Basketball: St. Paul’s starts fast, holds off Rummel

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After falling in close fashion to Brother Martin in the state quarterfinals a year ago, St. Paul’s returned this season to finish what it started. The Wolves are off to a good start with the way they are playing.

Senior Devonte Allen pumped in 22 points and senior Chandler Owenby scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as St. Paul’s used its superior size to down Archbishop Rummel 62-54 at the Raider Gym Friday night.

The Raiders never quite recovered from a slow start as the Wolves (9-1) outscored Rummel 9-0 in the opening quarter and held the Raiders scoreless for the first 11 minutes of the contest before Rummel got going. It was 27-17 at halftime and 38-27 after three quarters.

Senior Parker Edwards added 10 points and five assists for St. Paul’s. Junior Donte Mitchell led the Raiders (8-2) with 19 points, sophomore Corey Smooth had 16 and senior Iman Fazande finished with nine points.

St. Paul’s is ranked No. 1 in the most recent Division I power rankings. The only loss for the Wolves came out of state.

Both teams open play in the annual Country Day Tournament in Metairie next Wednesday with St. Paul’s taking on John Curtis Christian and Rummel facing Catholic of Baton Rouge.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Friday, Dec. 15

Boys

New Orleans Area

Chalmette Valero Christmas Invitational

Slidell 64, Fontainebleau 32

St. Augustine 55, Warren Easton 43

Others:

Cohen 73, M.L. King Charter 66

Helen Cox 66, West Jefferson 55

John Ehret 56, Belle Chasse 45

Hahnville 90, West St. John 51

Holy Cross 46, East Jefferson 29

Lutheran 53, Patrick Taylor 37

Newman 68, Riverdale 59

Riverside 89, Sophie B. Wright 60

St. Charles Catholic 68, Grace King 67 (OT)

St. Paul’s 62, Archbishop Rummel 54

Woodlawn (SH) 91, Crescent City Christian 75

Baton Rouge Area

Baker 72, Family Christian 45

Central 52, St. Helena 39

Denham Springs 49, Sulphur 40

Glen Oaks 68, Parkview Baptist 48

Jehovah-Jireh 67, Landry-Walker 62 (OT)

Madison Prep 72, Carencro 68

Scotlandville 76, Donaldsonville 45

South Terrebonne 57, Teurlings Catholic 55

St. Amant 78, French Settlement 37

St. John 59, Ascension Christian 31

Tioga 57, Zachary 53

Walker 64, East Ascension 51

Bayou Area

Barbe 51, Assumption 50

Berwick 44, Central Catholic 39

H.L. Bourgeois 82, Breaux Bridge 55

South Lafourche 40, St. Martinville 37

Girls

New Orleans Area

Bogalusa 59, Varnado 19

The Church Academy 41, Lakeshore 25

Dominican 27, St. James 22

John Ehret 26, Karr 23

Fontainebleau 53, McDonogh 35  27

Newman 45, Pope John Paul II 44

Northlake Christian 57, Pearl River 22

Riverside 46, Broadmoor 32

Salmen 64, East St. John 53

West St. John 61, Bonnabel 34

Baton Rouge Area

Ascension Christian 48, St. John 32

Assumption 55, Lutcher 49

Belaire 32, Tara 29

Carencro 41, Glen Oaks 36

East Iberville 62, Baker 36

False River 59, Grace Christian 37

LaGrange 35, Denham Springs 20

Lee 57, Lafayette Christian 45

Parkview Baptist 57, Mamou 34

Plaquemine 37, Episcopal 31

Port Allen 34, Central 25

Walker 44, Franklinton 37

West Monroe 66, Woodlawn (BR) 52

Bayou Area

Cecilia 45, South Terrebonne 37

Central Catholic 71, Patterson 15

South Lafourche 73, Albany 63

Hanson Memorial 49, E.D. White Catholic 8

Westgate 47, Franklin 38

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Saturday, Dec. 16

Boys

New Orleans Area

Archbishop Hannan vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 7 p.m.

Ascension Episcopal vs. St. Martin’s Episcopal, 12:15 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Tournament

Slidell vs. St. Augustine, 7:30 p.m. at Chalmette Valero Christmas Tournament

West Jefferson at Brother Martin, 7 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Central at Livonia, 3:30 p.m.

Covenant Christian vs. Ascension Christian, 11 a.m. at Catholic-PC Tournament

Covenant Christian vs. St. John, 1:45 at Catholic-PC Tournament

Episcopal at Albany, 1 p.m.

Jehovah-Jireh vs. Madison Prep, 2 p.m. at Madison Prep Tournament

Riverside vs. Woodlawn (SH), 3:30 p.m. at Madison Prep Tournament

Bayou Area

Assumption vs. Natchitoches Central, 1:30 p.m. at Barbe Tournament

Franklin vs. Doyle, 3 p.m. at Hanson Memorial Tournament

Thibodaux vs. Breaux Bridge, 6 p.m. at New Iberia Tournament

Girls

New Orleans Area

Cabrini vs. Fontainebleau, 11 a.m. at Chalmette Tournament

Teurlings Catholic at Archbishop Chapelle, 1 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

False River vs. Avoyelles, 12:30 at St. Joseph-Plaucheville Tournament

Warren Easton vs. Lee, 10:20 a.m. at Walker Tournament

Franklinton vs. Peabody, 11:40 a.m. at Walker Tournament

Houma Christian vs. St. Scholastica, 11:40 a.m. at Walker Tournament

Salmen vs. Ouachita Parish, 11:40 at Walker Tournament

North Caddo vs. McKinley, 1 p.m. at Walker Tournament

Parkview Baptist vs. Carencro, 1 p.m. at Walker Tournament

Southern Lab vs. Warren Easton, 2:20 p.m. at Walker Tournament

Walker vs. Houma Christian, 3:40 p.m. at Walker Tournament

Salmen vs. McKinley, 5 p.m. at Walker Tournament

Parkview Baptist vs. Rayville, 5 p.m. at Walker Tournament

Denham Springs vs. DeRidder, 3:20 at Sam Houston Tournament

Bayou Area

Central Catholic vs. E.D. White Catholic, 1:30 p.m. at Hanson Memorial Tournament

Central Lafourche vs. West St. Mary, 10:30 a.m. at Hanson Memorial Tournament

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