Boys Basketball: Rummel keeps competing, gets rare win
Area Boys Prep Basketball Report for Friday, Feb. 20
It has been a trying, difficult season for Scott Thompson and his Archbishop Rummel Raiders.
A championship coach has presided over a complete tear-down and rebuilding effort in Metairie with the Raiders.
It has been painful to watch, at times.
Rummel lost its first 17 games before breaking through with a 9-5A victory at home against Holy Cross on Feb. 5.
Now, the Raiders have doubled that win total with a 71-57 victory over Vandebilt Catholic Thursday evening.
The Terriers led 10-9 after one quarter but Rummel took a 30-28 halftime lead.
The decisive quarter was the third quarter, when the Raiders outscored Vandebilt Catholic 23-12 to take a 53-40 lead going to the final period.
Rohan Johnson was outstanding for Rummel with 24 points and five assists. Bradley Smith had 16 points and five rebounds for the Raiders.
Jaylon Coleman topped the Terriers with 19 points while Steven Diebold finished with 12 points.
“I am proud of our young men at Archbishop Rummel,” Thompson said. “This team continues to work hard to get better, showing tremendous resolve and improvement. They could have sulked with the losses mounting but they continued to grind and we are reaping the benefits of their determination and hard work.”
Rummel (2-21) will conclude its regular season on Tuesday at St. Charles Catholic at 5 p.m. while Vandebilt Catholic (16-9) returns to action Monday at 7 p.m. at Covenant Christian in a District 8-1A contest.
Area Boys Prep Basketball Results from Thursday, Feb. 19
Ascension Catholic 99, West St. John 63
Archbishop Rummel 71, Vandebilt Catholic 57
Sarah Reed 70, Fisher 42
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