Basketball: John Curtis, Chapelle girls with district wins; Hammond boys victorious

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Area Prep Basketball Report for Tuesday, Jan. 24

In girls prep basketball action Monday, six-time defending state champion John Curtis Christian defeated Mount Carmel Academy 54-32 in a District 9-5A contest in River Ridge. The win was the fifth straight for John Curtis.

The Patriots forced 27 turnovers by the Cubs, leading to 27 points for Curtis.

John Curtis took a 14-9 lead after one quarter and a 25-15 lead at halftime. The lead grew to 36-17 heading to the fourth quarter.

Chikae Desdunes led John Curtis with 21 points and four rebounds. Heaven Jordan had eight rebounds, six rebounds and five steals while Imari Daniel scored eight points with 11 rebounds.

Reagan Guilmino led Mount Carmel with nine points and four rebounds.

Ranked first in the latest LHSAA girls Select Division I power rankings, John Curtis (17-4, 3-0) remains on top in league play. The Patriots will travel to Dominican at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mount Carmel (15-10, 0-2) will host Archbishop Chapelle at 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

Chapelle downed Karr 44-26 at home in a District 9-5A contest.

Chapelle led 12-5 after one quarter and 18-14 at halftime. The Chipmunks expanded the lead to 28-17 heading to the final quarter.

Baylie Carroll led the Chipmunks with 19 points while Khaalidah Muhammad topped the Cougars with seven points.

Chapelle (17-9, 1-1) returns to district play Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at Mount Carmel Academy.

The Cougars (11-12, 0-3) will venture out of district play to travel to Riverside Wednesday at 6 p.m.

In boys action, Hammond handled Pine 80-60 at home.

Seniors Mashua Miller and Lamar Tobias each scored 15 points for the Tornadoes. Miller added three steals while Tobias had five steals.

Hammond (15-7) return to action in District 6-5A play tonight at St. Paul’s at 7 p.m. while the Raiders (7-10) lost their third straight contest and Pine returns to District 7-3A play Friday at 7 p.m. at Amite.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Monday, Jan. 23

Archbishop Hannan 61, Hahnville 38
Carver 58, McDonogh (35) 41
Cohen 56, Varnado 52
Country Day 60, Willow School 33
Hammond 80, Pine 60
John Curtis Christian 54, Mount Carmel Academy 32
Pearl River 57, Sarah T. Reed 56
Pope John Paul II 58, Jewel Sumner 32
St. Charles Catholic 71, International 35
Warren Easton 62, M.L. King Charter 58

Academy of Sacred Heart (NO) 38, Haynes Academy 27
Archbishop Chapelle 44, Karr 26
Ben Franklin 63, Douglass 52
Covenant Christian 56, Grand Isle 4
De La Salle 54, Willow School 9
Higgins 50, Landry 30
Kenner Discovery 53, Riverdale 40
McMain 49, Booker T. Washington (NO) 37
Pine 59, Hammond 51
Pope John Paul II 47, Jewel Sumner 13

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