave Thibodaux a 51-37 lead to start the fourth.

Patterson (2-2) tried to rally in the fourth, holding Thibodaux scoreless for the first 5:08 of the quarter, but the Lumberjacks never got closer than 51-43.

Taylor said Coleman’s dominating performance wasn’t a surprise.

“He did the same thing to us last year,” Taylor said “He’s a great player. If you let him get into the paint, he’s going to score. If he doesn’t score, you foul him, and he does a great job at the free-throw line.”

Dante Harris led Patterson with 13 points, while Dylan Sanders and Ricky Williams added 10 each.

Courtesy of the Daily Comet

Derenbecker Shines As Country Day Beats Newman 52-33

Nick Krueger
December 10, 2009



Country Day got out of the gate quickly and controlled most of the game as the cajuns knocked off Newman 52-33 in the second round of The Newman Invitational Tournament.

Country Day went on an 8-0 run to start the game. Although LSU signee Matt Derenbecker struggled to find a rhythm early, he made a strong showing in the second half and finished with 23 points to lead the team in scoring.

The matchup of the night was between the senior stars of both teams. Newman in Havens Cary, and Country Day in Derenbecker. A little pushing and shoving between the two early showed they both meant business. It was a hard fought game by both with Derenbecker taking the edge.

Newman's inability to find someone in the paint and a nearly 3 minute scoreless streak in the second quarter led to a 23-11 Country Day lead at halftime.

Newman spread the wealth around as their leading scorer, sophomore Sam Kohnke, had only 8 points followed by Havens Cary with 7. A glimmer of hope shined for the greenies in the 3rd quarter, as they started the second half on a 5-1 run and three pointers by juniors Odell Beckham and Will Bryan helped Newman get back within 10 points of the lead. The 3rd quarter ended with a 35-25 score in favor of Country Day, Newman took a bit of momentum going into the forth quarter.

However, Matt Derenbecker showed his prowess, stepped up, and shut down whatever hopes Newman had in the fourth quarter to lead Country Day to the 52-33 win. Country Day awaits the winner of the McDonogh 35 and Jesuit game in the NIT.

Courtesy of the Times Picayune

West Jefferson wins 51-33 at tourney

By Roger Glynn
Contributing writer


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

St. Aug tops East Jeff in Newman quarters

By Peter Steinbauer
Contributing writer


St. Augustine held firm despite a second-half surge from East Jefferson and won 59-49 on Thursday night in a Newman Invitational Tournament quarterfinals game.

The Warriors entered the fourth quarter trailing by 11 but chipped away at the Purple Knights' lead. East Jefferson cut the deficit to two with 3:41 remaining on a three-point play by Raymond Bell.

East Jefferson (8-2) had an opportunity to tie on its next possession, but the Warriors turned the ball over while trying to inbound against St. Augustine's pressure.

Eldridge Moore sank two free throws on the ensuing possession, and the Purple Knights went on to outscore East Jefferson 10-2 in the final three minutes. St. Augustine made eight of eight free throws during that quarter.

"We talked about it at halftime how we played intimidated and afraid," East Jefferson Coach Ryan Dicharry said. "I said, 'If there's one thing we have to do, it is go out there and show we're not afraid to play this team. Let's go out there and don't be afraid to make plays.' "

The Warriors, down 31-17 at the half, started the third quarter on an 8-2 run. St. Augustine regained control at the end of the third with seven points by Sydie London, who had 13 points.

Javan Felix scored 15 for St. Augustine (11-1) and Moore 14.

East Jefferson's Antoine Tobias led all scorers with 18 points. d Dominique Suggs scored 14 and Jeremy Clark 13.

BROTHER MARTIN 56, CATHOLIC-BATON ROUGE 47: The Crusaders held the Bears to one point in the final 3:40 in their quarterfinals victory.

The Bears (6-3) trailed by seven at the start of the fourth before cutting the deficit to three on a 3-pointer by Tanner Breaux with 3:41 remaining.

Catholic came no closer, as Brother Martin (9-3) quickly regained control. Senior Patrick Swilling made a 3-pointer and sank two free throws on consecutive possessions, giving the Crusaders a 54-46 lead with 2:40 remaining.

"(Catholic) is a tough, well-coached team," Brother Martin Coach Scott Thompson said. "They were going to keep battling."

Swilling finished with 21 points. Ryan Berger scored 11.

Cory Ferrara scored 11 for Catholic, and Breaux finished with 10 points.

Courtesy of the Times Picayune

Here are the latest scores from the area prep boys basketball schedule in Monroe

Here are the latest scores from the area prep boys basketball schedule in Monroe

Monday's editions

BOYS BASKETBALL
Homer Tournament

Wossman 60, Minden 49
(Championship game)
Leading scorers: Wossman — J. Ross 30, J. Goodin 13, M. Gipson 10. Minden — T. Stonley 16, A. Shine 12.

EL DORADO TOURNAMENT

Neville 46, Bastrop 29
Leading scorers: Bastrop — A. Witherspoon 6. Neville — B. Garrison 13, T. Austin 10

Watson Chapel 60, Neville 51
(Championship game)

Leading scorers: WC (11-1) — Farell 13. Neville (6-2) — Henderson 22 (14 reb), Williams 11, Garrison 11

Wednesday's editions
PREPS
BOYS BASKETBALL

Sterlington 60, Delhi Charter 33
Monday

Leading scorers: STL — Kalen Goldsby 21, Derek Price 13, Brandon Douglas 11; DCH — Kent Speights 11.

LaSalle 37, OCS 33

Tuesday

LaSalle is 3-5; OCS is 2-5.

Tuesday’s state boys scores

Assembly Christian 61, Loreauville 43
Centerville 75, Midland 60
East Jefferson 38, Archbishop Rummel 37
Easton 57, Brother Martin 47
Hamilton Christian Academy 65, Vinton 50
Holden 61, Houma Christian 51
Lusher 61, Ben Franklin 33

Postponements/cancellations
Northwest vs. Abbeville, ccd.
Belle Chasse vs. Pearl River, ccd.

Thursday's editions

BOYS BASKETBALL

Neville 83, Spearsville 53
Tuesday
Leading socrers: NEV (8-2) — Denzel Lewis 12 (11 rebounds), Ronnie Moran 12, Thomas Austin 10, Xavious Henderson 10, Dee Garrison 10. Kendall Mane 10. SPR (13-7) — Tom Jones 15, Robert Clark Jr. 13, Felton Mims 13

West Ouachita 63, St. Mary’s 60
Tuesday
Leading scorers: WO (5-3) — Tevin Grant 15, Andrew Harris 15, Antoine Ford 15

Carroll 79, Grambling Lab 51
Tuesday
Leading scorers: CAR — Xavier Lee 13, Dee Franklin 14, Perry Horne 11, Melvin Tatum 10, Mike Davis 10, Sammy Ceaser 8 (11 assists). GRM -- C Wiley 14, Health Mork 10.

Other Tuesday boys sores
Arcadia 65, Logansport 30
Other Wednesday boys scores
Arcadia 75, Homer 55
Fair Park 67, Mansfield 44
John Ehret 82, Northshore 55

Salmen defeats Slidell 60-45

By Pat Mashburn
Contributing writer


There was no need for the Salmen Coach Jay Carlin to check the pulse of his team to realize they were alive after a less than spectacular beginning.

The Spartans responded with purpose in a 60-45 rout of Slidell on Thursday after having trailed by five points in the early going.

"We were getting some good looks at the basketball," Carlan said. "Our shots just weren't falling."
The Spartans(6-4) then picked up the pace against Slidell (5-4), hitting 74 percent from the field after shooting 40 percent in the first quarter.

T.J. Price paced Salmen with 21 points. Teammate Khari Price scored 12 points, and Jamal Robinson added 10.

Nicolas Abrams and Tevin Parker each scored 11 for Slidell.

"We didn't do a good job," said Slidell Coach Dale Chimento, who placed the team's performance on himself and his staff. "We have to prepare better."

The third and fourth quaters were a reversal of fortunes for Slidell. It was held to one field goal in 11 minutes, and Salmen went on a 18-2 run for a 59-41 margin.

The Tigers' Tevin Parker kept the momentum going with a three-point play to open the second half. Thomas Jones put Salmen ahead for the first time at 33-32 with four minutes in the third quarter, as the Spartans scored the next 14 points for a 41-32 advantage.

It was hard to find fault with the Tigers' effort in the first half, as they hit 57 percent of their shots. Their defense held Salmen scoreless for just over three minutes, opening a 9-4 lead. However, a 3-pointer by Khari Price with two minutes remaining in the first quarter cut Slidell's lead to 9-7.

After trading 3-pointers to begin the second quarter, Slidell scored eight consecutive points for a 26-15 margin -- the largest of the first half. Price scored the Spartans' last 11 points to chip away at Slidell's lead and cut the deficit to 29-26.

"We just got some kids back from football, and there not yet in basketball shape," Carlin said. "But this was a good indication they were ahead of the game. I was proud of the way we pulled ourselves together."

Courtesy of the Times Picayune