Basketball: St. Augustine, Carver, Ehret, St. Paul’s open seasons with wins Tuesday
Area Prep Basketball Report for Wednesday, Nov. 15
After a long discussion with my family and coaches, I have decided to commit to the Air Force Academy. I would like to thank my family, friends, teammates, and coaches who have supported me along the way!! #usafa @AF_MBB @Zack_Curran @CoachScott_AFA #letsgofalcons pic.twitter.com/MG9PyJwG17
— Turner Duncan (@tdunk504) October 12, 2023
The high school basketball season is underway.
St. Augustine is always a good team, a threat to go deep in the LHSAA basketball playoffs. This season should be no exception.
The Purple Knights opened the 2023-24 season Tuesday night with a convincing 94-57 victory at Higgins.
Turner Duncan, who recently committed to Air Force, was superb, scoring 28 points with eight rebounds. Donny Johnson had 16 points and five rebounds and Dandrick Green finished with 10 points.
St. Augustine (1-0) will entertain East Jefferson Friday night. The Hurricanes (0-1) are back in action this evening at home against John Curtis Christian.
Two-time defending state champion Carver opened with a tough 72-68 win at home over Brother Martin.
The Rams led 8-5 after one quarter and 30-25 at halftime. It was 52-41 after three quarters before the Crusaders rallied to pull close but could not get over the hump.
Laurence Nathan led Carver with 25 points, Daijon Leatherman had 13 points and Darrell Tyler finished with 11 points.
The Rams (1-0) are back in action Thursday, hosting Carver at 6 p.m.
The Crusaders (0-1) entertain Ben Franklin Friday at 6:15 p.m.
John Ehret defeated rival West Jefferson 55-43.
Eddie McIntyre IV led the Patriots with 20 points while Earl Johnson had 17 points and eight rebounds.
Abel Espinal topped the Buccaneers with 19 points and four rebounds.
John Ehret (1-0) plays at Booker T. Washington-New Orleans Friday at 5 p.m. while West Jefferson (0-1) will host Higgins Friday at 5:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s opened with a 70-59 victory at Lakeshore.
The Wolves jumped on the Titans early, taking a 26-8 lead after one quarter and led 34-24 at halftime. The lead was cut to 50-46 going to th fourth quarter before St. Paul’s slowly pulled away.
Peyton Kilgore scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Wolves while Michael Sarver added 18 points. Sam Caserta had 11 points. Caiden Bickham led Lakeshore with 17 points.
St. Paul’s (1-0) travels to Chalmette Thursday at 6:30 p.m. while Lakeshore (0-1) plays at Holden Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Boys Prep Basketball Results from Tuesday, Nov. 14
Berwick 74, Vandebilt Catholic 18
Carver 72, Brother Martin 68
Fontainebleau 54, Pearl River 36
Hahnville 64, Archbishop Rummel 62
H.L. Bourgeois 70, Ellender 43
Holy Cross 71, Riverdale 42
John Ehret 55, West Jefferson 43
Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans 47, First Baptist Christian 44
Newman 69, Warren Easton 49
St. Amant 72, Chalmette 60
St. Augustine 94, Higgins 57
St. Paul’s 70, Lakeshore 59
Terrebonne 65, South Terrebonne 22
Girls Prep Basketball Results from Tuesday, Nov. 15
Abramson 41, John Ehret 36
Barbe 57, St. Thomas Aquinas 23
Berwick 42, Willow School 35
Breaux Bridge 48, Lutcher 41
Catholic (NI) 42, Centerville 8
Destrehan 67, Bonnabel 24
Doyle 55, Kentwood 9
East Jefferson 52, West St. John 33
E.D. White Catholic 56, Franklin 24
H.L. Bourgeois 54, Ellender 23
Live Oak 61, Hammond 57
Mandeville 65, John Curtis Christian 63
Ponchatoula 60, Salmen 40
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