Basketball: Riverside wins Sophie B. Wright Tournament

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It is a surprise, perhaps a slump when Riverside Academy does not win a state championship for two consecutive years. That is how dominant and prominent of a program Timmy Byrd has built in Reserve.

The Rebels served notice that they are back after two years without winning a state championship.

Riverside captured the Sophie B. Wright Tournament, rallying past St. Thomas More to win 69-60 at SUNO in the title game Sunday.

The Cougars led 33-32 at halftime before the Rebels took control in the second half.

Alabama signee Jared Butler was named to the all-tournament team, along with Kash Foley. The Rebels (4-0) swept through a bevy of excellent teams, beating Bonnabel, Country Day, Sophie B. Wright and St. Thomas More to win the tournament.

Riverside returns to action tonight at Covington at 7 p.m.

Area Prep Basketball Result for Sunday, Dec. 3

Boys

Riverside 69, St. Thomas More 60 (Title game of Sophie B. Wright Tournament)

Newman 54, Bonnabel 51

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Monday, Dec. 4

Boys

New Orleans Area

Denham Springs at Hammond, 7 p.m.

Fontainebleau at Lakeshore, 7 pm..

Kentwood at Albany, 6 p.m.

KIPP-B.T. Washington at Higgins, 7:15 p.m.

McMain at South Plaquemines, 6:30 p.m.

Ponchatoula at East St. John, 7 p.m.

Riverside at Covington, 7 p.m.

Sophie B. Wright at Crescent City Christian, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Abbeville at Southern Lab, 6 p.m.

Destrehan at Lutcher, 5:30 p.m.

Doyle at Runnels, 5 p.m.

False River at Livonia, 7 p.m.

Glen Oaks at Family Christian, 5 p.m.

Louisiana School for The Deaf at The Church Academy, 6 p.m.

South Lafourche at Brusly, 6 p.m.

Woodlawn (BR) at Live Oak, 7 pm.

Bayou Area

Plaquemine at Morgan City, 7 p.m.

Girls

New Orleans Area

Chalmette at John Curtis Christian, 5 p.m.

East St. John at Grace King, 5 p.m.

Franklinton at Kentwood, 6 p.m.

McMain at South Plaquemines, 4:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Academy at East Jefferson, 5 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Carver at KIPP Renaissance, 6 p.m.

Warren Easton at McKinley, 6 p.m.

False River at Livonia, 5 p.m.

Hammond at Zachary, 6 p.m.

Live Oak at Episcopal, 5 p.m.

New Iberia at Franklin, 5:30 p.m.

Ponchatoula at Capitol, 5:30 p.m.

West Feliciana at Broadmoor, 6 p.m.

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