Basketball: Country Day shocks Karr, Jefferson Rise edges Crescent City for first win
Area Prep Basketball Report for Thursday, Jan. 20
It was a mixed night for Karr basketball.
In boys action Wednesday night, Country Day, always a force but not as much this season, showed that it has the ability to rise up and play at a very high level by pulling off a stunning win at Karr, 46-43.
The Cajuns were down most of the way but staged a furious fourth quarter rally, outscoring the Cougars 20-10 to pull the upset.
Karr led 9-6 after one quarter and maintained an 18-17 edge at halftime. Karr led 33-26 going the decisive fourth quarter.
Maddox Moss hit a pair of free throws with 0.2 seconds left to seal the deal.
Senior Connor Trahan was outstanding, scoring 20 points, including nine in the fourth quarter. Guard Evan Nunez scored 15 points, making five 3-pointers. Trahan and Nunez handled Karr’s trapping defense well.
Leland Smith led the Cougars with 10 points while Tristan Brooks and Javon Taylor each scored nine points.
Country Day (9-9), fifth in the most recent Division IV power rankings, is a team better than its record, having played a very challenging schedule. The Cajuns will host Crescent City Christian Friday at 7 p.m. in a District 9-1A contest.
Karr (21-5), third in the most recent Class 4A power rankings, lost its second straight game and the Cougars will travel to M.L. King Charter Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Jefferson Rise Charter edged Crescent City Christian 83-72 in a thriller in Metairie for its first win of the season.
A pair of talented freshmen led the way for Jefferson Rise with Aaron Thomas scoring 20 points and Kyle Robertson adding 14 points.
Jefferson Rise (1-13) returns to action next Tuesday at Helen Cox while the Pioneers (1-18) are back in action this evening at South Plaquemines at 6 p.m.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Wednesday, Jan. 19
Country Day 46, Karr 43
East Iberville 57, Phoenix 48
Jefferson Rise 73, Crescent City Christian 72
Salmen 69, Sophie B. Wright 66
St. Martin’s Episcopal 83, Pearl River 47
Dominican 55, De La Salle 37
Karr 43, Mount Carmel Academy 32
Mandeville 38, Archbishop Chapelle 30
Newman 54, Academy of Our Lady 34
Phoenix 37, East Iberville 35
Sarah Reed 69, Franklinton 55
St. Charles Catholic 47, John Ehret 24
St. Michael 46, Lutcher 17
St. Thomas Aquinas 39, Belle Chasse 31
Thomas Jefferson 41, Fisher 37
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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football…