Basketball: West Jeff girls edge Thibodaux, Bonnabel boys handle Grace King, Brother Martin downs Livingston

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Area Prep Basketball Report for Friday, Nov. 19

In girls action Thursday evening, West Jefferson fought off Thibodaux 58-52 at home Thursday.

The Tigers took a 12-11 lead after one quarter and stretched the lead to 24-19 by halftime.

The second half belonged to the Buccaneers.

West Jefferson outscored Thibodaux 16-10 in the third quarter to take a 35-34 lead going to the final quarter.

Junior Kyra Bradley was outstanding, scoring 25 points, including a trio of 3-pointers. Bradley was 12-of-13 from the free throw line and added six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Junior Keaera Holmes finished with 15 points. Junuior TyRaj Crockett added seven points.

West Jefferson (2-0) will host Terrebonne Monday at 6 p.m.

In boys action at the Grace King Tournament, Bonnabel defeated McDonogh 35 by a 56-41 margin.

Superb freshman Jeremiah Lucas led the way for the Bruins (2-0) with 16 points, Vandell Smith had 15 points and Carlos Blue had 13 points.

Also at the Grace King Tournament, Brother Martin defeated Livingston Collegiate 64-40.

The Crusaders jumped out to a 17-8 lead after one quarter before Livingston rallied to cut the deficit to 25-24 by halftime.

Brother Martin took a 39-30 lead into the fourth quarter, when they blew the game open.

Jace Patin led the Crusaders (2-0) with 14 points, Ray Lotten had 12 points and 14 rebounds, Marvin Jones scored 10 points and Corey Skillman had nine points.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Thursday, Nov. 18

Boys
Archbishop Shaw 81, Vandebilt Catholic 23
Ben Franklin 64, Douglass 47
Bonnabel 56, McDonogh 35 41
Booker T. Washington 66, East Jefferson 55
Brother Martin 64, Livingston Collegiate 40
Destrehan 61, Riverdale 50
East St. John 64, Warren Easton 36
Fontainebleau 71, Bogalusa 38
French Settlement 41, Episcopal of Acadiana 38
Jewel Sumner 64 , Mount Hermon 47
John Ehret 58, Belle Chasse 44
Landry 101, Higgins 34
Morris Jeff Community 57, New Orleans Science & Math 25
Northshore 91, M.L. King Charter 43
Ponchatoula 57, De La Salle 47
Sarah T. Reed 37, Patrick Taylor 34
Scotlandville 67, Mandeville 48
St. Amant 77, Hahnville 59
St. Paul’s 66, Chalmette 17
West Jefferson 72, New Orleans Military & Maritime 50

Girls
Academy of Our Lady 58, Lusher Charter 24
Albany 69, Slidell 30
Central Catholic 60, Lutcher 5
East Iberville 66, Varnadoo 27
Ellender 59, Ursuline Academy 32
Fontainebleau 44, Bogalusa 27
Grand Lake 70, Doyle 56
Jewel Sumner 39, Mount Hermon 30
John Curtis Christian 52, East Ascension 17
McMain 33, Crescent City Christian 26
Newman 53, New Orleans Military & Maritime 17
Parkway 58, Warren Easton 34
Plaquemine 52, St. Helena 51
West Jefferson 58, Thibodaux 52
White Castle 43, Destrehan 40

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