Basketball: Karr stays hot with win over Curtis to highlight first day of Country Day Classic
Area Prep Basketball Report for Tuesday, Dec. 21
In the Country Day Basketball Classic in Metairie, Brother Martin bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 52-41 victory over Booker T. Washington.
Brother Martin led 15-11 after one quarter and took a 26-20 lead by halftime. It was 35-26 going to the final quarter.
Corey Skillman led the Crusaders with 15 points, eight rebounds and two assists, Jace Patin had eight points, nine rebounds and two steals and Eli Pichon and Marvin Jones each scored six points.
Brother Martin (13-1) advances to the quarterfinals to face a rematch against Karr at 5:30 p.m.
The Cougars fought off John Curtis Christian 53-48 for their sixth straight win.
Devin Lewis led Karr (10-2) with 18 points, Shyves Johnson had 11 points, 11 rebounds and two steals, Leland Smith finished with seven points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals and Jovan Taylor had five points and eight rebounds.
Laron Louis topped the Patriots with 15 points and six rebounds while Darius Rockett scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds with five steals.
Karr gave Brother Martin’s its first loss this past Saturday, beating the Crusaders 51-46.
Also in the tournament, Sophie B. Wright fought past St. Louis Catholic 61-54 behind 16 points from Treyvontay Alford and 11 points by Karyon Reed.
The Warriors (6-1) advance to take on St. Thomas More in the quarterfinals Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. The Cougars downed John F. Kennedy 64-42.
Hahnville rallied in the fourth quarter to overcome Archbishop Rummel 47-38.
The Tigers led 16-12 after one quarter but the Raiders rallied to take a 23-20 lead at halftime. Rummel still led 34-33 going to the fourth quarter. That is when Hahnville took over, outscoring the Raiders 14-4 in the final frame for the win. Rummel led 35-33 before Hahnville ended the game on a 14-3 run.
Cameron Lumar led the way with 20 points and four rebounds while Jai Johnson had 10 points, five assists and four steals. Jamard Jones topped the Raiders (3-5) with 12 points while Darius Davis added seven points.
Hahnville (9-5) will play Catholic of Baton Rouge at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Bears whipped McDonogh 35 by a 74-38 margin.
Jesuit downed Northlake Christian 57-48. The Blue Jays (9-5) will face host Country Day at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Cajuns whipped East Iberville 64-43 to improve to 6-4.
In other action, East St. John bounced back from a loss to Zachary with a 69-65 win at home over Donaldsonville.
Bryce Gilyot led the way for the Wildcats with 28 points while Kylon Harris finished with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Troy Cole had 17 points for the Tigers while Rayien Oatis finished with 12 points.
East St. John (13-2) travels to St. Paul’s Wednesday at 6 p.m. while Donaldsonville (11-3) will next play at Baker on Jan. 4.
In girls action, Mandeville won at home 42-25 over De La Salle.
Sophomore Saleigh Berry led the Lady Skippers with 15 points, three rebounds, four assists and four steals while senior Sarah Arnett had 12 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and two steals. Senior Lexi Palisi added 10 points and six rebounds.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Monday, Dec. 20
Brother Martin 52, Booker T. Washington 41
Catholic (BR) 74, McDonogh 35 38
Country Day 64, East Iberville 43
Destrehan 63, Phoenix 53
East St. John 69, Donaldsonville 65
French Settlement 78, Woodlawn (BR) 55
Hahnville 47, Archbishop Rummel 38
Jesuit 57, Northlake Christian 48
Jewel Sumner 72, International High 54
Karr 53, John Curtis Christian 48
Salmen 67, Helen Cox 53
Sarah T. Reed 46, Pearl River 30
Sophie B. Wright 61, St. Louis Catholic 54
St. Charles Catholic 87, St. Martin’s Episcopal 86
St. James 77, Baker 55
St. Thomas More 64, John F. Kennedy 42
Varnado 70, Springfield 67
East Iberville 50, Booker T. Washington 18
East St. John 60, Donaldsonville 25
Haynes Academy 51, Higgins 30
John Curtis Christian 72, Lafayette Christian 69
John F. Kennedy 40, St. Mary’s 23
Lafayette 65, Karr 43
Madison Prep 37, Hahnville 21
Mandeville 42, De La Salle 25
Pearl River 52, East Jefferson 30
Salmen 58, Bonnabel 31
Woodlawn (BR) 52, French Settlement 49
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