Basketball: John Curtis hands Mt. Carmel first loss, Ursuline whips Cabrini
Area Prep Basketball Report for Tuesday, Jan. 5
While Mount Carmel Academy was unbeaten, things stayed the same in the Cubs rivalry with traditional power John Curtis Christian.
The four-time defending state champion Lady Patriots, who downed MCA in the last two Division I state title games, won again Monday.
Curtis rallied from behind to overcome Mount Carmel 48-42 at the Cub Gym in the District 9-5A opener for both teams.
Mount Carmel led 12-8 after one quarter and 17-14 at halftime. The Lady Patriots rallied to take a 31-30 lead after one quarter.
Curtis expanded the lead to eight points in the fourth quarter before the Cubs pulled within a point. Curtis then took over to pull away for a hard-earned win.
Terren Coffil led John Curtis with 15 points while Jordan Barfield added 14 points
Taylor Wilkins led Mount Carmel with 11 points while Miranda Strassel finished with nine points.
Both teams return to district play next Monday.
John Curtis (4-3, 1-0) will host Dominican at 6 p.m. while Mount Carmel (14-1) plays at Archbishop Chapelle at 4:30 p.m.
Ursuline Academy went on the road and handled rival Cabrini 55-26.
Senior Tyrielle Williams led the way with 22 points while junior Catherine junior Legendre and Nicole Young each scored 14 points for Ursuline.
The Lions (11-4) will host Karr next Monday at 5 p.m. while the Crescents (1-8) will entertain East St. John next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Monday, Jan. 4
Carver 68, Ellender 62
Country Day 76, Grace King 20
Independence 35, Mount Hermon 31
Mount Hermon 67, Springfield 62
Pearl River 58, Pope John Paul II 47
Ben Franklin 52, Academy of Our Lady 24
Dominican 38, Archbishop Chapelle 29
John Curtis Christian 48, Mount Carmel Academy 42
Karr 41, Bolton 26
St. Martin’s Episcopal 35, East Jefferson 31
Ursuline Academy 55, Cabrini 26
West Jefferson 47, Kentwood 15
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