Basketball Report: Rummel takes down Holy Cross, 56-48

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In need of a victory after two consecutive district losses, Archbishop Rummel found its way back to the win column with a solid performance Friday night in Metairie.

In the midst of trying to make a decision on where he will play college football, senior forward Aaron Brule pumped in 17 points while junior guard Donte Mitchell scored 16 points, including 12 in the third quarter, as the Raiders downed visiting Holy Cross 56-48 at the Raider Gym.

The Tigers took a 12-8 lead after one quarter but Rummel rallied to grab a 24-20 lead by halftime. Behind Mitchell, Rummel posted a decisive 16-8 third quarter to take a 40-28 lead to the final period and Holy Cross was never able to recover, never cutting the deficit to more than eight points the rest of the way. Sophomore Corey Smooth added eight points for the Raiders (15-8, 3-2).

Jason Chan topped the Tigers (12-8, 2-3) with nine points while Myles Sanders and Kalil Thomas each had eight points.

“We know they like to play fast so we opted to control the tempo early,” said Rummel head coach Troy Holley. “We had to rebound well and we did a solid job. We were determined to play better after playing poorly in our last two games.”

Both teams return to action next Tuesday. The Raiders travel to district leader Brother Martin for a non-district contest while Holy Cross hosts Ben Franklin in a non-district contest.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Friday, Jan. 19

Boys

New Orleans Area

Amite 59, Pine 29

Archbishop Hannan 63, Albany 39

Archbishop Rummel 56, Holy Cross 48

Covington 66, Hammond 59

Donaldsonville 55, St. Charles Catholic 37

East Jefferson 59, Chalmette 50

Franklinton 54, Pearl River 27

Jesuit 46, Archbishop Shaw 34

Northshore 50, Ponchatoula 46

Slidell 58, Fontainebleau 39

St. Helena 80, French Settlement 72

St. Paul’s 68, Mandeville 36

Sophie B. Wright 88, Cohen 66

Baton Rouge Area

Breaux Bridge 48, Livonia 36

Dunham 61, Comeaux 54

Episcopal 71, West Feliciana 55

False River 70, Sacred Heart (VP) 45

Holden 62, Maurepas 42

Independence 59, Varnado 58

Jehovah-Jireh 79, Family Christian 53

Live Oak 74, Central 56

Madison Prep 72, Glen Oaks 53

Mount Hermon 69, Runnels 58

Port Allen 67, Brusly 53

St. John 46, Ascension Catholic 35

St. Thomas Aquinas 55, Springfield 32

White Castle 70, East Iberville 33

Bayou Area

Central Catholic 49, Centerville 45

North Vermilion 54, Berwick 49

Patterson 68, Franklin 52

West St. Mary 81, Loureauville 38

Girls

New Orleans Area

Albany 63, Archbishop Hannan 31

Amite 72, Pine 21

Helen Cox 57, Belle Chasse 34

Fontainebleau 32, Slidell 21

Hammond 82, Covington 49

Baton Rouge Area

Ascension Christian 74, Ascension Catholic 43

Dunham 37, Episcopal 29

Dutchtown 62, St. Joseph’s Academy 36

False River 47, Sacred Heart (VP) 41

Lee 70, Parkview Baptist 24

Madison Prep 44, University High 34

McKinley 55, East Ascension 37

Mentorship Academy 72, Brusly 27

Plaquemine 43, Tara 25

Port Allen 52, Capitol 24

St. John 52, Kentwood 15

Bayou Area

H.L. Bourgeois 50, Destrehan 43

Ellender 70, E.D. White Catholic 14

Houma Christian 90, Covenant Christian 15

Vandebilt Catholic 52, Morgan City 48

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Saturday, Jan. 20

Boys

New Orleans Area

Archbishop Shaw at John Curtis Christian, 3:05 p.m.

Brother Martin at St. Augustine, 4:15 p.m.

Chalmette at Destrehan, 6:15 p.m.

Cohen at John Ehret, 2 p.m.

Country Day at Newman, 6 p.m.

De La Salle at Lusher, 4 p.m.

Doyle at St. Thomas Aquinas, 6:30 p.m.

South Terrebonne at St. Martin’s Episcopal, 5:45 p.m.

West St. John at East St. John, 7 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Denham Springs at Walker, 4:30 p.m.

East Ascension at St. Amant, 4 p.m.

Scotlandville at Madison Prep, 7 p.m.

Woodlawn (BR) at St. Michael, 4 p.m.

Bayou Area

Houma Christian at Assumption, 7 p.m.

Girls

New Orleans Area

Albany at Loranger, 6 p.m.

Carver at Ben Franklin, 3 p.m.

Country Day at McGehee, 2 p.m.

John Curtis Christian at Cabrini, noon

East Iberville at Patrick Taylor, 6 p.m.

Houma Christian at Mount Carmel, 2 p.m.

Independence at Mandeville, 11 a.m.

Karr at St. Mary’s Academy, 1 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Atlanta at Madison Prep, 3:30 p.m.

Live Oak at Walker, 4:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Academy at East Ascension, 1 p.m.

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