Boys Basketball Playoffs: Hahnville, Bonnabel, Wright, Brother Martin, De La Salle advance to quarterfinals

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In Class 5A boys basketball, a showdown is set in the quarterfinals for Friday night.

No. 4 Hahnville handled No. 13 East Ascension 82-53.

After a slow start, Hahnville led 33-26 at the half and steadily pulled away in the second half. Hahnville blitzed East Ascension 29-11 in the third quarter to take a commanding 65-37 lead going to the final quarter.

It was a two-man show for the Tigers as Kaden Pierre and Claudell Harris each pumped in 26 points. Tyren LeBeauf added 12 points. Treyon Delmore topped the Spartans with 17 points while Tillicuis Irvin had 13 points.

Hahnville (20-3) will host No. 5 Bonnabel (19-5) in the quarterfinals.

The Bruins took care of business, dismissing No. 12 Central 74-43 at the Bear Trap in Kenner.

Theo Johnson was outstanding with 18 points, 10 assists and four rebounds for the Bruins. Vandell Smith had 16 points, Louisiana Tech signee Will Allen had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Benard Hubbard finished with 12 points.

In Class 3A, No. 3 Sophie B. Wright found itself in a real battle with No. 14 Richwood.

The Warriors had just enough to hold off the Rams 85-82 at home Tuesday night.

The story was the shooting of Marquez Perkins.

After being held scoreless in the first half, Perkins caught fire in the second half, scoring 21 points, including 17 in the clutch in the fourth quarter. Perkins sank six 3-pointers in an awesome shooting display to propel Sophie B. Wright to the quarterfinals.

Courtney McCarthy scored 18 points including a trio of 3-pointers and Wesley Williams had 14 points. The Warriors made 11 three-pointers in the game.

Sophie B. Wright (18-7) advances to the quarterfinals to play at No. 11 St. Martinville (21-9), who upset No. 6 Ville Platte 55-41.

In Division I, No. 6 Brother Martin had to beat Catholic League rival and No. 11 seed Holy Cross for a third time after sweeping a pair of regular season matchups.

It was not easy but the Crusaders fought off its Gentilly rival 60-56 at Bob Conlin Gymnasium.

In a close game throughout, Brother Martin led 14-10 after one quarter and 34-27 at halftime. The Tigers rallied to tie the game 44-44 going to the fourth quarter.

The Crusaders grabbed a 2-point lead with just under four minutes left and would not trail the rest of the way.

Brock Ranlett led Brother Martin with 16 points and six rebounds while Corey Skillman had 13 points and three assists and Grant DeLord added 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Marvin Jones provided a lift off the bench, scoring six key points in the fourth quarter and he finished with eight points

Dominic Dejoie led Holy Cross (5-20) with 26 points while Devin Harris scored 15 for the Tigers.

Brother Martin (21-7) moves on from one District 9-5A rival to another as the Crusaders will face a third meeting with Catholic League champion and No. 3 seed St. Augustine in the quarterfinals. The Purple Knights swept Brother Martin in two league contests.

In Division II, No. 8 De La Salle fought off No. 9 Archbishop Hannan 57-50 in uptown New Orleans.

Hannan looked to be in control, leading 15-12 after one quarter and led 26-24 at the half. The Hawks maintained a slim 43-42 lead going to the fourth quarter but De La Salle caught fire, parlaying a 19-0 run during the third quarter and into the fourth quarter to emerge victorious. De La Salle outscored Hannan 20-10 in the final frame.

Leonard Jackson led the Cavaliers with 22 points and Ja’Kobe Walker finished with 11 points for the Cavaliers.

Grant Kemp led the Hawks with 16 points while Luke Timmons scored 11 points.

De La Salle advances to the quarterfinals for the seventh straight season and will battle a familiar foe in top seed University High in the quarterfinals.

LHSAA Boys Basketball Regional Results

5A (1) Natchitoches Central 69, (16) St. Amant 59

(8) Captain Shreve 63, (9) Slidell 57

(5) Bonnabel 74, (12) Central 43

(4) Hahnville 82, (13) East Ascension 53

(3) Zachary 55, (14) East St. John 44

(11) Northshore 58, (6) New Iberia 45

(7) Alexandria 70, (10) Ouachita Parish 55

(15) Walker 63, (31) Thibodaux 56

4A (1) Carver 79, (16) Cecilia 57

(8) Lakeshore 76, (9) Westgate 74

(12) Landry 54, (5) Huntington 53

(4) Neville 55, (13) Helen Cox 54

(3) Woodlawn (SH) 50, (19) Northside 32

(6) Ellender 57, (11) Karr 53

(10) Plaquemine by forfeit over (7) Washington-Marion

(2) McMain 66, (15) Booker T. Washington (SH) 40

3A (1) Madison Prep 79, (16) Jennings 51

(8) Booker T. Washington 50, (9) Patterson 29

(5) Bossier 75, (12) Crowley 27

(4) Carroll 64, (13) Carroll 53

(3) Sophie B. Wright 85, (14) Richwood 82

(11) St. Martinville 55, (6) Ville Platte 41

(23) Northwest 64, (7) South Beauregard 48

(2) Wossman 74, (18) Lutcher 62

2A (1) Rayville 109, (16) Oakdale 57

(9) Morris Jeff 91, (8) Rapides 84 (OT)

(5) Franklin 74, (12) West St. Mary 54

(4) Doyle 85, (13) French Settlement 63

(14) East Feliciana 44, (3) Many 43

(6) Lakeview 51, (11) Madison 46

(23) St. Helena 80, (7) Red River 65

(2) Port Allen 78, (18) Avoyelles 53

1A (1) North Central 94, (16) Sicily Island 25

(8) Tensas 44, (9) Grand Lake 41

(5) Oak Grove 48, (12) Block 46

(4) Arcadia 62, (13) Logansport 37

(3) White Castle 77, (19) Lincoln Prep 66

(11) Merryville 80, (6) Delhi 77 (OT)

(7) Northwood-Lena 72, (10) Homer 62

(15) Ringgold 59, (2) Elton 45

Class B (1) Anacoco 61, (16) Monterey 34

(8) Pitkin 58, (9) Negreet 56

(5) J.S. Clark Leadership Academy 60, (12) Holden 55

(4) Doyline 79, (20) Florien 64

(3) Hathaway 67, (14) Choudrant 45

(6) Fairview 57, (11) Quitman 51

(23) Stanley 55, (7) Zwolle 52

(2) Simsboro 84, (15) Elizabeth 47

Class C (1) Simpson 76, (16) Georgetown 33

(8) Pleasant Hill 72, (9) Starks 47

(5) Gibsland-Coleman 69, (12) Grand Isle 13

(4) Hornbeck 69, (13) Atlanta 42

(3) Kilbourne 68, (14) Evans 62

(6) Ebarb 61, (11) Summerfield 43

(7) Calvin 76, (10) Epps 71

(2) Phoenix 77, (15) Hicks 53

Division I

(8) Archbishop Shaw 48, (9) Byrd 38

(5) Jesuit 58, (12) Archbishop Rummel 29

(6) Brother Martin 60, (11) Holy Cross 56

(10) John Curtis Christian 60, (7) McKinley 51

Division II (1) University High 73, (16) Patrick Taylor 32

(8) De La Salle 57, (9) Archbishop Hannan 50

(5) St. Michael 64, (12) Lusher Charter 40

(4) E.D. White Catholic 61, (12) Teurlings Catholic 31

(3) Liberty 79, (14) Ben Franklin 59

(6) St. Louis Catholic 68, (11) Thomas Jefferson 40

(7) Parkview Baptist 61, (10) Evangel Christian 47

(2) St. Thomas More 63, (15) Loyola Prep 30

Division III

(9) Catholic (NI) 39, (8) St. Thomas Aquinas 36

(5) Episcopal 69, (12) Pope John Paul II 54

(4) Holy Savior Menard 79, (13) Houma Christian 51

(3) Notre Dame 66, (14) Cristo Rey 33

(6) Lafayette Christian 57, (11) St. Charles Catholic 30

(7) Northlake Christian 70, (10) Ascension Episcopal 67

Division IV (1) Crescent City Christian 79, (16) Cedar Creek 23

(8) Hamilton Christian 67, (9) Vermilion Catholic 54

(5) Country Day 66, (12) Westminster Christian 43

(3) Calvary Baptist 72, (14) St. Frederick 33

(6) Central Catholic 61, (11) Sacred Heart 49

(7) Opelousas Catholic 96, (10) Ascension Catholic 54

(2) Riverside Academy 84, (15) Highland Baptist 43

Division V

(8) Northside Christian 60, (9) University Academy 45

Quarterfinals

(5) Grace Christian 54, (4) St. Joseph-Plauchevile 51

(3) Episcopal of Acadiana 63, (6) Claiborne Christian 44

(2) Family Christian 64, (7) Christ Episcopal 37

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