Girls Basketball Playoffs: Belle Chasse, JFK, SCC, Riverside win opening playoff games Friday

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Girls Prep Basketball Playoff Report for Saturday, Feb. 20

In Class 4A, No. 10 Belle Chasse advanced with a 52-46 home victory over No. 23 Westgate.

The Cardinals started slowly, trailing 15-10 after one quarter but rallied to take a 27-23 halftime lead. The Cardinals maintained their 4-point lead at 39-35 going to the final quarter.

Janice Jordan led the way with 20 points while Nya St. Cyr finished with 14 points for the Cardinals. Keyonna Armelin topped the Tigers with 26 points.

Belle Chasse (14-3) advances to play the winner of No. 7 Plaquemine and No. 26 Woodlawn of Shreveport.

Westgate finished its season 7-15.

Also in 4A, it will be a battle of Cougars in the regional round.

No. 12 John F. Kennedy advanced with a 51-34 win over No. 21 Assumption.

The Cougars (14-7) advance to play at No. 5 Karr in the regional round. The Lady Cougars bounced No. 28 Pearl River 60-18 on Thursday. Karr defeated John F. Kennedy 59-45 on Nov. 23.

There will be a new state champion in Class 3A.

No. 12 Donaldsonville eliminated defending champion and No. 21 seed Booker T. Washington 56-28.

The Lions actually led 8-6 after one quarter but the Tigers took a 15-12 lead at halftime. The lead grew to 29-20 after three quarters before Donaldsonville broke it wide open, outscoring the Lions 27-8 in the final quarter for the win.

T. Joseph had 16 points while J. Southall finished with 12 points for the Tigers while S. Williams had 16 points for Booker T. Washington (6-9).

Donaldsonville (13-8) advances to meet the winner of No. 5 Kaplan and No. 28 Richwood in the regional round.

In the Division III regional round, No. 4 St. Charles Catholic eliminated No. 13 McGehee 51-22 in LaPlace.

The Comets were in control from the start, leading 17-8 after one quarter and opening up a 29-11 lead at halftime.

The Comets (11-5) advance to the quarterfinals to face the winner of No. 5 Newman and No. 12 New Iberia. The Hawks end their season 5-10.

In Division IV, No. 5 Riverside Academy advanced to the quarterfinals, whipping No. 12 Central Private 56-18.

The Rebels controlled play from the start, taking as 17-4 lead after one quarter and blew the game open to lead 34-6 by halftime. It was 47-9 going to the fourth quarter.

Eighth-grader Imani Daniel led the way for Riverside with 27 points while freshman Imari Daniel had 12 points.

The Lady Rebels (13-6) advance to meet the winner of No. 4 St. Martin’s Episcopal and No. 13 Crescent City Christian in the quarterfinals. Central Private finished its season 13-14.

Girls Prep Basketball Playoff Results from Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18-19

5A

#1 Ponchatoula 66, #32 Fontainebleau 34

#3 Walker 80, #30 Higgins 24

#14 St. Amant 66, #19 West Jefferson 60

#11 H.L. Bourgeois 46, #22 East St. John 43

#15 Northshore 71, #18 Slidell 51

4A

#1 LaGrange by forfeit over #32 Beau Chene

#5 Karr 60, #28 Pearl River 18

#12 John F. Kennedy 51, #21 Assumption 34

#20 South Lafourche 52, #13 Washington-Marion 35

#3 Neville by forfeit over #30 Rayne

#6 Ellender 74, #27 Salmen 34

#10 Belle Chasse 52, #23 Westgate 46

3A

#1 Madison Prep 53, #32 McDonogh 35 9

#9 Loranger 92, #24 Bogalusa 53

#8 Iota 48, #25 Church Point 24

#12 Donaldsonville 56, #21 Booker T. Washington (NO) 28

#4 Brusly 56, #29 Kenner Discovery 27

#19 Ville Platte 55, #14 St. James 40

#6 Jennings 62, #27 Iowa 41

#7 Northwest 66, #26 Baker 45

#2 Albany 80, #31 Berwick 39

2A

#15 Kinder 64, #18 Welsh 60

#2 Amite 98, #31 West St. Mary 11

Division I

#2 John Curtis Christian 67, #7 Archbishop Chapelle 27

Division II

#2 Ursuline Academy 65, #15 Haynes Academy 24

Division III

#4 St. Charles Catholic 51, #13 McGehee 22

Division IV

#5 Riverside Academy 56, #12 Central Private 18

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