Basketball: Karr edges Riverside

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Riverside at Karr basketball

Area Prep Basketball Report for Friday, Jan. 15

Karr rallied in the fourth quarter Thursday nigh to defeat Riverside Academy in Algiers, 65-61.

In a close game throughout, the Rebels led 15-10 after one quarter before the Cougars took a 30-27 lead into halftime. Riverside recaptured the lead at 44-43 after three quarters.

Karr made just 12-of-22 free throws, which kept it close. Riverside was 11-of-17 from the free throw line.

Leland Smith led the Cougars with 19 points, Shyves Johnson had 17 and Devin Lewis scored 12 points for Karr.

Playing with shin splints, Gage Larvadain led Riverside with 27 points. Tairyn Lockhart added 12 points while Samajia McClendon had 10 points for the Rebels.

“I think we are growing and improving daily and that’s the message we are sending to the kids and the whole reason we play a schedule like this,” Karr coach Taurus Howard said. “Riverside was a tough bunch of kids. We were lucky to escape with a win. They harassed us all night long and we didn’t finish well around the goal.”

The Cougars utilized their size well enough to win.

“We definitely had a height advantage but their guards pressed the whole night,” Howard said. “They kept making plays and we couldn’t extend the lead. At the end, we made some stops and made some free throws to seal the game.”

Karr (8-8) will host rival McDonogh 35 tonight at 5 p.m. while Riverside (8-5) will take on Bonnabel next Thursday night, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Thursday, Jan. 14

Boys
Belle Chasse 86, Riverdale 59
Country Day 54, Newman 45 (OT)
Glen Oaks 40, St. Charles Catholic 34
Karr 65, Riverside Academy 61
St. Amant 71, Holden 47

Girls
Ben Franklin 47, Carver 31
Chalmette 60, Academy of Our Lady 36
Newman 39, Country Day 32
Plaquemine 57, Donaldsonville 27
St. Charles Catholic 60, South Plaquemines 33
St. Scholastica 40, Sacred Heart (NO) 36
Warren Easton 79, Cabrini 20

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