Basketball Report: Riverside hosts Madison Prep, Warren Easton girls visit Salmen on Thursday

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In a showdown of two of the state’s top teams, Madison Prep invades Reserve to take on Riverside. The matchup is set for Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m.

The Chargers are the second-ranked team in the latest LHSAA power rankings in Class 3A while the Rebels are easily the top-ranked team in the latest Division III power rankings.

The Rebels (28-2) are coming off of an impressive pair of one-sided wins over very good teams in University High and Karr. (18-4)

The Rebels outlasted the Chargers 91-82 in double overtime on Dec. 16 in the championship game of the Madison Prep Classic.

Alabama signee Jared Butler pumped in 44 points to lead the Rebels in the victory over Madison Prep while UL-Lafayette signee Kobe Julien scored 33 points for the Chargers.

In girls action, two traditional powers square off in Slidell as Warren Easton takes on Salmen at 6 p.m. in a non-district contest.

The Eagles (18-8) are red hot, winners of 10 straight games. The Spartans (21-7) have won eight of their last 10 games.

Salmen played for the Class 4A championship a year ago, falling to Ellender in the championship game. In 2015, Salmen beat Warren Easton in the semifinals before winning the state championship. The Spartans downed the Eagles 56-48 in the 2014 championship game. The Spartans also won the state title in 2013 and played for the title in 2012.

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 8


New Orleans Area

Albany at Jewel Sumner, 7:15 p.m.

Central Lafourche at Hahnville, 7:15 p.m.

Clark at West St. John, 6 p.m.

Cohen at Helen Cox, 7:15 p.m.

John Ehret at Grace King, 6:15 p.m.

Ben Franklin at McDonogh 35, 6:15 p.m.

French Settlement at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7:15 p.m.

Hammond at Mandeville, 7 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson at St. Charles Catholic, 6 p.m.

Madison Prep at Riverside, 7 p.m.

NOMMA at Riverdale, 5 p.m.

Northshore at Covington, 7:15 p.m.

Zachary at St. Paul’s, 6:15 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Episcopal at Family Christian, 5 p.m.

Bayou Area

Assumption at Vandebilt Catholic, 7 p.m.

Covenant Christian at Central Catholic, 7 p.m.

Jeanerette at Franklin, 5:30 p.m.

Thibodaux at South Terrebonne, 7 p.m.

E.D. White Catholic at South Lafourche, 5 p.m.


New Orleans Area

Albany at Jewel Sumner, 6 p.m.

Bonnabel at Grace King, 5 p.m.

Central Lafourche at Hahnville, 6 p.m.

East Jefferson at Chalmette, 5 p.m.

Warren Easton at Salmen, 6 p.m.

Hammond at Mandeville, 6 p.m.

Fontainebleau at Ponchatoula, 6 p.m.

Franklinton at Lakeshore, 6 p.m.

French Settlement at St. Thomas Aquinas, 6 p.m.

Haynes at Lusher, 5 p.m.

Houma Christian at Ben Franklin, 3:30 p.m.

Lake Area New Tech at West St. John, 6 p.m.

Mount Hermon at Holden, 6:45 p.m.

NOMMA at Carver, 5 p.m.

Sci Academy at Cohen, 4:30 p.m.

Scotlandville at East St. John, 6 p.m.

St. Scholastica at Pearl River, 5 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area   

Broadmoor at St. Joseph’s Academy, 6 p.m.

The Church Academy at Capitol, 5 p.m.

Donaldsonville at Baker, 6 p.m.

Maurepas at Runnels, 4 p.m.

Bayou Area

Assumption at Vandebilt Catholic, 6 p.m.

Destrehan at Thibodaux, 5 p.m.

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