UPDATED: March 8, 2018 12:58 p.m.
(COVINGTON, La.) The St. Paul’s Wolves basketball team defeated the Brother Martin Crusaders by a score of 78-66 in the LHSAA quarterfinal match on Friday, March 2, sending the Wolves to the semifinals to face Catholic High on Thursday, March 8.
Senior Parker Edwards finished with 35 points, and Devonte Allen had 26 points. The Wolves were able to rain home the three-pointers in the second half, with Edwards knocking down 7.
This Thursday (March 8), the Wolves will travel to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to take on the #3 seed Catholic High (Baton Rouge) Bears in the semifinal round of the “Marsh Madness” LHSAA Division 1 Basketball Playoffs. The Bears are coming off a 38-25 victory of the St. Augustine Purple Knights. The Bears didn’t put up very many points against the Purple Knights, but the #3 ranked Bears are not to be messed with. While the Bears have 8 losses on the year, they made the #3rd seed with 19 wins.
The problem for the Wolves in this game could be the Bears’ stout defense, as they only allowed 1,468 points on the year. In comparison, the Wolves allowed 1,931. This game will be a great match-up between stout defense and stellar offense, as the Wolves carry one of the best offenses in the state. Led by seniors Parker Edwards and Devonte Allen, the Wolves scored 2,334 points on the year.
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