Basketball: Brother Martin boys, ESJ girls remain unbeaten in district play

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The Brother Martin boys and East St. John girls have declared themselves as contenders for district honors.

The Crusaders remained unbeaten in District 9-5A with a 74-64 victory at Archbishop Shaw, handing the young Eagles their sixth straight loss.

Brother Martin led 17-15 after one quarter behind five points from Tyler Epps. The Crusaders expanded the lead to 39-30 at halftime with Epps finishing the half with 14 points. It was 58-45 after three quarters.

Epps finished with 20 points, four rebounds and three steals, Tyler Lally had 19 points and Tomlinson had 16 points and three steals.

Brother Martin (12-7, 2-0) will host John Curtis Christian Friday night at Bob Conlin Gymnasium at 7 p.m. in Catholic League play. The Eagles (3-12, 0-3) will step out of district play for a road game at Belle Chasse Friday night.

At Destrehan, East St. John took control early and handled the host Wildcats 67-44 for its third straight victory to remain unbeaten and in first place in District 6-5A. Hahnville is the only other unbeaten team (2-0) in 6-5A.

East St. John led 20-11 after one quarter and 39-22 at halftime. It was 51-35 after three quarters.

Meah Monroe and Taylor Lipps scored 22 points each to lead East St. John (15-6, 4-0) while Kayja Jackson added 22 points. It was the first win for East St. John over Destrehan since 2013, snapping a nine-game losing streak against its rival.

Daja Sanchez topped Destrehan (2-14, 0-1) with 14 points while Darielle Richard finished with 10 points.

East St. John steps away from district play for a contest at St. Mary’s Academy this evening at 5 p.m. while Destrehan will host Central Lafourche Friday at 6 p.m. in district play.

East St. John will host Destrehan on Feb. 2 at Reserve.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Tuesday, Jan. 9

Boys

New Orleans Area

Amite 47, Pope John Paul II 38

Belle Chasse 59, NOMMA 56

Brother Martin 74, Archbishop Shaw 64

Country Day 71, Patrick Taylor 26

John Curtis Christian 65, Holy Cross 62

Destrehan 65, East St. John 59

East Jefferson 54, Ben Franklin 37

Warren Easton 42, Salmen 41

Fontainebleau 54, Hammond 50

Jesuit 61, Archbishop Rummel 39

M.L. King Charter 67, East Iberville 55

KIPP Renaissance 54, Chalmette 40

Lutcher 51, St. James 48

McMain 56, Higgins 49

Newman 53, Lusher 40

Northshore 59, Mandeville 37

Plaquemine 69, West Jefferson 52

Riverside 71, Landry-Walker 62

St. Paul’s 88, Covington 76

St. Thomas Aquinas 60, St. Charles Catholic 28

Sophie B. Wright 97, Sci Academy 44

Baton Rouge Area

Broadmoor 83, Live Oak 81

Brusly 64, The Church Academy 61

Carencro 59, Jehovah-Jireh 52

Central 68, Northeast 39

Donaldsonville 88, West St. John 50

False River 60, Cathoilc (NI) 51

Family Christian 48, Teurlings Catholic 34

Glen Oaks 62, Tara 58

Holden 61, Albany 27

Independence 49, Northlake Christian 29

Kentwood 53, Mount Hermon 43

Livonia 49, St. John’s 42

Phoenix 48, International High 37

Scotlandville 62, Karr 43

St. Michael’s 70, Mentorship Academy 55

Jewel Sumner 51, Archbishop Hannan 42

University 58, Zachary 54

Varnado 81, Pine 56

Walker 77, Dutchtown 55

White Castle 52, Central Catholic 28

Bayou Area

Berwick 65, Erath 45

H.L. Bourgeois 66, Central Lafourche 60

Franklin 90, Delcambre 45

Morgan City 50, New Iberia 42

Patterson 56, Kaplan 41

South Lafourche 61, Covenant Christian 58

South Terrebonne 82, South Plaquemines 53

St. Amant 64, Assumption 60

Thibodaux 76, Terrebonne 52

Girls

New Orleans Area

Amite 70, Pope John Paul 23

Belle Chasse 50, NOMMA 10

Helen Cox 51, Lake Area New Tech 40

Dominican 50, Haynes 25

East St. John 67, Destrehan 44

Fontainebleau 46, Hammond 33

Ben Franklin 49, De La Salle 37

M.L. King Charter 58, East Iberville 46

McDonogh 35  34, Karr 27

Mount Carmel 56, Academy of Our Lady 29

Northshore 56, Mandeville 46

Salmen 70, Franklinton 48

St. James 48, Lutcher 38

St. Martin’s Episcopal 25, Lusher 22

St. Scholastica 61, Lakeshore 40

Ursuline 56, Riverside 37

Vandebilt Catholic 51, Academy of Sacred Heart (NO) 31

Baton Rouge Area

Albany 63, Holden 62

Archbishop Chapelle 40, St. Joseph’s Academy 32

Archbishop Hannan 38, Jewel Sumner 32

Baker 50, Northeast 24

Brusly 45, The Church Academy 41

Donaldsonville 72, West St. John 30

East Ascension 54, Dutchtown 26

False River 31, Catholic (NI) 29

Grand Isle 32, First Baptist Christian 22

Houma Christian 62, Central 27

Northlake Christian 43, Independence 32

Pine 43, Varnado 25

Plaquemine 44, Morgan City 34

Port Allen 43, West Feliciana 18

St. Charles Catholic 44, Maurepas 27

St. Mary’s Academy 51, Parkview Baptist 26

St. Michael’s 65, Capitol 12

University 53, Lee 50

Bayou Area

Catholic (NI) 36, West St. Mary 19

Central Lafourche 55, H.L. Bourgeois 49

Ellender 67, Madison Prep 46

Erath 52, Berwick 44

Franklin 55, Delcambre 30

Kaplan 72, Patterson 13

South Terrebonne 68, South Plaquemines 10

Thibodaux 50, Terrebonne 33

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 10

Boys

New Orleans Area

Cohen at Crescent City Christian, 6 p.m.

Fisher at Ridgewood, 5 p.m.

French Settlement at West St. John, 6:15 p.m.

Higgins at Lake Area New Tech, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Dunham at West Feliciana, 7 p.m.

Runnels at Lee, 6 p.m.

Springfield at Ascension Catholic, 6 p.m.

Bayou Area

South Plaquemines at Vandebilt Catholic, 7 p.m.

Girls

New Orleans Area

Bogalusa at Loranger, 6 p.m.

Carver at KIPP-B.T. Washington, 5:30 p.m.

Patrick Taylor at Belle Chasse, 4:30 p.m.

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

Baton Rouge Area

Baker at Port Allen, 5:30 p.m.

Walker at Kaplan, 4:30 p.m.

Bayou Area

Berwick at Vandebilt Catholic, 6:15 p.m.

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