Basketball: Helen Cox, Hahnville, Jesuit, St. Aug win at Newman Invitational

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The winner’s bracket is set at the annual Newman Invitational Tournament.

Hahnville continued its impressive start to the season with a convincing 72-53 win over a good Brother Martin squad. The Tigers improved to 5-1 and will take on Karr at 8 p.m. tonight.

Jesuit fought off Lusher 51-48 to improve to 4-1. The Blue Jays will take on Helen Cox at 3:30 p.m.

The Cougars scored a thrilling 59-52 overtime win over East Jefferson. Daelon Murdock led the way with 20 points while Brandon Allen and Terrence Joseph each added 11 points. Leroy Friloux had 15 for the Warriors. Helen Cox led 24-19 at halftime and led 38-34 going to the fourth quarter. Helen Cox improved to 7-2 while East Jefferson fell to 5-4.

St. Augustine defeated KIPP Renaissance 63-55 to improve to 5-4 while KIPP fell to 4-3. The Purple Knights take on De L Salle at 5 p.m. In the other winner’s bracket game, John Curtis Christian faces Newman at 6:30 p.m.

Area Prep Basketabll Results from Wednesday, Dec. 6

Boys

New Orleans Area

Newman Invitational

Helen Cox 59, East Jefferson 52 (OT)

Hahnville 72, Brother Martin 53

Jesuit 51, Lusher 48

St. Augustine 63, KIPP Renaissance 55

Others:

Fontainebleau 65, Grace King 55

Salmen 37, Lake Area New Tech 35

South Plaquemines 63, Ridgewood 23

West Jefferson 68, Crescent City Christian 65

Baton Rouge Area

Denham Springs 67, Albany 45  (Denham Springs Tournament)

East Ascension 59, Port Allen 57

Live Oak 51, Holden 33

Plaquemine 56, Zachary 43

Bayou Area

Berwick 63, Catholic (NI) 29

Girls

New Orleans Area

Bonnabel 54, Fisher 32

Mount Carmel 66, Destrehan 27

Newman 28, Patrick Taylor 23

Baton Rouge Area

Brusly 44, Grace King 27

Denham Springs 44, Doyle 26

Donaldsonville 46, Plaquemine 40

Bayou Area

Ellender 71, Parkview Baptist 36

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Thursday, Dec. 7

Boys

New Orleans Area

Newman Invitational

Winners Bracket at Fitzgerald-Skertich Arena

Helen Cox vs. Jesuit, 3:30 p.m.

De La Salle vs. St. Augustine, 5 p.m.

John Curtis Christian vs. Newman, 6:30 p.m.

Hahnville vs. Karr, 8 p.m.

Consolation Bracket at Ed Tuohy Gymnasium

John Ehret vs. KIPP-B.T. Washington, 6 p.m.

East Jefferson vs. Lusher, 7:30 p.m.

Others:

Archbishop Shaw vs. Fontainebleau, 6:30 p.m. at Fontainebleau Tournament

Cohen at Clark, 5 p.m.

Sam Houston at Archbishop Rummel, 6 p.m.

NOMMA at M.L. King Charter, 5 p.m.

Ponchatoula at Loranger, 7 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Assumption at East Ascension, 8 p.m. at East Ascension Tournament

Brusly vs. Broadmoor, 5 p.m. at Central Tournament

Catholic (BR) vs. Livonia, 6:30 p.m. at Central Tournament

Christ Episcopal at Pine, 7 p.m.

False River at Highland Baptist, 7 p.m.

McKinley vs. Northwest, 4 p.m. at Northside Tournament

Parkview Baptist vs. University Lab, 3:30 p.m.at Central Tournament

St. Amant vs. St. Louis Catholic, 6 p.m. at Sulphur Tournament

Tara vs. Central, 8 p.m. at Central Tournament

Woodlawn (BR) vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4 p.m. at Episcopal Tournament

Bayou Area

H.L. Bourgeois vs. Houma Christian, 8 p.m. at Houma Christian Tournament

Ellender vs. Terrebonne, 5 p.m. at H.L. Bourgeois Tournament

Franklin at South Terrebonne, 5:30 p.m.

Girls

New Orleans Area

Cabrini vs. Scotlandville, 7 p.m. at East St. John Tournament

Chalmette at Dominican, 6 p.m.

Covington vs. Franklinton, 4:30 p.m. at Slidell Tournament

Warren Easton at Ursuline, 6 p.m.

John Ehret at South Plaquemines, 5 p.m.

KIPP-B.T. Washington at Helen Cox, 6 p.m.

Northlake Christian at Cohen, 5 p.m.

Salmen at Slidell, 6 p.m.

St. Katharine Drexel at St. Mary’s Academy, 5 p.m.

West Jefferson at Ben Franklin, 6:45 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Brusly at Lutcher, 6 p.m.

Dunham at Opelousas, 5 p.m.

False River at Highland Baptist, 5 p.m.

McKinley at Madison Prep, 5 p.m.

Morgan City at Capitol, 4 p.m. at Broadmoor Tournament

St. Amant at Ascension Christian, 6 p.m.

Bayou Area

Academy of Our Lady at Vandebilt Catholic, 6 p.m.

Franklin at South Terrebonne, 5 p.m.

Westgate at Thibodaux, 5 p.m.

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