Basketball Report: Girls playoffs underway, Karr hosts DLS boys

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2018 LHSAA playoff girls basketball brackets

The LHSAA girls state playoffs began Tuesday night with fifth-seed Block hammering 28th-seed Varnado 58-21 in the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs.

This evening, 21st-seed Academy of the Sacred Heart (NO) travels to 12th-seed Teurlings Catholic in the opening round of the Division III playoffs.

In the top boys game this evening, red hot De La Salle travels to always tough Karr for a 6:45 p.m. tip. The Cavaliers (17-9) have won seven straight games.

It is the third meeting between the two teams this year. The Cougars (17-14) won both previous meetings, winning 57-54 on Dec. 9 and 53-36 on Dec. 22.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Tues., Feb. 13

Boys

New Orleans Area

Covington 85, Hammond 73

Baton Rouge Area

Baker 84, West Feliciana 74

The Church Academy 71, Northeast 60

Denham Springs 61, Central 36

Episcopal 54, East Feliciana 46

Jehovah-Jireh 50, Doyle 4

Scotlandville 89, Zachary 49

Walker 68, Live Oak 42

Bayou Area

Ellender 73, E.D. White Catholic 35

Girls Playoffs

Class 1A

#5 Block 57, #28 Varnado 21

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Wed., Feb. 14

Boys

New Orleans Area

Archbishop Shaw at Jesuit, 7 p.m.

Country Day at John Curtis Christian, 7 p.m.

De La Salle at Karr, 6:45 p.m.

Ecole Classique at St. Martin’s Episcopal, 6 p.m.

Slidell at Covington, 7:15 p.m.

Varnado at West St. John, 6:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Cecilia at Livonia, 7 p.m.

Madison Prep at University, 7 p.m.

Bayou Area

Morgan City at Vandebilt Catholic, 7 p.m.

Thibodaux at Ellender, 7 p.m.

Girls Playoffs

Division II

#21 Academy of The Sacred Heart (NO) at #12 Teurlings Catholic, 5 p.m.

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