Basketball: Country Day back on floor and thriving
Area Prep Basketball Report for Wednesday, Jan. 13
Like many teams, Country Day has endured difficulties this season.
The Cajuns have had their season interrupted twice by COVID-19 issues this season but have endured and marched on.
“We were in two different quarantines totaling about a month,” Cajuns coach Mike McGuire said. “We had to practice to get back in shape. We have five seniors and they are anxious to play their senior years. They are excited to play and have been good leaders. It’s a veteran club.”
Tuesday night, Country Day got off to a really good start, putting the game away in the second quarter.
Country Day led 16-6 after one quarter and the Cajuns opened up a 40-19 lead at halftime. It was 48-33 after three quarters.
“We played really well in the first half,” McGuire said. “We had good balance and shared the ball very well. I thought our kids were ready to play.
Three seniors led the way for Country Day.
Hartson Moss led the way with 16 points, Gabe Kohlmeir finished with 14 points and Alex Deryer had 11 points. Sophomore Jordan Trahan had eight points and Scott Isacks finished with seven points.
Darunce Allen led M.L. King Charter with 19 points while David Webb finished with 12 points.
“Everyone is working very hard around the entire area to make this happen,” McGuire said. “Our kids are observing things quite well and we are cleaning everything regularly. It is a challenge but it is good to have an opportunity to play.”
The Cajuns (6-3) travel to talented Newman Thursday at 7 p.m. before hosting 3-time defending Division V state champion Jehovah-Jireh Friday.
The Jaguars (6-7) have lost three straight and will host West Jefferson next Tuesday.
“The schedule is certainly challenging and will prepare us well for the playoffs,” McGuire said.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Tuesday, Jan. 12
Amite 73, Independence 43
Archbishop Hannan 67, Bogalusa 36
Country Day 67, M.L. King Charter 48
Crescent City Christian 64, Livingston Collegiate 29
Destrehan 56, Terrebonne 51
Douglass 72, Higgins 56
East Jefferson 60, Bonnabel 51
Holden 63, Maurepas 18
Holy Cross 62, Archbishop Rummel 30
John F. Kennedy 48, John Ehret 39
Lakeshore 65, Live Oak 44
Landry 66, West Jefferson 57
Morris Jeff Community 53, St. Charles Catholic 40
Northlake Christian 61, Doyle 58
Ponchatoula 78, Mandeville 59
Springfield 59, Pope John Paul II 55
St. Helena 55, Kentwood 40
St. Paul’s 88, Covington 74
Woodlawn (BR) 82, Franklinton 46
Albany 36, Loranger 31
Bogalusa 49, Archbishop Hannan 35
Bonnabel 57, Crescent City Christian 50
Donaldsonville 65, Lutcher 5
East St. John 67, Cabrini 18
Hahnville 67, Thibodaux 56
Lakeshore 57, Franklinton 22
Ponchatoula 59, Mandeville 43
Riverside Academy 48, St. John 36
Springfield 54, Pope John Paul II 24
Walker 63, De La Salle 45
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