SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The quarterfinal round of the boys' basketball playoffs is in the books. Out of 5 Southwest Louisiana teams in play, three are advancing to play at Burton Coliseum. Marsh Madness begins March 5.
Hamilton Christian downed St. Martin's, 50-44 to reach Marsh Madness for the second straight season (the only other appearance in school history). In 2017, the Warriors were a senior-laden group, but this season HCS has only two upperclassmen starters. The third-seeded Warriors will face No. 2 St. Mary's.
Pitkin is back in the semifinals after a 14-year absence. The Tigers upset No. 2 seeded Hathaway, 52-50. The Hornets were without star player Trey Blanchard. The 11th seeded Tigers will face No. 2 Zwolle.
Singer beat Ebarb 76-54, to punch its ticket to the semifinals for the first time since 1973. The Hornets are making their third-ever appearance despite numerous quarterfinal runs. The third-seeded Hornets will face No. 2 Simpson.
Below is a full list of finals from the quarterfinal round:
(4) Lusher Charter 50 - (5) St. Louis Catholic 44
(3) Hamilton Christian 65 - (11) St. Martin's 52
(11) Pitkin 52 - (3) Hathaway 50
(3) Singer 76 - (6) Ebarb 54