Basketball: McDonogh 35 surprises St. Thomas More in Country Day Classic opening day action

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On the opening day of the annual Country Day Tournament, there was one result that may be considered a surprise as McDonogh 35 whipped traditional power St. Thomas More 55-41.

It was the third straight win for the Roneagles (8-5). The Cougars fell to 6-5.

The Roneagles will play defending Division V state champion Crescent City Christian tonight at 8:30 p.m. The Pioneers edged Karr 52-51 in a thriller. Crescent City improved to 10-11 with the win while the Cougars fell to 5-5 with the loss.

St. Paul’s fought off a challenge from John Curtis Christian, winning 68-63. The Wolves (10-1) advance to take on host Country Day (7-3) tonight at 7 p.m. Curtis fell to 4-8 with its third straight loss. The Cajuns downed Northshore 50-38 for its fourth straight win.

Unbeaten Riverside drilled Hahnville 76-52. The Rebels (11-0) advance to take on Landry-Walker today at 5:30 p.m. The Chargin’ Bucs scored an impressive 61-47 victory over defending Division II state champion De La Salle, 61-47.

Breshaun Delpit had 14 points while Semaj Matthews finished with 13 points for Landry-Walker (9-3). The Cavaliers fell to 6-4 with the loss.

Catholic of Baton Rouge whipped Archbishop Rummel 69-56. Hunter Williams led the Bears with 19 points while Colin Holloway had 15 points. Catholic (9-2) advances to face powerful Scotlandville (9-2) today at 4 p.m.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Wednesday, Dec.20

Boys

New Orleans Area

Country Day Tournament

St. Paul’s 68, John Curtis Christian 63

Riverside 76, Hahnville 52

Catholic (BR) 69, Archbishop Rummel 56

Crescent City Christian 52, Karr 51

McDonogh 35  55, St. Thomas More 41

Country Day 50, Northshore 38

Landry-Walker 61, De La Salle 47

Others:

Dutchtown 76, Ponchatoula 49

Holden 50, Lutheran 42

Holy Cross 57, Lusher 53

Sophie B. Wright 96, McMain 47

Baton Rouge Area

Albany 44, Ascension Christian 41

Denham Springs 66, Lutcher 43 (at Walker Tournament)

East Ascension 61, Jehovah-Jireh 53

McKinley 71, Live Oak 59

Port Allen 51, Runnels 33

St. Amant 57, Amite 40

Varnado 76, Pine 45

Bayou Area

Thibodaux 68, John Ehret 41

Girls

New Orleans Area

Helen Cox 65, Carver 42

East St. John 50, McDonogh 35  36

Fontainebleau 58, Grace King 9

Mount Carmel 68, John Ehret 21

West St. John 47, Lake Area New Tech 43

Baton Rouge Area

Dunham 42, Brusly 16

Lake Arthur 63, Doyle 37

Pine 46, Varnado 27

Bayou Area

Central Lafourche 42, Franklin 18

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Thursday, Dec. 21

Boys

New Orleans Area

Country Day Tournament

Northshore, vs. John Curtis Christian (Court 1) , 1 p.m.

St. Charles Catholic vs. Archbishop Rummel (Court 1), 2:30 p.m.

Scotlandville vs. Catholic-Baton Rouge (Court 1), 4 p.m.

De La Salle, vs. Hahnville, (Court 2) 4 p.m.

Landry-Walker, vs. Riverside, (Court 1) 5:30 p.m.

Karr, vs. St. Thomas More, (Court 2), 5:30 p.m.

Country Day vs. St. Paul’s, 7 p.m.

Crescent City Christian vs. McDonogh 35, 8:30 p.m.

Others:

Brother Martin at Franklinton, 7 p.m.

Donaldsonville at East St. John, 7:15 p.m.

Jesuit at Warren Easton, 5 p.m.

Loranger at Hammond, 7 p.m.

Newman at Archbishiop Shaw, 2 p.m.

Slidell at Archbishop Hannan, 6:45 p.m.

St. James at West St. John, 7:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Albany at Ascension Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

Belaire at Southern Lab, 5:30 p.m.

Mentorship Academy at Capitol, 7 p.m.

Ponchatoula at Live Oak, 7 p.m.

Port Allen at Maurepas, 4 p.m.

St. Michael at Central, 6 p.m.

Thibodaux at Plaquemine, 5 p.m.

Varnado at Pine, 7 p.m.

Bayou Area

Chalmette at Central Lafourche, 7 p.m. at Central Lafourche Tournament

Girls

New Orleans Area

Archbishop Chapelle at Franklinton, 2:30 p.m. at Northlake Christian Tournament

Archbishop Chapelle vs. Northlake Christian, 5:30 p.m. at Northlake Christian Tournament

Ascension Christian at Archbishop Hannan, 5:30 p.m.

Cohen vs. Northlake Christian, 1 p.m. at Northlake Christian Tournament

Cohen vs. St. Scholastica, 4 p.m. at Northlake Christian Tournament

Country at Chalmette, 2 p.m.

Haynes at East Jefferson, 4 p.m.

Landry-Walker at McKinley, 1 p.m.

Lusher at Newman, 11 a.m.

Pearl River at Belle Chasse, 4 p.m.

South Terrebonne at Destrehan, 5 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Academy at Dominican, 5 p.m.

Zachary at John Curtis Christian, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Broadmoor at Dunham, 6 p.m.

Brusly at St. John, 5:30 p.m.

Fontainebleau at Lee, 5 p.m.

Salmen at Parkview Baptist, 6 p.m.

Bayou Area

Covenant Christian at Vandebilt Catholic, 6 p.m.

Patterson at Abbeville, 5:30 p.m.

E.D. White Catholic at H.L. Bourgeois, 6 p.m.

Woodlawn (BR) at Central Lafourche, 4 p.m.

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