St. Aug wins tournament, beating Bonnabel for fourth time
Area Prep Basketball Report for Monday, Dec. 30
St. Augustine completed the grand slam, downing Bonnabel 51-41 to win Sunday the Purple Knight Classic. The win was the fourth this season for St. Aug over the Bruins as the Purple Knights won their own tournament for the third straight season.
Both teams started slowly, not shooting it well and Bonnabel led 9-5 after one quarter and 16-15 at halftime.
St. Augustine roared out of the locker room as a different team and dominated Bonnabel in the third quarter, outscoring the Bruins 22-12 to take a 37-28 lead heading to the final quarter and never relinquished the lead in the final frame.
D’Mari Wiltz led the way with 12 points, Eric Williams had 11 points while Ashton Trufant finished with 10 points for St. Augustine (16-1). Tyron Williams led Bonnabel (11-5) with 11 points while Theo Johnson finished with 10 points.
St. Augustine was second in the last LHSAA Division I power ratings posted two weeks ago, trailing only Catholic of Baton Rouge while Bonnabel was ninth in 5A.
Both teams will take a week off now before returning to action on Tuesday, Jan. 7 when St. Aug opens District 9-5A play at Holy Cross while Bonnabel plays at West Jefferson.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Sunday, Dec. 29
St. Augustine 51, Bonnabel 41
Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Monday, Dec. 30
Cohen at John Ehret, 6 p.m.
De La Salle vs. Port Allen, 6:45 p.m. at Catholic (BR) Tournament
Franklinton at Loranger, 7 p.m.
Hahnville at Scotlandville, 6:30 p.m.
Newman vs. Pearl River, 4:45 p.m. at Episcopal Tournament
St. Charles Catholic vs. Central Private, 3:30 p.m. at Episcopal Tournament
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