Girls Basketball Playoffs: Newman falls short, Albany and Amite seek finals spots Wednesday

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Fifth-seed Parkview Baptist built a lead and held off top seed Newman 43-38 in the LHSAA Girls Select Division III semifinals Tuesday night at University Center in Hammond.

Parkview Baptist came out pressuring Newman and forced a ton of early turnovers to build a lead of 13-6 after one quarter and the Eagles led 23-13 at halftime. Newman cut the deficit to 32-27 at the end of the third quarter.

Junior Addyson Bernhard led the Eagles with 17 points while freshman Anna Richerson added 15 points.

Junior Anaya Yunusah led the Greenies (21-5) with 16 points while sophomore Sanaa Bean finished with 12 points. Newman was plagued by 21 turnovers.

Parkview Baptist (29-5) advances to the championship game Friday at 4 p.m. against No. 6 seed Episcopal. The Knights upset No. 2 seed Holy Savior Menard 44-42.

Today, Albany goes after a big in the Non-Select Division II semifinals as the second-seeded Hornets take on No. 3 Brusly at 6:15 p.m. before defending state champion Amite, the No. 2 seed in the Non-Select Division III bracket, battles Winnfield at 8 p.m.

Girls LHSAA Semifinal Prep Basketball Results from Monday, Feb. 27
Non-Select Division IV
No. 9 Oakdale 47, No. 4 Arcadia 46
Non-Select Division V
No. 1 Fairview 68, No. 5 Reeves 54
No. 2 Hathaway 47, No. 6 Florien 41

Select Division V
No. 1 Oak Hill 77, No. 5 Plainview 54
No. 3 J.S. Clark Leadership Academy 59, No. 2 Family Christian 24

Girls LHSAA Semifinal Prep Basketball Results from Tuesday, Feb. 28
Non-Select Division IV
No. 2 Lakeview 36, No. 3 Oak Grove 30

Select Division III
No. 5 Parkview Baptist 43, No. 1 Newman 38
No. 6 Episcopal 44, No. 2 Holy Savior Menard 42

Select Division IV
No. 1 Southern Lab 65, No. 5 Central Catholic 28
No. 2 Northwood-Lena 63, No. 6 Hamilton Christian 39

Girls LHSAA Semifinal Prep Basketball Schedule for Wednesday, Mar. 1
Non-Select Division II
No. 1 Wossman vs. No. 4 South Beauregard, 3 p.m.
No. 2 Albany vs. No. 3 Brusly, 6:15 p.m.

Non-Select Division III
No. 1 Rosepine vs. No. 5 Union Parish, 1:15 p.m.
No. 2 Amite vs. No. 11 Winnfield, 8 p.m.

Select Division II
No. 2 Vandebilt Catholic vs. No. 3 St. Louis Catholic, 4:15 p.m.

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