Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Class 4A 2nd Round Playoff Preview and Prediction

Big time matchup after big time matchup clearly puts 4A atop the state as the elite class to watch. Every game from top to bottom has a possible upset. Let's start at the top, Peabody, the top seed hosting McDonogh #35 of New Orleans. This will be the second game between the two in which they met in tournament back in December in which Peabody won by 30. If Peabody wins, they will possibly face the same team that beat them the past two seasons in defending champion Salmen who travels to 8 seed Istrouma. All this talk about the rematch has Istrouma wanting to make a statement. Salmen which defeated 4 seed Glen Oaks by 16 earlier in the year who is the rival of Istrouma, better not overlook the Indians led by 6'5" Ronald McGhee and sophomore Darius Johnson. This game will perhaps be the best in all classes in the state. The 3rd game to watch will be 21 seed Tioga who upset DeRidder in the first round as they host 5 seed Wossman. The last game on the top side will take place wednesday between Glen Oaks and Minden due to the G.O. girls in the Ladies Top 28 in Hammond. This 4/13 game will be fun to see as Minden has two very talented kids in A'Torri Shine and Jay Beavers. Glen Oaks will rely on senior leadership from Brian Williams(Oklahoma State signee), Brandon Johnson and Andre Scott. On the bottom side, Karr travels to Washington Marion, East Jefferson goes to Northside, Ellender hosts Cecilia and sharpshooting guard Donovan Williams while 2 seed Bossier hosts Neville.

Class 4A 2nd Round Predictions:

1. Peabody over 16. McDonogh #35
8. Istrouma over 9. Salmen
3. Wossman over 21. Tioga
4. Glen Oaks over 13. Minden
14. Karr over 3. Washington Marion
6. Northside over 11. East Jefferson
7. Ellender over 10. Cecilia
2. Bossier over 15. Neville

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