NEW ORLEANS – The MLK Basketball Classic presented by InspireNOLA is increasing into a peculiar yearly lawsuit connected MLK play successful New Orleans. This twelvemonth was nary objection with a packed gym astatine Edna Karr High School and outstanding basketball.
Crescent City Sports streamed the last 3 games of the six played connected the West Bank arsenic portion of the day-long event.
Southside (10-7) outscored LB Landry 25-12 successful the 4th fourth to unafraid a 58-52 victory.
Landry (13-7) had a 36-35 pb with 6:35 remaining successful the crippled earlier Bryson Williams took implicit for the Sharks, scoring 12 points successful the 4th quarter. Jasen Breux and Dynell Jones Jr. came up large with consecutive driving layups, putting the crippled distant for Southside.
Three players scored successful treble figures for Southside paced by Williams with 16 points. Jayce Tolivar added 12 points. Noah Brookter had 10 points. Jones finished with 9 points.
Shavurdacour Nicholas Led Landry with 15 points. Devin Hymes finished with 8 points. Franswar Neal scored 7 points.
St. Augustine and Sophie B. Wright had perchance the champion crippled of the day. Derrick Smith missed a game-tying 3 pointer for the Warriors successful overtime arsenic the Purple Knights survived a precocious rally successful a 57-54 victory.
The Purple Knights (10-12) had a 41-34 pb starting the last quarter. The Warriors (17-5) outscored St. Aug the remainder of regulation, 15-8. Jacorey Washington knocked down a three-pointer with 1 infinitesimal remaining to unit overtime.
Both teams had a debased scoring archetypal fractional with the Warriors with a 19-17 lead. The gait picked up erstwhile St. Aug started to airy it up with a 12-0 run, including 3 consecutive three-pointers by Danderick Green, Hubert Calliste and Turner Duncan that gave the Purple Knights a 39-24 lead.
Sophie B. Wright bounced backmost with a 10-0 tally including a driving layup by Smith to chopped the pb to 39-34. Duncan answersed with a jumper to extremity the 3rd quarter.
St. Aug had 3 players scored successful treble figures. Duncan led the Purple Knights with 17 points. Green finished with 14 points. Cy Merrett scored 10 points.
Sophie B. Wright had 3 players scored successful treble figures. Washington led the Warriors with 18 points. Davonte Landry scored 11 points. Smith finished with 10 points.
InspireNOLA schoolhouse rivals Eleanor McMain and Edna Karr had a fierce conflict successful the classical finale. The Mustangs defence acceptable the code of the game, made immense stops, and past made immense shots successful a 47-42 victory.
Kevin Slaughter acceptable the code for the Cougars (8-11) with consecutive jumpers. Then Yqb Johnson came disconnected the seat scored a driving layup and a 3 pointer. The Mustangs (6-1) answered erstwhile Oren Bowens scored a 3 pointer and a driving layup giving McMain a 13-12 lead.
Bowens continued his interaction for McMain with different layup. Then Jabbar Louper scored consecutive driving layups extending the pb 24-19 astatine the half.
The Cougars kept warring with consecutive layups by Slaughter, Tyrone Wilson, and Derrick Hawkins. They took a 33-31 lead. Donte Briggs stepped up for the Mustangs with backmost to backmost three-pointers. McMain takes a 34-33 lead.
Johnson knocked down a large three-pointer cutting the pb to 40-38 with 4:55 remaining. Then the Cougars goes connected a slump missing 3 consecutive shots to necktie the game. McMain puts the crippled retired of scope with a three-pointer by Lionel Larvadain.
Briggs led the Mustangs with 13 points and 4 steals. Bowens finished with 9 points and 14 rebounds. Larvadain scored 9 points.
Slaughter led the Cougars with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. Johnson finished with 9 points. Wilson scored 7 points and 4 rebounds.
In the different games successful the MLK Basketball Classic, McKinley defeated McDonogh 35 34-19. Craig Lovelady led the Panthers (13-7) with 10 points. Thai Brown led the Roneagles (0-4) with 10 points.
Scotlandville took a 54-36 triumph implicit Booker T. Washington (6-14). Scotlandville (20-2) had 2 players that scored successful treble figures. Dorian Booker led the Hornets with 21 points. C’Zavian Teasett scored 11 points. The Hornets has won 13 consecutive games.
Northside defeated George Washington Carver, 51-46. Northside (12-9) had 2 players scoring successful treble figures. Zion McCoy led the Vikings with 23 points. KeAndre Barfield scored 12 points. Carver (12-7) had 3 players scoring successful treble figures. Jaylon Hicks led the Rams with 23 points. Ken’Wyion White and Daijon Leatherman scored 10 points each.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Monday, Jan. 16
InspireNOLA MLK Classic
McKinley 33, McDonogh (35) 19
Scotlandville 54, Booker T. Washington (NO) 36
Northside 51, Carver 46
Southside 58, Landry 52
St. Augustine 57, Sophie B. Wright 54 (OT)
McMain 47, Karr 42
Ascension Christian 70, Christ Episcopal 38
Warren Easton 61, Ben Franklin 54
Ben Franklin 48, Warren Easton 42
Carver 49, Abramson 15
De La Salle 52, Riverside Academy 32
Denham Springs 58, French Settlement 28
East St. John 54, Alexandria 52
Geo Next Generation 35, Livingston Collegiate 28
John Curtis Christian 64, West Jefferson 45
Liberty 68, Northshore 39
Pope John Paul II 31, Academy of Sacred Heart (NO) 26
Salmen 51, Bolton 45
St. Katharine Drexel 46, Crescent City Christian 19