Basketball: Bonnabel, Lusher continue winning ways to take district leads

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In a showdown for first place in District 8-5A between unbeaten boys basketball teams, Bonnabel controlled play from start to finish in a convincing, impressive 76-47 victory at West Jefferson for its fifth straight win.

Rodney Munson led the Bruins (22-5, 4-0) with 28 points, Donte Mitchell had 19 points and Will Allen finished with 11 points.

Bonnabel returns to action in a showdown for a possible district championship Friday night at home against Landry-Walker while West Jefferson (20-8, 3-1) travels to Grace King Friday night at 6 pm

Don’t look now but Lusher is in first place in District 10-3A.

The Lions fought off traditional power De La Salle 64-61 at home Tuesday night to take sole possession of first place in the district.

The Cavaliers started well, taking a 17-10 lead after one quarter before the Lions rallied to tie the game 30-30 at halftime. Lusher took a 50-45 lead going to the final quarter and held off the Cavs for the big win. The victory was the first after 12 straight losses for Lusher to De La Salle and it avenged a 57-52 loss at De La Salle on Jan. 18.

Ian Kirsch and Cameron Williams each scored 19 points for the Lions (18-9, 5-1) while Corey Madison had 12 points. Jalen Ned topped De La Salle (16-9, 3-2) with 14 points while John Kelly had 13 points.

Lusher next faces a showdown at Donaldsonville Friday night at 7 pm while De La Salle will host St. James in district play. Donaldsonville is 3-2 in district play, tied with Lusher. The Lions beat the Tigers 73-57 at home on Jan. 22.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Tuesday, Feb. 5

New Orleans Area

Amite 50, Independence 43

Bonnabel 76, West Jefferson 47

Carver 73, Riverdale 52

Catholic (BR) 69, McKinley 46

Covington 52, Fontainebleau 43

Destrehan 39, Central Lafourche 35

Donaldsonville 56, St. Charles Catholic 38

Franklinton 70, Salmen 61

Holy Cross 84, John Curtis Christian 50

Jesuit 41, Archbishop Shaw 30

KIPP Renaissance 71, Thomas Jefferson 70

Lakeshore 100, Pearl River 43

Lusher Charter 64, De La Salle 61

Ponchatoula 66, St. Paul’s 46

Slidell 68, Mandeville 62

St. Augustine 61, Brother Martin 53

St. Thomas Aquinas 47, Springfield 33

Sophie B. Wright 88, Sci Academy 38

Baton Rouge Area

Breaux Bridge 51, Livonia 33

Capitol 66, East Feliciana 60

East Ascension 46, Broadmoor 41

East Iberville 72, Ascension Christian 42

Lee Magnet 75, Tara 60

Lutcher 55, St. Michael 53

Madison Prep 75, Baker 45

North Central 70, Catholic (PC) 39

Plaquemine 55, Woodlawn (BR) 39

Sacred Heart (VP) 55, False River 34

Scotlandville 100, Live Oak 67

St. Amant 87, Dutchtown 86

University High 55, Glen Oaks 49

Ville Platte 64, Parkview Baptist 59

Walker 77, Belaire 50

White Castle 54, Kentwood 28

Zachary 53, Denham Springs 48

Bayou Area

Country Day 54, Central Catholic 51

Ellender 90, Assumption 82

Kaplan 52, Berwick 33

Lafayette Christian 65, Centerville 63

Morgan City 58, South Lafourche 56

Patterson 52, Erath 21

Terrebonne 74, East St. John 49

Thibodaux 74, Hahnville 72

E.D. White Catholic 32, South Terrebonne 17

Area Boys Prep Basketball Schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 6

New Orleans Area

East Jefferson at Chalmette, 7 pm

Fisher at Ecole Classique, 5 pm

Newman at Warren Easton, 7 pm

Pearl River at Albany 6 pm

Riverside Academy at Karr, 7:15 pm

Varnado at Amite, 7 pm

Baton Rouge Area

Jehovah-Jireh at Louisiana School for the Deaf, 6 pm

Southern Lab at Central, 5:30 pm

Area Girls Prep Basketball Report for Wednesday, Feb. 6

Area Girls Prep Basketball Results from Tuesday, Feb. 5

New Orleans Area

Amite 71, Independence 24

Christ Episcopal 54, Louisiana School for the Deaf 8

Country Day 51, Riverside Academy 41

De La Salle 55, St. Charles Catholic 53

Ben Franklin 46, McDonogh 35 34

Hammond 55, Northshore 51

Grace King 42, East Jefferson 31

Mandeville 23, Slidell 22

Pine 58, Pope John Paul II 20

Salmen 56, Franklinton 46

St. James 57, Lusher Charter 14

St. Scholastica 43, Dunham 32

St. Thomas Aquinas 43, Springfield 31

Jewel Sumner 50, Archbishop Hannan 38

Ursuline 61, Academy of The Sacred Heart (NO) 3

Baton Rouge Area

Albany 85, St. Michael 54

Baker 76, Madison Prep 24

The Church Academy 48, Northeast 42

Denham Springs 45, Zachary 31

Dutchtown 46, St. Joseph’s Academy 33

East Ascension 46, Ascension Christian 39

Mount Hermon 33, Maurepas 23

Live Oak 60, Scotlandville 47

North Central 50, Catholic (PC) 32

Sacred Heart (VP) 50, False River 42

Thibodaux 61, Hahnville 33

University High 58, Glen Oaks 57

White Castle 53, Kentwood 51

Bayou Area

Covenent Christian 43, Patrick Taylor 13

East St. John 68, Terrebonne 40

Ellender 64, Assumption 47

Houma Christian 54, Higgins 51

Kaplan 67, Berwick 36

South Lafourche 79, Morgan City 38

South Terrebonne 50, E.D. White Catholic 20

Area Girls Prep Basketball Schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 6

New Orleans Area

Fisher at Thomas Jefferson, 5 pm

Grace King at West St. John, 5:30 pm

M.L. King Charter at Livingston Collegiate, 5:30 pm

Varnado at Amite, 6 pm

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