Basketball: St. Aug edges Bonnabel while Rummel boys, Ben Franklin and Bonnabel girls win

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Area Prep Basketball Report for Wednesday, Dec. 7

It was a simply outstanding game which came down to the wire.

Junior Turner Duncan scored a game-winning layup at the buzzer to lift St. Augustine to a 65-64 win over Bonnabel in Kenner Tuesday night.

In a game that went back and forth throughout, Daisean McGee gave the Bruins a 63-62 lead with five seconds remaining with two clutch free throws before Duncan settled the issue.

The game was tied 20-20 after one quarter before Bonnabel took a 38-33 lead by halftime. The Bruins carried a 44-43 lead into the fourth quarter.

Bonnabel gave itself a chance by sinking nine 3-pointers but St. Aug outscored the Bruins 12-7 at the free throw line and the Purple Knights dominated inside, outscoring Bonnabel 42-28 in points in the paint. The Bruins committed 15 turnovers.

Duncan led the Purple Knights with 23 points, eight rebounds and three assists, Biggie Caliste had 14 points and two steals, Cy Merrett had nine points with eight rebounds, Josh Jackson had eight points and eight rebounds and Bobby Kennedy finished with eight points and four rebounds.

Jeremiah Lucas topped the Bruins with 19 points and eight rebounds, Gavin Lucas had 13 points and five rebounds, Shawn Knight scored 12 points with four rebounds, Carlos Blue had eight points and six rebounds and Magee finished with seven points, five rebounds and four assists.

St. Augustine (6-1) will face Slidell on Thursday afternoon in tournament action while Bonnabel (6-4) will host Northshore at 7 p.m. Friday.

Archbishop Rummel won 68-54 at West Jefferson for its third straight win.

Rummel took a 16-9 lead after one quarter and led 31-21 by halftime. It was 48-39 going to the final quarter.

Senior Chase Marino led the Raiders with 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists while junior Chance Joseph and sophomore TJ Duhe each scored 10 points. Joseph had five rebounds while Duhe added six rebounds and three assists.

Rummel (5-3) will host East Jefferson Friday at 7:30 p.m. while the Buccaneers (3-7) will travel to Warren Easton next Monday at 6 p.m.

In girls action, Ben Franklin bounced back from its first loss of the season, downing Fontainebleau 43-33.

Senior Petra Trumbach led the way with 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals. Junior Allison Honeywood scored 12 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and senior Alivia Benetrix had nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and two assists.

The Lady Falcons (10-1) will play at Dominican Thursday at 5 p.m. The Bulldogs (5-6) will travel to St. Thomas Aquinas Friday at 6 p.m.

The Bonnabel girls won 50-30 at St. Mary’s Academy.

The Bruins took a 10-9 lead after one quarter and had a 22-15 lead at halftime. It was 31-23 going to the final quarter.

Senior Brittany Allen led Bonnabel with 15 points while sophomore Lorielle Lewis finished with eight points.

Bonnabel (5-5) will host Abramson Thursday at 5 p.m.

St. Mary’s (5-5) will host Parkview Baptist on Thursday, also at 5 p.m.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Tuesday, Dec. 6


Archbishop Hannan 58, Picayune (MS) 23

Archbishop Rummel 68, West Jefferson 54

Denham Springs 64, Doyle 46

East St. John 62, Family Christian 58

French Settlement 76, Springfield 48

Hammond 80, Bogalusa 39

Holy Cross 77, Ben Franklin 40

Jesuit 64, South Lafourche 52

Jewel Sumner 63, Varnado 60

John Ehret 90, International 42

Lakeshore 61, Northlake Christian 48

Northeast 55, Kentwood 46

Northshore 54, Chalmette 39

Patrick Taylor 47, Rosenwald Collegiate 14

Ponchatoula 77, Lutcher 68

Pope John Paul II 55, Abramson 46

Riverdale 67, Higgins 33

St. Augustine 65, Bonnabel 64

St. Paul’s 72, East Jefferson 50


Albany 65, Live Oak 26

Amite 63, Mandeville 53

Ben Franklin 43, Fontainebleau 33

Bonnabel 50, St. Mary’s Academy 30

Booker T. Washington (NO) 39, Lutcher 30

Chalmette 44, Northshore 39

Covington 53, Pine 48

Dominican 47, Academy of Our Lady 6

Dunham 43, St. Charles Catholic 35

Hammond 31, Bogalusa 30

Houma Christian 45, St. James 42

John Ehret 52, International 7

John F. Kennedy 60, Cohen 14

Lakeshore 44, Salmen 35

McMain 31, Belle Chasse 25

Parkview Baptist 53, St. Helena 39

Ponchatoula 48, Liberty 38

Springfield 54, Denham Springs 48

Slidell 61, De La Salle 48

Thibodaux 54, Donaldsonville 23

Zachary 65, East St. John 56

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