Basketball: Country Day back on floor and thriving

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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

Boys

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

Girls

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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