Girls Basketball Playoffs: Hahnville, Mandeville, Lakeshore advance with playoff wins

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Hahnville is a dark horse, a team to watch in the girls Class 5A state playoffs.

The eighth-seeded Lady Tigers only played 20 games due to COVID-19 issues with game cancellations but they are primed and ready to make a deep run in the playoffs.

After a slow start, 8 Hahnville took over with a dominant second quarter and handled No. 25 Airline 76-50 in Boutte for its 10th consecutive victory.

The visiting Vikings actually led 14-13 after one quarter but Hahnville blitzed Airline 27-3 in the second quarter to take a commanding 40-17 halftime lead. It was 59-30 going to the final quarter.

Hahnville had balanced scoring with four players in double figures.

Senior Kori Joseph led the way with 16 points, senior Kamryn Bartholomew and junior Ah’Jaia Kenner each scored 12 points and sophomore Kourtney Irons finished with 11 points for the Tigers.

Junior Kori Rice led the Vikings with 21 points while senior Toria Brocks had 16 points.

Hahnville coach Arianna Smith-Martin said it took a little while for her team to play at the pace she wanted.

“I think we just kind of settled down a little bit,” Smith-Martin said. “We were playing their game, not our game, early on. They led us for a few minutes and once we settled down, we were able to get in our groove. I am where we want to be and we are just glad to be playing. I think the momentum will carry us through.”

Hahnville (17-3) will host No. 9 Ruston Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the regional round. The Bearcats (22-7) defeated No. 24 Sulphur 49-42.

“Ruston will be bigger than us and we will have make them play as fast as possible and play good defense,” Smith-Martin said. “That’s really the plan. I think we will do another good job on Tuesday. We will have to if we want to advance.

Hahnville reached the 5A quarterfinals a year ago.

“That experience was very beneficial for us,” Smith-Martin said. “We learned and we are looking to build on that with more success in the playoffs this year.”

In other 5A action Sunday, No. 5 Mandeville handled No. 28 West Ouachita 66-43.

The Lady Skippers are having to do without without star Jaylyn James.

The UL Ragin’ Cajun signee is out for the season with a torn knee ligament.

The Lady Skippers took a 21-16 lead after one quarter and expanded the edge to 33-19 by halftime. It was 54-33 going to the fourth quarter.

Senior Meagan Bubeck led Mandeville with 24 points while senior Charlotte Richardson had 15 points.

Mandeville (19-5) advances to host No. 12 Benton in the regional round. The Tigers edged No. 21 Natchitoches Central 60-55.

Jill Peacock led West Ouachita with 19 points. West Ouachita finished its season 8-13.

No. 27 Chalmette is at No. 6 Captain Shreve downed visiting No. 27 Chalmette 64-26.

In Class 4A, No. 14 Lakeshore downed No. 19 Minden 59-39.

The Lady Titans (14-11) advance to travel to No. 3 Neville. The third-seeded Lady Tigers (20-2) won by forfeit over Rayne.

In Class 2A, No. 8 Jonesboro-Hodge edged No. 25 Pine 40-36 while No. 9 Rayville had no problem with No. 24 Kentwood 59-9.

Girls Prep Basketball first round playoff results
5A
#1 Ponchatoula 66, #32 Fontainebleau 34
#17 Ouachita Parish 62, #16 Pineville 63
#9 Ruston 49, #24 Sulphur 42
#8 Hahnville 76, #24 Airline 50
#5 Mandeville 66, #28 West Ouachita 43
#12 Benton 60, #21 Natchitoches Central 55
#13 Southwood 66, #20 Southside 19
#4 Parkway 70, #29 Live Oak 25
#3 Walker 80, #30 Higgins 24
#14 St. Amant 66, #19 West Jefferson 60
#11 H.L. Bourgeois 46, #22 East St. John 43
#6 Captain Shreve 64, #27 Chalmette 26
#26 Terrebonne 59, #7 Zachary 53
#10 West Monroe 39, #23 Denham Springs 26
#15 Northshore 71, #18 Slidell 51
#2 Lafayette 72, #31 Bonnabel 35

4A
#1 LaGrange by forfeit over #32 Beau Chene
#17 North Vermilion 32, No. 16 Northside 25
#9 Carencro 59, #24 Bastrop 35
#8 Opelousas 75, #25 Livingston Collegiate 31
#5 Karr 60, #28 Pearl River 18
#12 John F. Kennedy 51, #21 Assumption 34
#20 South Lafourche 52, #13 Washington-Marion 35
#4 Warren Easton 72, #29 Istrouma 26
#3 Neville by forfeit over #30 Rayne
#14 Lakeshore 59, #19 Minden 39
#11 Northwood 71, #22 Booker T. Washington 40
#6 Ellender 74, #27 Salmen 34
#11 Plaquemine 46, #26 Woodlawn (SH) 36
#10 Belle Chasse 52, #23 Westgate 46
#15 Bolton 56, #18 Carver 40

3A
#1 Madison Prep 53, #32 McDonogh 35 9
#16 Westlake 49, #17 Abbeville 41
#9 Loranger 92, #24 Bogalusa 53
#8 Iota 48, #25 Church Point 24
#5 Kaplan 53, #28 Richwood 28
#12 Donaldsonville 56, #21 Booker T. Washington (NO) 28
#13 Caldwell Parish 54, #20 Grant 41
#4 Brusly 56, #29 Kenner Discovery 27
#3 South Beauregard 78, #30 Wossman 34
#19 Ville Platte 55, #14 St. James 40
#6 Jennings 62, #27 Iowa 41
#7 Northwest 66, #26 Baker 45
#10 Mansfield 51, #23 Carroll 34
#15 Pine Prairie 46, #18 Crowley 30
#2 Albany 80, #31 Berwick 39

2A
#1 Doyle 82, #32 Oakdale 20
#16 Avoyelles 50, #17 French Settlement 29
#9 Rayville 59, #24 Kentwood 9
#8 Jonesboro-Hodge 40, #25 Pine 36
#5 Avoyelles Public Charter 55, #28 Winnfield 52
#12 Port Allen 35, #21 Madison 33
#13 South Plaquemines 48, #20 Bunkie 40
#4 Lakeview 72, #29 St. Helena 43
#3 Lake Arthur 74, #30 Rapides 30
#14 Red River 74, #19 D’Arbonne Woods Charter 38
#11 Springfield 65, #22 Mangham 43
#7 Rosepine 88, #26 Northeast 29
#10 Many 93, #23 East Feliciana 33
#15 Kinder 64, #18 Welsh 60
#2 Amite 98, #31 West St. Mary 11

1A
#17 LaSalle 45, #16 Delta Charter 30
#12 Lincoln Prep 93, #21 Centerville 41
#14 Haynesville 65, #19 Basile 41
#11 Delhi 55, #22 Montgomery 47
#15 Oberlin 64, #18 East Beauregard 56

Class B
#9 Stanley 52, #24 Elizabeth 37
#12 Choudrant 44, #21 Monterey 13
#13 Bell City 46, #20 Negreet 38
#14 Oak Hill 67, #19 Forest 47
#11 Glenmora 73, #22 Doyline 52
#10 Holden 66, #23 Converse 57
#18 Pitkin 63, #15 Weston 61

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

Division II
#8 E.D. White Catholic 48, #9 St. Michael 36
#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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