Basketball: Karr boys, St. Martin’s girls continue winning ways

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Area Prep Basketball Report for Thursday, Jan. 13

When the state championship in Class 4A is decided in March, it will most likely have a distinct local flavor.

The top three teams in the boys power rankings in 4A are all New Orleans area squads with defending state champion McMain on top and Karr a very close second in the most recent LHSAA power rankings. Carver is third with Lakeshore fourth and Landry eighth.

Having faced a very challenging schedule, Karr is a serious contender to crash the party thrown by McMain and Carver in the finals a year ago.

Make it four straight wins for the Cougars after a convincing 57-30 victory Wednesday evening at McDonogh 35.

The Roneagles got off to a good start, taking a 10-8 lead after one quarter before the Cougars awakened, outscoring 35 by a 22-7 margin in the second quarter to take a 30-17 halftime lead. The lead grew to 45-22 after three quarters.

Leland Smith led Karr with 17 points while Tristan Brooks had 11 points. J. Polk topped McDonogh 35 with 16 points.

Karr (20-3) will face West Monroe Sunday in the Hamilton Christian M.L. King Classic Tournament at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles Sunday before facing Carver in the annual M.L. King Classic at McDonogh 35 Monday. McDonogh 35 (3-12) will face Morris Jeff Community
on Friday evening.

In girls action, St. Martin’s Episcopal won its third straight game, handling East Jefferson 42-22 at home.

Kylar Coleman led the Saints with 18 points and four rebounds while Jayden Coleman and Toi Robinson each scored nine points.

St. Martin’s (8-4) will host St. John Saturday at 2 p.m. while the Lady Warriors (6-8) travel to John F. Kennedy this evening at 5 p.m.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Wednesday, Jan. 12

Boys

Booker T. Washington 74, West Jefferson 62

Dunham 68, Riverside Academy 43

Karr 57, McDonogh 35 30

Lutcher 41, Plaquemine 39

Slidell 71, Amite 44

Springfield 55, St. Charles Catholic 50

St. Thomas Aquinas 91, Covington 58

Girls

Covington 41, Bogalusa 40

Springfield 65, St. Charles Catholic 40

St. Martin’s Episcopal 42, East Jefferson 22

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