REPLAY: Karr holds off Catholic to win Country Day Classic

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METAIRIE – A pair of teams on win streaks collided Thursday night in the championship game of the Country Day Classic.

For visiting Catholic of Baton Rouge to emerge victorious against a potent Karr team, the Bears would have to shoot it well and make a large number of 3-pointers.

While Catholic did so, it wasn’t quite enough to get over the top as the Cougars held off the Bears 62-57 at Patrick Gymnasium in a game seen live on CrescentCitySports.com.

The victory was the ninth straight for Karr while Catholic saw its five-game win streak come to an end.

Shyves Johnson led the way with 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals for Karr.

After Catholic jumped out to an 8-2 lead, Karr went on a 10-0 run to take a 12-8 lead and the Cougars led 16-13 after one quarter.

Karr (13-2) had a 6-0 run in the second quarter and closed the quarter on an 8-0 run to take a 30-20 halftime lead behind 12 points from Johnson.

The Bears blistered the nets in the third quarter with five 3-pointers and tied the game 41-41 before Karr closed the quarter on a 5-0 run to take a 46-41 lead going to the final quarter.

Catholic was able to close the gap to three points twice, at 50-47 and 52-49 in the final quarter but could get no closer.

Keith Jones came off the bench to score 12 points for the Cougars while Tyron Wilson scored nine points and Ethaniel Riley had eight points.

Dennis Hebert III led Catholic (10-3) with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Hebert had three rebounds and three assists. Stan Levy finished with 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers while Nico Jones had eight points.

In the third-place game, St. Thomas More fought off Country Day 59-55.

The Cougars led 16-11 after one quarter and 31-25 at halftime. It was 46-39 going to the final quarter.

Country Day, which never led in the game, pulled within four points twice in the fourth quarter but could get no closer.

Mason Guillory led St. Thomas More with 13 points with three rebounds while Chad Jones had 10 points and five rebounds and Patrick Doherty finished with nine points.

Jordan Trahan topped Country Day (7-6) with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists while Evan Nunez added 13 points, including a trio of 3-pointers for the Cajuns. Miles Lemmler had eight points and three rebounds off the bench.

In other final day action in the tournament, John Curtis Christian handled Archbishop Rummel 50-32.

The Patriots never trailed, taking a 15-8 lead after one quarter before expanding the lead to 28-14 at halftime. It was 38-22 going to the final quarter.

Laron Louis led John Curtis (9-1) with 20 points, seven rebounds and four blocks while Aaron Johnson Jr. had nine points and three rebounds.

Ja’Mard Jones led the Raiders (5-6) with nine points while Chance Joseph finished with seven points and four rebounds.

Brother Martin defeated McDonogh 35 by a 50-36 margin.

Jace Patin paced the Crusaders (15-2) with 14 points and seven rebounds while Corey Skillman had 11 points and five rebounds. Ray Lotten added six points and nine rebounds.

In other games Thursday, St. Louis Catholic downed East Iberville 45-43, Jesuit downed Booker T. Washington (NO) 70-58 and Sophie B. Wright defeated Hahnville 69-60.

Country Day Classic All-Tournament Team
#4 Laron Louis (John Curtis)
#2 Cory Skillman (Brother Martin)
#11 Matthew Knight (Jesuit)
#33 Jordan Trahan (Country Day)
#0 Christian Landry (St. Thomas More)
#14 Chad Jones (St. Thomas More)
#2 Dennis Hebert (Catholic BR)
#11 Stan Levy (Catholic BR)
#2 Devin Lewis (Karr)
#1 Leland Smith- MVP (Karr)

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