Basketball: Newman handles Warren Easton

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A good season continued Saturday for Newman.

The Greenies extended their win streak to 15 games with a solid 67-54 victory over Warren Easton at Newman Saturday evening.

Newman took control from the start, bolting out to a 22-8 lead after one quarter and kept that working margin throughout. The Greenies led 34-27 at halftime and 53-41 after three quarters.

Riley Demps and Javon Ruffin led the way with 19 points each for Newman (18-2) while J.P. Butch added 17 points. Newman sank 10 shots from 3-point range. Lance Madison topped Warren Easton (14-9) with 16 points while Vernon Simms had 11 points.

The win avenged a 52-51 loss to the Eagles in the Lusher Tournament on Nov. 21.

Newman returns to action Wednesday at home against John Ehret at 7:15 p.m. while Warren Easton will face Karr Monday night at 7:15 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Classic at the Xavier Convocation Center.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Saturday, Jan. 13

Boys

New Orleans Area

Newman 67, Warren Easton 54

South Plaquemines 88, Patrick Taylor 52

Baton Rouge Area

East Ascension 60, Washington-Marion 51

Madison Prep 70, McKinley 31

Plaquemine 64, Northside 57

St. John 53, False River 37

White Castle 54, Ville Platte 52

Girls

New Orleans Area

Church Point 44, Academy of The Sacred Heart (NO) 37

Northlake Christian 38, Episcopal 32

St. Charles Catholic 37, St. Scholastica 33

St. Katharine Drexel 47, Dominican 32

Baton Rouge Area

Dunham 56, McGehee 10

Madison Prep 60, Southern Lab 44

St. John 54, False River 21

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