Boys Basketball: Newman, Carver, Shaw advance to Lake Charles with Friday wins
It was no contest Uptown.
Defending Division III state champion and No. 1 seed Newman took control from start to finish in a convincing 62-26 victory over No. 8 Sophie B. Wright at The Palestra on Friday night in the Select Division III quarterfinals.
Newman took control from the start, taking a 7-0 lead and never trailed.
The duo of Canin Jefferson and Chris Lockett each scored 16 points. Todd Jones added seven points.
Jacory Washington had nine points for the Warriors (24-10).
The Greenies (30-6) have won 10 straight games and advance to the semifinals at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles next week to take on No. 4 Dunham, who defeated No. 5 M.L. King Charter 63-47.
Carver had a magical season a year ago, capping it off with a Class 4A state championship.
The Rams graduated a host of players and some felt they may be rebuilding.
The sixth-seeded Rams went to No. 3 Archbishop Hannan and knocked off the defending Division II state champion Hawks 60-50 Friday night.
Daijon Leatherman had 11 points for Carver. Drew Timmons finished with 26 points to lead the Hawks (23-6).
Carver (23-10) will face traditional power and No. 2 seed Peabody in the semifinals at Burton Coliseum. The Warhorses dismissed No. 10 St. Michael 61-28.
Joining Carver in Lake Charles is No. 5 seed Archbishop Shaw.
The Eagles went on the road and downed No. 4 Vandebilt Catholic 54-45 in Houma.
The Terriers led 10-8 after one quarter before the Eagles took a 20-17 halftime lead. The Eagles extended the lead to 36-29 going to the fourth quarter.
Kam Johnson led the way for Shaw with 26 points while Christian Creppel added 17 points.
Shaw (22-5) advances to the semifinals for the second straight season. The Eagles must face the most dominant program in the state in top seed Madison Prep. The Chargers, who have won seven state titles in the last eight seasons, easily handled No. 8 Landry 68-39 in Baton Rouge.
Jayne Depron led Madison Prep (31-2) with 25 points while Dylan Dominique had eight points.
Anthony Johnson had 16 points for the Buccaneers (22-11).
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