Basketball

Lake Area selected as host site for LHSAA boys’ basketball, softball and baseball state championships

The LHSAA executive committee met for a 90-minute Zoom meeting Wednesday that focused on summer practice rules, possible violations on the coronavirus practice ban and championship venues.

  Sulphur promotes Carol Turner to head girls basketball coach

Report: LHSAA plans Wednesday conference call following Phase 1 of Louisiana’s reopening

LaGrange junior Aasia Sam commits to ULM

Sulphur alum Claralee Richard commits to McNeese

Pitkin star Garrett Edwards breaks into top-30 nationally in career scoring

Lake Arthur junior Deonna Brister commits to Nicholls

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  Sports Person of the Week - Laynee Jinks

  MARSH MADNESS: Alexandria, Port Allen and Pleasant Hill win state titles on championship Friday

LHSAA announces limited attendance for remainder of Marsh Madness

  Sports Person of the Week - Alona Gray

  Lincoln Prep edges Grand Lake in 1A semifinal

  Edwards’ 36 points not enough, Pitkin falls to top-seeded Simsboro 85-48

  Hamilton Christian and St. Louis both fall in semifinal round

Our local select teams were in play Tuesday night aiming to punch their tickets to their respective state championships games. Unfortunately, both Hamilton Christian and St. Louis’ seasons would come to an end in the semifinal round.

  LaGrange Lady Gators win first-ever 4A State Title

LaGrange downs Warren Easton, 46-31 to win 4A State Title

St. Louis girls fall in Division II title game on Saturday

No. 2 St. Louis fought hard but fell to No. 1 Lee Magnet in the State Title for the second straight season.

  Sports Person of the Week - Colby Augustine

Over the course of his career, Augustine has established himself as the guy at Hathaway and his numbers reflect it. The senior is dropping 21 points and grabbing nearly 6 boards a night and his team truly feeds off his energy.

  Top-seeded Fairview downs Hathaway to capture 12th state title

  #SWLApreps boys basketball quarterfinal playoff recap

  LaGrange runs past Ellender, advances to first championship game in program history

  Third-quarter struggles cost Lake Arthur in 59-49 semifinal loss to Doyle

  Slow start dooms Merryville in semifinal loss to North Central

  Hathaway downs Lacassine to reach Class B title game for first time since 2011

  St. Louis dominates U-High, advances to Division II title game

No. 2 seed St. Louis is headed back to the division II state championship game following a lopsided 80-46 victory over No. 3 University Lab in the semifinal round of the playoffs. The game was a re-match of last year’s semifinal.

  #SWLApreps boys basketball second-round playoff recap

Second round playoff recap boys high school hoops

  Top-seeded Fairview reaches Class B title game following 66-41 win over Florien

The Fairview Lady Panthers set their eyes on the Class B state championship before the season began and now the team is just a step away. The No. 1 seeded Lady Panthers rolled fifth-seeded Florien, 66-41 on Tuesday at Burton Coliseum.

  #SWLApreps boys basketball first round playoff recap

Watch highlights and see scores from Friday's boy’s basketball first-round playoff action.

  #SWLApreps girls basketball quarterfinal round playoff recap

Watch highlights from Monday’s girls’ basketball quarterfinal round playoff action. Scores from the quarterfinal round can be found below.

  #SWLApreps girls basketball second round playoff recap

Check out highlights and scores from the second round of the girls’ basketball playoffs.

LHSAA releases 2020 boys basketball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2020 boys’ basketball playoff brackets Monday. The final four for each class will be held March 10-14 at Burton Coliseum here in Lake Charles.

  February 21 #SWLApreps boys basketball highlights

The final night of the 2020 LHSAA boys’ basketball regular season is in the books. While most districts were already decided coming into the night, St. Louis was able to capture a district title with a win. Washington-Marion meanwhile, fell to Rayne on the road in its district title game.

  #SWLApreps girl’s basketball playoffs: first round recap

Watch highlights and see scores from Thursday’s girl’s basketball first-round playoff action.

  St. Louis builds 46-0 lead en route to an 81-19 playoff win

The LHSAA girls’ basketball playoffs opened with a blowout. Division II No. 2 seed St. Louis opened its game vs., 15th-seeded De La Salle, on a 46-0 run, en route to the 81-19 final score.

  Feb. 18 #SWLApreps boys high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Tuesday night’s boys’ high school basketball action. Scores can be found below.

LHSAA releases 2020 girls basketball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2020 girls’ basketball playoff brackets Monday. The final four for each class will be held March 3-7 at Burton Coliseum here in Lake Charles.

  Feb. 14 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball across the area. Scores can be found below.

  Sports Person of the Week - Brooklyn Fontenot

The Jackets are currently ranked top 10 in the state as they clinched their first district title in 12 years.

  Feb. 11 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Tuesday night’s high school basketball action across the area. Scores can be found below.

  Feb. 7 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball action across the area.

  Sports Person of the Week - Vici Woods

The 2019 Class 1A State Tournament MVP has made huge strides in her game including stepping into a bit of a different role to prepare her for the next level. She currently averages 16 points, 16 rebounds, and five blocks per game for the top-ranked Elton Lady Indians.

  Feb. 4 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Tuesday night’s high school basketball action across the area. Scores can be found below.

  Jan. 31 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball action. Scores can be found below.

Select/Non-select schools remain split after proposals fail to receive two-thirds vote at LHSAA Annual Convention

A proposal to once again combine schools for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association received more votes in favor of it but did not reach the two-thirds threshold for passage.

  Sports Person of the Week - Aasia Sam

LaGrange junior guard Aasia Sam has been one of the many catalysts for the top team in Class 4A. She fills the stat sheet each night with averages of 15 points, three boards, and three steals per game.

  Jan. 28 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Tuesday night’s high school basketball action. Scores can be found below.

  Jan. 24 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball action. Scores can be found below.

  Sports Person of the Week - Kael Delcambre

Delcambre is a three-year started and has been a key piece in the Hornets 19-0 start as they are the lone undefeated boy's basketball team in the state of Louisiana.

  Jan. 21 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

#SWLApreps high school basketball highlights from January 21

  Jan. 17 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

#SWLApreps high school basketball highlights from January 17

  Sports Person of the Week - Addy Tremie

The Lady Tors have a tight-knit group of seniors with none shining brighter than senior sharpshooter Addy Tremie. Tremie has had a strong work ethic instilled in her since day one which is a big reason why she leads the Lady Tors with 17 points and six boards per game.

  Jan. 10 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Jan. 10 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  Sports Person of the Week - Garrett Edwards

Pitkin senior Garrett Edwards has been outstanding during his dual-sport high school career and is coming off a junior season for the ages.

  Jan. 3 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Boys scores: Hathway 55, Lake Arthur 51; Iowa 66, Vinton 37; Sam Houston 70, Welsh 46; Pitkin 61, Hicks 60 Girls scores: LaGrange 55, Evanston Township (IL) 46; John Curtis 37, Sulphur 31; Merryville 48, Elton 40

  Sports Person of the Week - Chloey Guidry

Guidry has played a key role in the Lady Hornets' early season triumphs, leading the way with 25 points, five rebounds, and four assists per game.

  Dec. 20 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Check out highlights and scores from local high school basketball on Friday, December 20. Games include matchups from the Iowa basketball tournament in boys and girls play.

  6th annual Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic tips off Thursday

The Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its fourth year on Thursday, December 5.

  Westlake Holiday Classic finals recap

Day three of the Westlake Holiday Classic is in the books and as champions were crowned in the boys and girls brackets.

  Westlake Holiday Classic day two recap

On the girls side, Sulphur and host Westlake will meet in the championship at 6:30 p.m. On the boys side, St. Louis will face Sam Houston in the championship at 8 p.m.

Sulphur girls’ basketball coach Helen LeFevre picks up career win No. 800

Sulphur High School girls basketball coach Helen Lefevre reached an impressive milestone Monday, earning career win No. 800 following a 55-21 victory over Vinton at the Lakeside Bank Holiday Classic in Westlake.

  Nov. 19 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

SWLA schools open up their 2019 basketball season. Washington-Marion downs LCCP and St. Louis boys and girls sweep Sam Houston.

  Hamilton Christian point guard Michael Thomas signs with UL Lafayette

The Hamilton Christian Warriors made history Monday morning as Michael Thomas became the Warriors’ first Division I men’s basketball signee in school history. Thomas signed to play basketball under Bob Marlin at UL Lafayette.

  Download KPLC’s new 7Sports GameTime App

KPLC has launched the 7Sports GameTime app, available now on iTunes and in the Google Play store.

Select schools vote to form new group within LHSAA

The cogs inside the LHSAA never stop turning as another footnote in the select/non-select story was made Monday as the select schools voted to form a sub-organization within the LHSAA. The meeting was held at Teurlings Catholic in Lafayette. The new Louisiana Select Association, or LSA, will focus o

Sam Houston hires former LSUE assistant Rob Acord as boys basketball coach

Former LSU Eunice assistant Rob Acord is returning to the high school ranks as the new head coach for the Sam Houston Broncos.

Lake Charles and Sulphur selected as host sites for LHSAA basketball and baseball state championships

The LHSAA executive committee selected hosts for the 2019-2020 LHSAA championship events at its annual summer meeting Monday. Southwest Louisiana won the bid for baseball and boy’s & girl’s basketball, keeping five state championships in the Lake Area (softball, swimming).

  LCCP’s Young and Felton sign to play college basketball

LCCP had two players sign their letter of intent on Tuesday to play basketball at the next level.

  Sports Person of the Week - Christina Furey

Christina Furey ended her senior season on the highest note after being named the 2019 National Athletic Association of Private Schools’ Offensive player of the year.

LCCP hires Edward Garriet as girls basketball coach

The LCCP Trailblazers took a step forward a year ago in boys basketball making their first-ever quarterfinal appearance. In hopes to make the girls team equally as competitive, LCCP has hired Westlake assistant Edward Garriet as its head girls basketball coach.

LCCP tabs West Jefferson’s Kevin Hunt as next head basketball coach

The Blazers went on a state-wide search and landed on West Jefferson High School head coach Kevin Hunt. LCCP athletic director Freddie Harrison said Hunt’s résumé stood out during the hiring process.

2019 Louisiana High School All-Star basketball rosters announced

The rosters have been announced for the 2019 LHSCA / LHSBCA All-Star Basketball games on March 16.

LCCP basketball coach Mack Guillory resigns

Lake Charles College Prep boys’ basketball coach Mack Guillory is resigning from his position after four seasons with the Trailblazers.

Barbe alum Brandi Williams named Sun Belt Freshman Of The Year

UL Lafayette women’s basketball freshman guard Brandi Williams, who set a school record for most points scored in a single season by a freshman and is on pace to set a school record for free throw percentage in a single season, was named Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Year as a part of

  Hamilton Christian falls to Lafayette Christian in Division IV state championship

In their first-ever Division IV state championship appearance, the Hamilton Christian Warriors fell just five points to the reigning champs, the Lafayette Christian Knights.

  Sports Person of the Week - Michael Thomas

The junior recently committed to Louisiana Lafayette and has helped lead the Warriors to their first state title game in school history.

  St. Louis falls in semifinal matchup with De La Salle, 55-52

In the final semifinal matchup featuring a team from Southwest Louisiana, the St. Louis Saints fell to the De La Salle Cavaliers in heartbreaking fashion on Wednesday afternoon at Burton Coliseum

  Leesville falls in semifinal matchup with Breaux Bridge, 56-33

Leesville’s impressive run to the state tournament ended on Tuesday as the second-seeded Wampus Cats fell to Breaux Bridge, 56-53 at Burton Coliseum.

  Hamilton Christian downs Central Catholic to make first-ever championship game

The third time was the charm for the Hamilton Christian Warriors as HCS punched its ticket to the Division IV title game after beating Central Catholic, 55-42, Tuesday at Burton Coliseum. This will be the school’s first-ever trip to a state championship game after falling in the semifinal round each

  Lake Arthur falls in semifinal matchup with Port Allen, 50-46

Lake Arthur’s impressive run to the state tournament ended on Monday as the sixth-seeded Tigers fell to Port Allen, 50-46 at Burton Coliseum. It was Lake Arthur’s first trip to the semifinals since 1956.

  #SWLAPreps boys basketball playoffs: quarterfinal round highlights

Four #SWLAprep teams head to Burton.

SWLA sends four teams to Burton for Marsh Madness

St. Louis, Hamilton Christian, Lake Arthur and Leesville are all heading to Burton.

  Elton defeats Delhi, 51-44 to win Class 1A championship

For the first time in 44 years, the Elton Lady Indians can call themselves state champions.