Basketball: Easton, South Plaquemines boys; Curtis, Bonnabel girls win Thursday
Area Prep Basketball Report for Friday, Jan. 27
Warren Easton is playing good basketball at the right time of the year.
The Eagles downed McMain 53-48 at home Thursday night.
It was the third straight win for the Eagles and their sixth win in seven games.
Warren Easton led 11-9 after one quarter and 23-17 at halftime. The Eagles led 33-28 going to the final quarter.
The Mustangs got to within a point in the fourth quarter but the Eagles answered to get a big win.
Lionel Larvadain III led McMain with 12 points while Donte Briggs scored seven points as the Mustangs dropped their third straight game.
Dustan Weaver led Easton with 16 points, Kentrell Fulton had 15 points and Kentrell Freeman scored 10 points.
Warren Easton (13-9) returns to 11-4A play Monday a Douglass at 7 p.m. while the Mustangs (7-4) play at Carver Tuesday in a rematch of the last two Class 4A state championship games which the two schools split.
It has been a streaky season for South Plaquemines. At one point, the Hurricanes lost five straight games.
Now, South Plaquemines has won five straight games.
The Hurricanes blew past Cohen 61-46 at home Thursday evening for their fifth straight win.
South Plaquemines took a 15-6 lead after one quarter and led 28-19 by halftime. The Hurricanes opened up a 49-28 lead after three quarters and coasted to the win.
Senior Darmon Williams and junior Kyrin Davis each scored 16 points while sophomore Deanel McGee had 13 points and 13 rebounds in an outstanding performance.
South Plaquemines (10-11) looks for its sixth straight win tonight at home against Geo Next Generation at 7 p.m. while the Green Hornets (7-16) will host Jefferson Rise Charter Monday at 7 p.m.
In girls action, it was anticipated to be a showdown for a district title but the drama left the building early.
John Curtis went to Dominican and ripped the home team, dominating from start to finish in an easy 77-36 victory to win the District 9-5A title.
The outcome was decided quickly as John Curtis opened the game on a 15-0 run and never looked back.
Imani Daniels was a dominant force, scoring 27 points for the Lady Patriots while Jania Holmes scored 13 points and Heaven Jordan finishing with 12 points.
Zoie Mitchell led Dominican with 13 points.
John Curtis (18-4, 4-0), No. 1 in the Select Division I LHSAA power rankings, won its sixth straight game. The Lady Patriots will host Ellender next Wednesday at 7 p.m. Dominican (19-7, 2-1) saw its seven-game win streak end and will next travel to meet Archbishop Chapelle Monday at 4:30 p.m. in district play.
In girls action, Bonnabel rolled to its third straight win, easily dismissing rival East Jefferson 58-11 at home in District 8-5A play.
The Bruins have now won seven of eight games.
Senior Oberyell Celestine led Bonnabel with 22 points, sophomore Loriell Lewis scored nine points and freshman Zaniya McKee finished with eight points.
Bonnabel (14-7, 3-0) remained on top in district play with the win and the Bruins will play at West Jefferson next Tuesday at 6 p.m. in district play
East Jefferson (0-10, 0-2) will host Chalmette next Tuesday at 6 p.m. in 8-5A action.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Thursday, Jan. 26
Carver 51, Douglass 35
Dunham 49, Willow School 39
John F. Kennedy 69, New Orleans Science & Math 26
McDonogh (35) 54, Abramson 49
Ponchatoula 79, Albany 67
Port Allen 69, Doyle 55
South Plaquemines 61, Cohen 46
Walker 78, St. Helena 43
Warren Easton 53, McMain 48
Archbishop Chapelle 32, Mount Carmel Academy 30
Bogalusa 48, Jewel Sumner 12
Bonnabel 58, East Jefferson 11
De La Salle 42, Booker T. Washington (NO) 30
Family Christian 47, Pearl River 23
John Curtis Christian 77, Dominican 36
Port Allen 62, Doyle 57
Riverdale 47, McMain 35
St. Charles Catholic 42, M.L. King Charter 8
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