BasketballL St. Augustine, Ponchatoula win tournaments
Area Prep Basketball Report for Sunday, December 15
St. Augustine is poised to make a serious run at another Catholic League title and at a Division I state championship.
The Purple Knights are locked and loaded after whipping host Chalmette 69-31 to win the Chalmette Tournament.
St. Aug dominated from start to finish, running away early to take a commanding 25-5 lead after one quarter and the Purple Knights led 39-13 by halftime. It was 56-24 after three quarters.
With the win, the Purple Knights (11-1) won for the sixth straight time. The only loss for St. Aug was a 39-38 defeat at the hands of powerful Madison Prep on Nov. 29.
St. Augustine will play at Bonnabel next Friday at 7 p.m. while the Owls (9-2) renew their rivalry at Holy Cross Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
After trailing the entire game, Ponchatoula staged a furious fourth quarter rally to edge De La Salle 79-78 to win the Newman Invitational Saturday evening.
Down 62-50 entering the final quarter, the Green Wave outscored the Cavaliers 29-16 in the final frame to claim the win.
Davoiscia Mosely led the Green Wave (8-4) with 22 points, Jacoby Matthew had 17 points, Uland Thorne had 14 and Ryan Elzy finished with 11 points and earned Most Valuable Player honors for the tournament.
Jalen Ned topped De La Salle (10-1) with 21 points and 10 rebounds Abram Fry had 20, Eamon Kelly added 15 points and John Kelly contributed 10 for the Cavaliers, who lost for the first time this season while Ponchatoula extended its win streak to five games.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Saturday, December 14
Archbishop Rummel 54, South Plaquemines 29
Bonnabel 50, Archbishop Shaw 46
Brother Martin 79, Carencro 47
Catholic (BR) 61, Country Day 42
Doyle 54, Live Oak 52
Hahnville 75, David Thibodaux 45
Jesuit 50, Ellender 44
Lutcher 63, Terrebonne 47
Ponchatoula 79, De La Salle 78
Slidell 78, Riverside Academy 61
Slidell 81, Sophie B. Wright 56
St. Amant 55, Cohen 20
St. Augustine 69, Chalmette 31
St. Paul’s 70, St. Thomas Aquinas 24
St. Paul’s 103, Franklinton 47
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