E.D. White tops Episcopal to win St. Martin’s Tournament

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Episocpal's Chris Beckman Jr. (23) tries to get up court with E.D. White's Kevin Johnson (3) defending in the first half of St. Martin's Invitational Tournament Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Adkerson Gymnasium in Metairie.

E.D. White’s boys basketball team staved off a rally from Episcopal to win St. Martin’s Invitational 48-43 on Saturday night in Metairie. It was a big win for the Cardinals, who improved to 7-0 on the season. “It’s a special win,” E.D. White coach Jonathan Keife said. “Anytime you can beat somebody like Episcopal, it’s a… Continue reading →

Jay Tyler leads four Newman players on all-state team

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR -- Isidore Newman HIgh School quarterback, Jay Tyler, center, scrambles away from Riverdale High School defensive lineman, Tyrus Butler during a week two matchup on Sept. 12, 2014 at Lupin Field at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans.

Jay Tyler finished his stellar career at Newman having accounted for 127 touchdowns. That’s 100 passing, 24 rushing and three on returns. That total is more than any other player in the Greenies history, including Peyton and Eli Manning. That versatility landed Tyler a spot on the Class 2A All-State football team, voted on… Continue reading →

Charles Brown leads St. Aug past Jesuit

Moments after St. Augustine forward Charles Brown picked up his second foul just three minutes into the game Saturday night, he looked over at Mitchell Johnson and begged his coach to leave him in the game. Johnson wasn’t having it. So instead, Brown had to sit most of the first half. It didn’t matter. He made up for… Continue reading →

U-High tops McDonogh 35 to stay unbeaten

John Jones’ two late free throws late secured University High’s 59-55 victory over McDonogh 35 on Saturday. The Cubs (10-0) got 11 second-half points from D.J. White to spur the win. “We needed some energy out there, and D.J. gave us that,” U-High coach Joe Spencer said. “We had a hard time down low with… Continue reading →

Scotlandville holds off John Curtis in Country Day Classic

Scotlandville’s basketball team has “a lot of new faces in new roles,” coach Carlos Sample said. Sample’s Hornets learned two valuable lessons Saturday night in defeating John Curtis 48-37 in the second round of the Country Day Classic. Scotlandville (11-2) weathered a ragged first half and utilized a 14-0 run during a span of 6:12… Continue reading →

West rolls past slow-starting East in LHSCA all-star football game

SHREVEPORT — By the time Manny Miles and the East offense got rolling Saturday, the deficit was too big. The East scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and had chances at more, but the West cruised to a 24-14 win in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star game at Independence Stadium. The West defense sacked… Continue reading →

Basketball report

Boys Lutcher 65, Terrebonne 59 Lutcher 15 9 17 24 — 65 Terrebonne 9 13 17 20 — 59 Scoring — LUTCHER: T. White 18, B. Taylor 18, J. Winngate 10, A. Davis 9, E. Baldwin 4, E. Robertson 4, T. Maddie 2; TERREBONNE: M. Wolf 22,… Continue reading →

Newman’s Kendall Bussey commits to Tennessee

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR -- Newman running back Kendall Bussey

Kendall Bussey first fell in love with the University of Tennessee when he visited the Knoxville campus six or seven years ago running track in the junior Olympics. Bussey is headed back to the Tennessee campus again: this time as a running back. Bussey, a senior at Newman High School, verbally committed to the… Continue reading →

Salmen, Karr, St. Thomas Aquinas win in Walker girls tourney

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Salmen's Kalani Brown puts up a shot over Mount Carmel's Lauren Bodino on Friday night in Walker.

WALKER — When a team is down by six or more points with less than three minutes left, the odds of a rally generally diminish. Don’t tell that to Salmen’s Arianna Cooks. Cooks hit a 3-pointer from the left side to give Salmen its first lead with 38.7 seconds remaining. The freshman then made two… Continue reading →

Kai Morgan leads John Curtis past East St. John

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -John Curtis'  Kai Morgan, 5, passes the ball during Country Day's Basketball Tournament in Metairie on Friday, December 19, 2014.

John Curtis’ boys basketball team outscored East St. John 49-28 in the second half on its way to a 65-48 victory in the first round of the Country Day Classic on Friday night. Patriots guard Kai Morgan led the way with 30 points (27 in the second half), 10 rebounds and three steals. Richard Durant added 11… Continue reading →

Karr, Scotlandville open with Country Day tourney wins

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Karr's Damien Johnson, 23, shoots the ball against Covington during Country Day's Basketball Tournament in Metairie on Friday, December 19, 2014.

Karr opened play in the Country Day Classic on Friday with a 71-55 win over Covington. The Cougars led comfortably most of the game and had a 20-point lead entering the fourth quarter. A 14-0 Covington run rallied the Lions to within six points with less than four minutes to play and Karr had to re-insert… Continue reading →

Warren Easton no match for U-High

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- U-High's Spencer Mays goes up for a layup against Warren Easton in the Country Day Classic on Friday in Metairie. U-High won 83-24.

University Lab senior forward Maxwell Starwood committed to Tulane in November. On Friday, Starwood made the trip from Baton Rouge to his future college residence for the first time since that commitment. He wasted little time giving the folks in New Orleans a sneak peek of what he can do in the Cubs’ opening-round… Continue reading →

Kelvin Jackson leads St. Augustine past Salmen 53-39

The St. Augustine Purple Knights handed the Salmen Spartans their second defeat of the season with a 53-39 victory at Chalmette’s Christmas Classic on Friday. Kelvin Jackson led the Knights (9-3) with 17 points, including two 3-pointers. It looked like it would be an easy victory for the Knights when they went into halftime… Continue reading →

Unbeaten E.D. White rallies past St. Martin’s

Unbeaten E.D. White spent the better part of the game trying to catch tournament host St. Martin’s on Friday night, before surviving with a 37-35 win. It was Connor Chaisson’s driving left-handed scoop shot from the baseline and free throw that completed the three-point play that gave the Cardinals a 36-35 lead with 2:18 remaining in… Continue reading →

Weather won’t dampen LHSCA football game

SHREVEPORT — The return of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star football game didn’t happen a year ago. The East and West squads practiced for three days, only to have weather conditions cancel the game. There was rain once again Friday, but organizers are vowing to play the game set for 1 p.m.… Continue reading →

Prep report for Friday, Dec. 19

Basketball tournaments Country Day Classic At Country Day Scotlandville 49, West Jefferson 40 Halftime: Scotlandville 18, West Jefferson 16 Leaders: Scotlandville: Ja’Vonte Smart 14, Joshua Roberts 12, LaMarcus Lee 10; West Jefferson: J. Dalton 16, T. Robertson 11. University 83, Warren Easton 24 Leaders: U-High: Wayde Sims 18, Maxwell Starwood 16, Jalen Johnson 16, D.J. White 13;… Continue reading →

Brandon Womac finds the range for St. Martin’s

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --St. Martin's Brandon Womac drives down the baseline while Haynes Acadmey's Abdul Kendil (center) defends him in the first half during the St. Martin's Invitational Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Adkerson Gymnasium in Metairie.

St. Martin’s guard Brandon Womac has spent too much time in the gym fine-tuning his 3-point shot to let a game-saving moment like this slip away. Especially when you give him three chances. So when St. Martin’s trailed by three points in the final minute of regulation, the senior guard knew he had to… Continue reading →

Country Day more guard-oriented than in past without tall player in the post

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Country Day coach Mike McGuire congratulates Michael Corchiani after he was honored for his play against Madison Prep in last season's victory in the Class 1A championship game last season.

This year’s Metairie Park Country Day basketball team might not look quite like the ones of recent years. There is no longer an intimidating presence in the middle like Scott Plaisance or Eddie Ludwig. “For the first time in 11 years, we don’t have a kid who is at 6-9,” said Cajuns coach Mike… Continue reading →

Chalmette downs South Plaquemines

The Chalmette Owls opened their 22nd annual Christmas Classic tournament with a 50-24 win over the South Plaquemines Hurricanes on Thursday. The Owls (6-5) controlled throughout and never trailed. “I felt like our point guard Carlton Campbell did a good job pushing it and getting our transition game going,” said Chalmette coach Butch Stockton. “Once… Continue reading →

Prep report for Thursday, Dec. 18

Boys basketball St. Martin’s Tournament At St. Martin’s Boys St. Martin’s 52, Haynes 51 Halftime: St. Martin’s 23, Haynes 19 Leaders: HAYNES: Stan West 22, Abdul Kandil 14; ST. MARTIN’S: Brandon Womac 20, Kevin Bird 15. Lusher 56, Hannan 41 Halftime: Lusher 28, Hannan 16 Leaders: LUSHER: Lewis 14, Holmes 12, Cheatham 11, Minor 11; HANNAN: Griffin… Continue reading →

Kendall Bussey to announce commitment Friday

Advocate staff photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Newman running back, Kendall Bussey will announce his college commitment at the school Friday. Bussey had committed to Nebraksa but after coach Bo Pelini was fired, he re-opened his recruitment.

Newman running back Kendall Bussey originally committed to Tulane. Then he switched to Nebraska. On Friday, he plans to bring it to an end when he announces his commitment at the school at 4:30 p.m.… Continue reading →

North Louisiana teams take major Class 1A all-state honors

North Louisiana’s Haynesville and Ouachita Christian School of Monroe claimed state football titles and honors on the 2014 Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A All-State team. There were some notable individual honors for players from Baton Rouge, the New Orleans area and the Acadiana areas. Haynesville’s Golden Tornado won the 1A state title for the second… Continue reading →

Curtis linebacker Mikey Corcoran commits to Nicholls State

. John Curtis linebacker Mikey Corcoran verbally committed to play at Nicholls State on Tuesday. The decision shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise. Corcoran’s dad played for Nicholls in the early 90’s. “That was one of the main reasons,” Corcoran said. “My dad and my uncle both played there. Another thing is… Continue reading →

Walker: Looking back at football 2014

Advocate file photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Rummel's David Hensley, left, scores a touchdown against Hahnville on Sept. 12. The Raiders edged the Tigers 37-31 in triple overtime.

The New Orleans Advocate’s all-metro football team is about a week away from its unveiling. But before we officially bring to a close the 2014 high school football season, here is a look back at some of the highlights and lowlights of the season. B est regular-season game : Let’s go… Continue reading →

McDonogh 35 beats Warren Easton in rivalry game

In a game that always carries bragging rights and popularity, McDonogh 35 defeated Warren Easton 53-42 on Tuesday night. With just over two minutes left in the game, Bryson Gresham’s second dunk helped the Roneagles clinch the win. Gresham scored eight points in the final quarter to propel his team to victory. “I knew my… Continue reading →

Mandeville girls cruise to win over Northshore in District 6-5A opener

In the District 6-5A opener for both, it was Mandeville that came away with a 54-23 victory over homestanding Northshore on Tuesday night. Shantel Short led Mandeville with a game-high 19 points and the duo of Janeica and Jaz Menina combined for 18 points to pace the Skippers’ victory. Sydney Houlemard was the bulk of… Continue reading →

Prep report for Tuesday, Dec. 16

Boys basketball Catholic-PC 63, Algiers Tech 53 Algiers Tech 13 16 11 13 — 53 Catholic-Pointe Coupee 18 17 9 21 — 63 Scoring — ALGIERS: K. Griffin 13, B. Roche 10, B. Osbey 9, J. Salen 7, H. Barnes 6, H. Hills 6, J. Royal 2; CATHOLIC- PC: A. LaCour 21, S. Guidroz 14, T. Pichon 9, J. Lee 9, L. Patin 8, K. Bourque 2 3-Point Goals — Algiers… Continue reading →

New Orleans Advocate’s Final Super 10 rankings

Team (pre-season ranking in parentheses) Large schools 1. Jesuit (6) 12-2 Blue Jays won Division I championship, first since 1960 2. Rummel (2) 11-1 Raiders, bidding for third straight title, reached Division I semifinals 3. Destrehan (5) 14-1 Wildcats reached 5A title game and are 26-3 over past two seasons. 4. Warren Easton (1)… Continue reading →