Basketball: Brother Martin takes lead in Catholic League with win over Curtis

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And then there was one.

Brother Martin took over sole possession of first place in Catholic League play with a convincing 87-70 victory over John Curtis Christian at Bob Conlin Gymnasium Friday night.

It was a banner night for senior Tyler Epps, who was sensational, scoring 41 points for the Crusaders.

The Crusaders led 18-15 after one quarter as Epps had six points. Brother Martin exploded in the second quarter, outscoring the Patriots 23-11 to take a commanding 41-26 lead by halftime. Epps scored nine points in the quarter and finished the half with 15 points. The lead grew to 61-40 after three quarters as Epps scored 11 points in the period. Brother Martin finished it off with 27 points in the fourth quarter for the win as Epps had 15 points in the final period.

Senior Tyler Lally had 16 points, sophomore T.J. Small had 10 points and seven rebounds while junior Victor Tomlinson added eight points.

With the win, the Crusaders remained the only unbeaten team in Catholic League play at 3-0, taking a half-game lead over Jesuit and St. Augustine, who are 2-1. Jesuit lost to Holy Cross 64-58 while St. Augustine downed Archbishop Rummel 46-33 Friday night.

Both teams return to District 9-5A action next Tuesday as Brother Martin (13-7, 3-0) will play at Jesuit next at 7 p.m. while the Patriots (6-13, 1-3) will host Archbishop Shaw at 7 p.m.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Friday, Jan. 12

Boys

New Orleans Area

Archbishop Hannan 57, Loranger 46

Bonnabel 60, East Jefferson 42

Broadmoor 49, Belaire 47

Brother Martin 87, John Curtis Christian 70

Central Lafourche 65, Destrehan 59 (OT)

Cohen 68, International High 55

Country Day 66, De La Salle 55

Crescent City Christian 87, Phoenix 44

Fontainebleau 48, Covington 47

Holy Cross 64, Jesuit 58

Lakeshore 70, South Terrebonne 44

Lusher 56, Ben Franklin 44

McMain 66, Riverdale 48

NOMMA 85, South Plaquemines 82

Northshore 76, Hammond 63

Peabody 64, Sophie B. Wright 57

Pope John Paul II 53, Pine 33

Runnels 78, Ridgewood 19

St. Augustine 46, Archbishop Rummel 33

St. Paul’s 68, Ponchatoula 41

Baton Rouge Area

Alexandria 50, St. Amant 46

Ascension Catholic 58, Hanson Memorial 37

Denham Springs 64, Jewel Sumner 32

Dunham 57, Madison Prep 50

East Ascension 54, Dutchtown 52

Episcopal 55, East Iberville 53

Holden 73, Johnson Bayou 56

Houma Christian 89, Clark 50

Independence 59, Amite 50

Kentwood 50, Springfield 45

Lafayette Christian 65, Jehovah-Jireh 53

Livonia 77, The Church Academy 69

McKinley 42, Glen Oaks 39

Morgan City 85, Mentorship Academy 53

Mount Hermon 48, Varnado 40

Northeast 43, Capitol 40

Port Allen 44, Brusly 41

St. Michael 49, Zachary 35

Walker 93, Live Oak 77

Bayou Area

Ascension Episcopal 51, Franklin 35

Berwick 47, Kaplan 38

H.L. Bourgeois 66, Ellender 65

Centerville 48, Rayne 45

Covenant Christian 51, Family Christian 48

East St. John 64, Terrebonne 62

Hahnville 36, Thibodaux 31

Patterson 71, Erath 16

Thibodaux 58, Hahnville 45

University 68, Assumption 59

West St. John 68, Jeanerette 53

Girls

New Orleans Area

Albany 57, Bogalusa 18

John Curtis Christian 71, University 38

Destrehan 59, Central Lafourche 52

Warren Easton 60, Helen Cox 35

Fontainebleau 67, Covington 29

Franklinton 61, St. Scholastica 49

Karr 37, Belle Chasse 22

Pine 56, Pope John Paul II 27

St. Mary’s Academy 69, Patrick Taylor 6

Baton Rouge Area

Amite 77, Independence 51

Central 49, Live Oak 45

The Church Academy 44, Northeast 17

Denham Springs 47, Jewel Sumner 27

Lee 78, Tara 9

McKinley 49, St. Joseph’s Academy 29

Plaquemine 39, Woodlawn (BR) 28

Port Allen 47, Brusly 30

Scotlandville 72, Parkview Baptist 65

West Feliciana 49, East Feliciana 36

Bayou Area

Covenant Christian 35, Family Christian 25

East St. John 67, Terrebonne 31

Houma Christian 64, Morgan City 28

South Terrebonne 50, New Iberia 23

Vandebilt Catholic 53, St. James 52

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Saturday, Jan. 13

Boys

New Orleans Area

Covenant Christian at Grace King, 3 p.m.

Lake Area New Tech at The McAdory High (AL), 6 p.m.

South Plaquemines at Patrick Taylor, 11 a.m.

St. Charles Catholic at Cohen, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

False River at St. John, 7 p.m.

Madison Prep at McKinley, 7 p.m.

Southern Lab at The Church Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Washington-Marion at Jehovah-Jireh, 7 p.m.

White Castle at Ville Platte, 7 p.m.

Bayou Area

Girls

New Orleans Area

Covenant Christian at Grace King, 3 p.m.

Dominican at St. Katharine Drexel, noon

Dunham at McGehee, 12:45 p.m.

South Plaquemines at Patrick Taylor, 11 a.m.

St. Charles Catholic at St. Scholastica, 4 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

False River at St. John, 6 p.m.

Northlake Christian at Dunham, 10 a.m.

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