Basketball: East St. John boys, Hahnville girls win in doubleheader

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Area Prep Basketball Report for Saturday, Jan. 9

In a showdown in District 7-5A, East St. John took the first step toward a title, upsetting Hahnville 70-66 in boys action Friday night in Reserve.

It was close throughout.

Hahnville led 19-16 after one quarter before East St. John rallied to take a 37-34 lead at halftime. The Wildcats built a 56-46 going to the fourth quarter before the Tigers closed the gap but fell short.

Kylon Harris led East St. John with 27 points while Robert Ferrygood and Amir Rios had 14 points.

Kaden Pierre scored 20 points while Claudell Harris Jr. had 16 points for Hahnville

East St. John (12-3, 2-0) travels to always tough Walker next Wednesday at 7 p.m. while Hahnville (12-2, 1-1) returns to district play, hosting Thibodaux at 7 p.m.

The Hahnville girls allowed the Tigers to get a split as they defeated the Wildcats 50-35.

The win was the third straight for Hahnville.

Senior guard Kori Joseph led the way for Hahnville with 16 points while junior guard Raegan Harold scored 14 points.

Hahnville (10-3, 3-0) returns to district play Tuesday, hosting Thibodaux at 6 p.m. while the Wildcats (7-8, 2-2) play at Cabrini Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Friday, Jan. 8

Boys
Archbishop Shaw 55, Holy Cross 41
Belle Chasse 74, Higgins 52
Bogalusa 64, Jewel Sumner 38
Bonnabel 66, Capitol 60
Central 90, Morris Jeff Community 61
Country Day 56, Northshore 51
Destrehan 55, H.L. Bourgeois 51
East Jefferson 76, Legacy Sports & Science Academy (TX) 69
East St. John 70, Hahnville 66
Family Christian 61, Pearl River 55
Grand Isle 47, Maurepas 26
Holden 51, Albany 49
Karr 56, Hannan 54
Lakeshore 83, Springfield 44
Lusher Charter 43, Episcopal 42
Newman 44, Salmen 41
Riverside Academy 67, Ponchatoula 59
Slidell 57, Mandeville 42
Sophie B. Wright 56, Chalmette 37
St. Augustine 70, Archbishop Rummel 45
St. Helena 67, Independence 42
St. Paul’s 71, Hammond 56
St. Thomas More 58, Dunham 52
White Castle 43, M.L. King Charter 30

Girls
Amite 81, Pine 28
Doyle 50, Mansfield 38
H.L. Bourgeois 46, Destrehan 33
Hahnville 50, East St. John 35
Kentwood 64, Varnado 27
Newman 43, Sacred Heart (NO) 16
Pope John Paul II 41, Ascension Christian 21
Springfield 58, Lakeshore 41
St. Helena 41, Independence 39

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