Basketball: East St. John, Ben Franklin girls win thrillers

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Area Prep Basketball Report for Tuesday, Jan. 17

In girls prep basketball action Monday, East St. John won a 54-52 thriller over Alexandria at Walker High.

Kyla Cage led the Wildcats with 22 points and eight rebounds, Jasmine Matthews had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Leyah Watson had eight points and nine rebounds.

East St. John (12-8) has won four straight games. The Wildcats return to District 7-5A play Tuesday at Terrebonne.

Ben Franklin scored an impressive 58-52 victory at always tough Warren Easton in a key District 11-4A contest.

Petra Trumbach led the Lady Falcons with 17 points, including four 3-pointers and contributed 10 rebounds and four assists. Allison Honeywood also scored 17 points and had seven rebounds. Honeywood came up big in the fourth quarter, scoring nine of her 17 points.

Kamryn Washington topped Easton with 16 points.

Ben Franklin (19-5, 2-0) returns to district play Thursday, hosting Cabrini at 5 p.m. while the Eagles (14-8, 1-1) will host Carver at 6 p.m. Thursday in district competition.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Monday, Jan. 16

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McKinley 33, McDonogh (35) 19
Scotlandville 54, Booker T. Washington (NO) 36
Northside 51, Carver 46
Southside 58, Landry 52
St. Augustine 57, Sophie B. Wright 54 (OT)
McMain 47, Karr 42

Ascension Christian 70, Christ Episcopal 38
Warren Easton 61, Ben Franklin 54

Ben Franklin 48, Warren Easton 42
Carver 49, Abramson 15
De La Salle 52, Riverside Academy 32
Denham Springs 58, French Settlement 28
East St. John 54, Alexandria 52
Geo Next Generation 35, Livingston Collegiate 28
John Curtis Christian 64, West Jefferson 45
Liberty 68, Northshore 39
Pope John Paul II 31, Academy of Sacred Heart (NO) 26
Salmen 51, Bolton 45
St. Katharine Drexel 46, Crescent City Christian 19

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