Basketball: Shaw wins overtime thriller over Country Day
Area Prep Basketball Report for Saturday, Jan. 23
The Archbishop Shaw basketball program is on the rise.
The Eagles of Wes Laurendine, who scored an impressive win over perennial power Riverside Academy earlier this year, added another impressive win to their resume Friday night.
Shaw overcame another perennial power in Country Day 61-54 in double overtime in Metairie.
The game was close throughout.
The Cajuns led 12-9 after one quarter before Shaw dominated the second quarter to take a 26-21 lead at halftime. Country Day bounced back to take a 33-32 lead after three quarters and the game was tied 41-41 at the end of regulation.
The game remained tied at 49-49 after one overtime before the Eagles dominated in the second overtime for the victory.
Isaiah Crawford led Shaw with 27 points, Rodney Phillips had 13 points and Kameron Johnson finished with 12 points for the Eagles.
The Eagles (11-3) have won four straight games and will return to District 9-5A play Tuesday night at Archbishop Rummel at 7 p.m.
Country Day (7-6) has lost three straight games. The Cajuns play at East Ascension today at 3:15 p.m.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Friday, Jan. 22
Albany 27, Jewel Sumner 24
Archbishop Shaw 61, Country Day 54
Bonnabel 55, Riverside Academy 52
Crescent City Christian 75, Walker 59
Destrehan 73, Central Lafourche 70
Donaldsonville 57, St. James 53
Fisher 64, Haynes Academy 55
French Settlement 68, Doyle 66
Jesuit 60, St. Augustine 51
John Curtis Christian 63, Archbishop Rummel 37
Karr 51, M.L. King Charter 36
Kentwood 46, Pine 27
Loranger 43, Bogalusa 41
Lutcher 56, Berwick 22
Morris Jeff Community 82, Cohen 70
Northlake Christian 72, Springfield 56
Riverdale 69, Sarah Reed 55
St. Helena 70, Amite 52
St. Paul’s 58, Ponchatoula 43
Varnado 59, Independence 27
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