Basketball: St. Augustine, Sophie B. Wright take weekend tournament titles
Area Boys Prep Basketball Report for Sunday, Dec. 30
A pair of local teams continued to shine yesterday with both having legitimate shots at reaching state title games down the road.
St. Augustine jumped on Thibodaux early and never let up in an impressive 89-55 win over the Tigers in the title game of the Purple Knight Classic.
St. Aug led 20-11 after one quarter and blew the game open in the second quarter to lead 45-21 by halftime. It was 63-37 after three quarters.
Jaron Pierre exploded for 30 points to lead the Purple Knights (19-2) to earn Most Valuable Player honors while Dante Smith had 16 points. Jalvin Mitchell had 12 points while Devon Jefferson added 11 for St. Aug.
Marvin Robertson, III and Rashod Robertson each had 13 points for Thibodaux (14-2).
At St. Thomas More, Sophie B. Wright led from start to finish in downing Carencro 69-55 for the championship of the Sunkist Shootout.
The Warriors (18-3) established an edge that it would not relinquish in the first quarter, outscoring Carencro 24-11. It was 36-26 at halftime. The Warriors led 50-40 after three quarters and were never threatened.
Damiree Burns earned Most Valuable Player honors. Sophie B. Wright has won six straight games.
Area Boys Prep Basketball Results from Saturday, Dec. 29
New Orleans Area
Bonnabel 47, McMain 42
Christian Brothers (TN) 73, Brother Martin 55
Delcambre 53, Pope John Paul II 31
Donaldsonville 64, Loranger 49
East Ascension 54, Chalmette 52
John Ehret 45, Riverdale 34
Fontainebleau 65, Vermilion Catholic 46
Lakeshore 55, Albany 33
Lusher 54, Archbishop Rummel 41
St. Augustine 89, Thibodaux 55
St. Charles Catholic 68, Family Christian 57
St. Thomas More 66, Riverside Academy 47
University High 56, Northshore 51
Varnado 51, Pine 49
Sophie B. Wright 69, Carencro 55
E.D. White Catholic 83, West St. John 55
Baton Rouge Area
Broadmoor 51, Glen Oaks 46
Brusly 53, St. Louis Catholic 45
Catholic (BR) 59, De La Salle 45
Central 63, Northlake Christian 44
Denham Springs 58, Lakeview 52
East Iberville 58, David Thibodaux 57
Episcopal 61, Mandeville 42
Holy Cross 57, West Feliciana 25
LaGrange 74, Parkview Baptist 70
Lee Magnet 59, Belaire 54
Madison Prep 69. Bossier 59
Runnels 69, St. Michael 59
Scotlandville 85, Zachary 51
Walker 69, Country Day 65
White Castle 49, Plaquemine 47
Alexandria 65, Berwick 34
Assumption 65, Rayne 58
H.L. Bourgeois 55, South Lafourche 52
Central Catholic 52, Terrebonne 47
Central Lafourche 46, South Terrebonne 22
Ellender 81, Bolton 69
Madison Ridgeland Academy (MS) 52, Vandebilt Catholic 35
Peabody 108, Jeanerette 44
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