Basketball: M.L. King Charter and West St. John girls stay hot with wins Wednesday

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Area Girls Prep Basketball Report for Thursday, Feb. 7

Make it seven straight wins for M.L. King Charter.

The Lady Jaguars edged Livingston Collegiate 40-39 on the road Wednesday night to clinch the District 11-2A district championship.

Dalyn Belvin led the Lady Jags with 16 points, Simone Pierre had 15 and Jasmine Theodore added seven points. M.L. King Charter was tenth in the most recent LHSAA Class 2A power rankings.

M.L. King Charter (17-6, 4-0) closes out its regular season Friday at Cohen at 5 pm while the Wolves (11-5, 1-3) finishes its regular season Friday at Einstein Charter at 5:30 pm.

At Edgard, West St. John handled Grace King 49-34 in its regular season finale.

The Lady Rams took an 18-9 lead after one quarter and led 29-18 at the half. It was 36-24 going to the fourth quarter.

Senior Stevante Hamilton and senior Nazel Breaux each scored 12 points while junior Kylie Adams had 11 for West St. John (28-8). Sophomore Steffiona Washington had eight points for the Fighting Irish while junior Brittney Mendes and freshman Sanaa Holmes each had six points for Grace King (9-23).

The Lady Rams, eighth in the latest LHSAA Class 1A power rankings, are a hot team entering the playoffs, having won six straight games. The Fighting Irish will close out their regular season Thursday at Bonnabel at 5 pm.

Area Girls Prep Basketball Results from Wednesday, Feb. 6

New Orleans Area

Amite 77, Varnado 22

M.L. King Charter 40, Livingston Collegiate 39

West St. John 49, Grace King 34

Area Girls Prep Basketball Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 7

New Orleans Area

Capitol at Pearl River, 6 pm

Carver at John Curtis Christian, 5 pm

Chalmette at West Jefferson, 5 pm

Country Day at Mount Carmel Academy, 5:30 pm

John Ehret at West Jefferson, 5 pm

Fisher at Newman, 5 pm

Haynes Academy at St. Scholastica, 6 pm

J.F. Kennedy at Cabrini, 6 pm

Grace King at Bonnabel, 5 pm

Landry-Walker at Higgins, 6 pm

Pope John Paul II at Academy of The Sacred Heart, 5 pm

Riverside Academy at St. Martin’s Episcopal, 5:30 pm

Salmen at Warren Easton, 6 pm

South Plaquemines at St. Katharine Drexel, 5 pm

Thibodaux at Destrehan, 5 pm

Baton Rouge Area

False River at Episcopal, 5 pm

McKinley at Dutchtown, 5:30 pm

Mentorship Academy at University High, 6 pm

Northeast at Family Christian, 5 pm

St. Amant at East Ascension, 5:30 pm

St. Joseph’s Academy at Broadmoor, 6 pm

St. Michael at Lutcher, 7 pm

St. Thomas Aquinas at French Settlement, 4:30 pm

Bayou Area

Academy of The Sacred Heart (GC) at West St. Mary, 6 pm

Area Boys Prep Basketball Report for Thursday, Feb. 7

Area Boys Prep Basketball Results from Wednesday, Feb. 6

New Orleans Area

Albany 64, Pearl River 44

Amite 61, Varnado 38

East Jefferson 55, Chalmette 51

Ecole Classique 51, Fisher 46

Baton Rouge Area

Jehovah-Jireh 42, Louisiana School for The Deaf 30

Southern Lab 51, Central 48

Area Boys Prep Basketball Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 7

New Orleans Area

Belle Chasse at Thomas Jefferson, 6:30 pm

Haynes Academy at Pope John Paul II, 7 pm

Salmen at Warren Easton, 6 pm

Patrick Taylor at Ridgewood, 5 pm

Baton Rouge Area

Mentorship Academy at University High, 7:30 pm

Port Allen at The Church Academy, 6 pm

Springfield at Doyle, 7 pm

St. Thomas Aquinas at French Settlement, 6 pm

Teurlings Catholic at Family Christian, 5 pm

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