Basketball: Landry boys, Doyle girls take wins Wednesday
Area Prep Basketball Report for Thursday, Jan. 14
Two talented teams who are better than their records hooked up on the West Bank Wednesday night.
In the end, the home team prevailed as Landry broke up a close contest with a big third quarter to down Riverside Academy 81-70.
The game was tied 30-30 at halftime before Landry took control in the third quarter and maintained its edge the rest of the way.
Bennie Amos led the Buccaneers with 25 points while University of New Orleans commit Jamond Vincent scored 23 points.
Samajia McClendon led the Rebels with 18 points while Gage Larvadain finished with 17 points.
Landry (9-8) travels to Douglass Friday at 7 p.m. while Riverside (8-4) returns to action tonight at Karr at 7 p.m.
In girls action, defending Class 2A state champion Doyle is on a roll now.
The Lady Tigers won their seventh straight game, handling Denham Springs 62-35 at home.
The Lady Tigers took care of business early, jumping out to a 26-3 lead after one quarter and controlling play throughout.
Doyle led 37-20 at halftime and 49-28 after three quarters.
Elise Jones led Doyle with 32 points.
Doyle (14-4) returns to action Friday night in District 10-2A action at St. Thomas Aquinas at 6 p.m. while the Yellow Jackets (11-9) will travel to East Iberville on Jan. 21.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Wednesday, Jan. 13
Abramson Sci Academy 72, Grace King 58
Cohen 48, South Plaquemines 47
Covington 56, French Settlement 48
Landry 81, Riverside Academy 70
Walker 57, East St. John 52
Woodlawn (BR) 83, West St. John 57
Carver 59, Helen Cox 10
Doyle 62, Denham Springs 35
Dunham 38, St. Charles Catholic 36
Phoenix 40, Crescent City Christian 29
Pope John Paul II 40, Sacred Heart (NO) 26
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