Basketball: Archbishop Shaw, Brother Martin, East Jeff open with wins

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Area Prep Basketball Report for Wednesday, Nov. 17

The 2020-21 season was a good one for Archbishop Shaw on the hardwood as the Eagles won a playoff game and reached the Division I quarterfinals.

The 2021-22 season may be an even better one for the Eagles.

Shaw opened its season Tuesday night with a convincing 62-40 victory over Belle Chasse at home.

Shaw jumped on Belle Chasse early to take a 19-8 lead after one quarter and increased the lead to 34-18 by halftime. The lead grew to 47-26 going to the final quarter.

Kam Johnson led the Eagles with 14 points, including nine in the first quarter, while Christian Harris added 11 points. Austin LaSalle and Isiah Barnes each added nine points.

Stone Entrekin and Jay’lin Hughes Inram each scored nine points to top the Cardinals.

Both teams return to action Thursday evening. The Eagles travel to Vandebilt Catholic at 6 p.m. while the Cardinals play at John Ehret at 5 p.m.

Brother Martin is always a significant threat in Division I.

The Crusaders were last in the title game in 2017 and last won a state title in 2010 but they will be contenders this season for the District 9-5A championship as well as contenders in Division I.

Brother Martin started its 2021-22 season in fine fashion, whipping West Jefferson 54-37 at Conlin Gymnasium.

The first quarter saw the Crusaders take a 16-14 lead before expanding the edge to 27-22 at halftime. The third quarter proved decisive as Brother Martin outscored the Buccaneers 20-8 to take a 47-30 lead going to the final quarter.

Senior Jace Patin led the Crusaders with 18 points while junior Corey Skillman added 15. Junior Ray Lotten finished with eight points, Pichon had seven and senior Marvin Jones scored six points for Brother Martin.

Zakeyvious Augustine led West Jefferson with 11 points.

Brother Martin returns to action Thursday in the Grace King Tip-Off Classic while West Jefferson hosts New Orleans Military & Maritime Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

East Jefferson went to Terrebonne and came away with a 59-53 victory.

The Warriors jumped out quickly, taking a 16-8 lead after one quarter and that margin would hold up. It was 33-23 by halftime. East Jefferson maintained a 44-34 lead going to the final quarter and held off the Tigers for the win.

Just off the football field and a fine season at quarterback, senior Arthur Oliver showed no rust as he pumped in 22 points, going 10-of-13 from the field. Oliver added six assists, three rebounds and two assists.

Senior Jeffaire Landry scored 13 points, with 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block while freshman Eugene Stevenson scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds, had four steals and had three assists for the Warriors.

Both teams return to action Thursday as East Jefferson travels to face Booker T. Washington in New Orleans at 7 p.m. while Terrebonne plays at Patterson at 5:30 p.m.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Tuesday, Nov. 16

Boys

Archbishop Shaw 62, Belle Chasse 40

Bogalusa 62, Mount Hermon 32

Brother Martin 54, West Jefferson 37

Denham Springs 71, Jewel Sumner 34

Doyle 53, Holden 34

East Jefferson 59, Terrebonne 53

Episcopal 80, Amite 41

Fontainebleau 78, Varnado 26

French Settlement 73, Parkview Baptist 51

Hammond 49, Kentwood 20

Holy Cross 90, Grace King 57

Karr 58, St. Paul’s 54

Landry 69, McMain 58

Livingston Collegiate 85, Jefferson Rise 16

New Orleans Science & Math 57, Crescent City Christian 52

Salmen 64, Slidell 63

Sarah T. Reed 74, Christ Episcopal 47

Girls

Brusly 55, St. Helena 14

Cabrini 50, Slidell 31

Central Lafourche 60, St. James 31

Morris Jeff Community 25, New Orleans Military & Maritime 21

Newman 60, McDonogh 35 21

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