Basketball: Mandeville defeats Salmen with strong second half

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Area Prep Basketball Report for Saturday, Dec. 18

Friday night on the hardwood, Mandeville won at home 72-63 over Salmen.

In a tightly contest first half, there were six ties. The teams were tied 14-14 after one quarter before Salmen took a 36-29 lead by halftime.

The second half belonged to Mandeville.

The Skippers opened the third quarter on a 12-0 run to take a 41-36 lead and never trailed the rest of the way.

The Skippers doubled up the Spartans 22-11 in the third quarter to take a 51-37 lead going to the final quarter. Salmen got within two points on two different occasions in the third quarter and pulled within 58-56 early in the fourth quarter but that was a close as the Spartans would get.

Bryce Weinmunson, who has committed to play at Clayton State, pumped in 28 points while Jaylen Pazon added 17 points for the Skippers.

Jayshawn Williams led Salmen with 25 points while Rob Johns finished with 16 points.

Mandeville (10-4) has won three straight games. The Skippers will open District 6-5A play on Jan. 4 at Northshore. The Spartans (6-7) return to action this afternoon at St. Paul’s at 2:15 p.m.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Friday, Dec. 17

Boys

Albany 70, Christ Episcopal 48

Archbishop Hannan 56, Franklin Parish 44

Bogalusa 67, International High 47

Booker T. Washington 61, East Jefferson 55

Carver 68, Columbia (GA) 51

Covenant Christian 46, Ecole Classique 42

Hammond 64, Amite 53

Helen Cox 56, Central Lafourche 37

Karr 68, Jesuit 55

Lafayette Christian 70, Riverside Academy 43

Lakeshore 59, South Terrebonne 47

Lakeview 53, Covington 45

Mandeville 72, Salmen 63

Morris Jeff Community 55, Abramson Sci Academy 50

New Iberia 46, Archbishop Rummel 32

Phoenix 63, Belle Chasse 57

Slidell 86, M.L. King Charter 78

St. Charles Catholic 56, Houma Christian 35

Patrick Taylor 34, Pope John Paul II 33

West St. John 64, Fisher 58

Zachary 72, Hahnville 64

Girls

Belle Chasse 50, Phoenix 39

Bogalusa 61, International High 9

Central Catholic 56, Doyle 49

First Baptist Christian 42, Pearl River 39

Fontainebleau 51, Lakeshore 28

Houma Christian 36, Riverdale 24

Ouachita Christian 60, Mandeville 23

Southwood 44, Karr 27

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