Girls Basketball Playoffs: Warren Easton opens playoff run with blowout win over Istrouma

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Warren Easton is always a force in girls basketball.

The Eagles won Class 4A state titles in 2015, 2018 and 2019 and were runner-up in last season, as well as in 2014. They are a definite threat to win another state championship in 2021.

Easton opened its playoff run Saturday with a 72-26 home win over No. 29 Istrouma.

Kamryn Washington led Warren Easton with 15 points while Isabelle Gonzalez and Kelsey Sanders each scored 13 points to pace the Eagles.

Warren Easton (18-7) advances to play at No. 20 South Lafourche Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Galliano. The Tarpons advanced with a 52-35 upset win at No. 13 Washington-Marion on Friday.

Also in 4A, No. 8 Opelousas eliminated No. 25 Livingston Collegiate 75-31.

In Alexandria, No. 15 Bolton downed No. 18 Carver 56-40 behind 20 points by Sky Montgomery and 19 points from Dryon Drumgo.

The Lady Bears led from the start, taking a 13-9 lead after one quarter and a 25-13 halftime lead. It was 45-24 going to the final quarter.

In 5A action, No. 2 Lafayette handled No. 31 Bonnabel 72-35 at home to advance to the regional round.

In 2A, defending state champion and No. 1 seed Doyle easily dispatched No. 32 Oakdale 82-20 while No. 13 South Plaquemines advanced with a 48-40 home win over No. 20 Bunkie. No. 11 Springfield whipped No. 22 Mangham 65-43.

In Class B, No. 10 Holden moved on with a 66-57 home win over No. 23 Converse.

In action today in Class 5A, No. 5 Mandeville entertains No. 28 West Ouachita at 2 p.m., No. 8 Hahnville is at home to No. 25 Airline at 3 p.m. and No. 27 Chalmette is at No. 6 Captain Shreve at 3 p.m.

In Class 4A, No. 14 Lakeshore plays host to No. 19 Minden at 5 p.m.,

In Class 2A, No. 25 Pine is at No. 8 Jonesboro-Hodge at 2 p.m. while No. 24 Kentwood travels to No. 9 Rayville at 2 p.m.

Girls Prep Basketball Playoff Results from Thursday, Friday, Saturday Feb. 18-20

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

#26 Terrebonne 59, #7 Zachary 53

#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

#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

#6 Ellender 74, #27 Salmen 34

#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

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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#15 Oberlin 64, #18 East Beauregard 56

Class B

#9 Stanley 52, #24 Elizabeth 37

#13 Bell City 46, #20 Negreet 38

#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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