Brusly tops St. Michael for 10th win of season

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Brusly Panthers reached the 10-win mark with a win Monday night over St. Michael and a championship finish in the Robert Grace Invitational Tournament at East Iberville.

The defending District 7-3A champions pulled from a one-point deficit for a 62-45 win Monday night over SMHS. 

Dimario Jackson  led with a 26-point showing that included three shots from 3-point range. Teammate Micah Spears posted 15 points, while Jay Christophe  bucketed 10 (including a pair of 3-pointers).

The Warriors took a 12-11 lead in the first quarter, but the Panthers kicked the door down for 23 points in the second quarter and a 34-24 lead at the half.

SMHS outscored Brusly in the third quarter, but the Panthers grinded out 21 more points in the final quarter to put away their 4A opponent.

Jordan Long and David Ventress each had 11 for the Warriros, while Ross Reeder had 10. Long had a trio of 3-point buckets, while Reeder had two and Paul Ragusa had one.

In the Robert Grace Invitational, the Panthers captured the championship after wins over Dutchtown, Family Christian and St. James. 

The Panthers posted a 51-36 win over 7-3A rival St. James to take the tournament title.

Christophe paced the Panthers with 19 points, while Jackson had 13. Jackson went 5-for-5 at the free throw line.

Brusly rallied for 16 points in the third quarter and 17 in the fourth to stave off St. James.

The Panthers lead 18-14 at the half after they broke loose from a 10-10 tie in the opening quarter.

Jackson powered Brusly with 25 points in the 53-43 victory over Dutchtown. The Panthers pulled from a 19-18 halftime deficit to take the win.

Jackson went 13-for-14 at the line for the Panthers, including an 8-for-8 showing in the final quarter.

Christophe scored 16 for the Panthers.

Spears led the pack with 22 points in a wild 90-58 win over Family Christian, one of the top Class B teams in the state.

Jackson netted 19 points, Trayvon Thibodeaux had 16 and Donald Williams 10.

Williams had the lone three-point shot in the tame. 

The Panthers opened with a 23-14 lead in the first against the Flames, coached for former PAHS girls mentor James Holmes.

Brusly led 23-14 at the end of the first quarter. The Panthers churned out 23 points in the final stanza.

COMING UP … Brusly faces Baton Rouge area power Madison Prep on Saturday and hosts West Feliciana Dec. 20 The Panthers visit Pointe Coupee Central on Dec. 21 and close out 2012 in the Madison Prep Tournament Dec. 27-29 at Family Christian Academy.

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Williams powers Lady Panthers in win vs. Redemptorist

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BHS junior rallies for 33 points


Junior Donkita Williams delievered a sizzling 33-point performance to lead Brusly to a 54-46 win over former district rival Redemptorist last week in the Parkview Baptist Tournament.

Williams also went 9-of-15 from the free throw line to help pace the Lady Panthers. 

Brusly opened with a 17-4 advantage over the Lady Wolves, which included 10 points by Williams and another six by Madison LaPrairie.

Redemptorist fired back in the second quarter with a 22-point output that finished the first half with a 30-26 Brusly lead.

Brusly outscored Redemptorist by one point in the third quarter, but held the Lady Wolves to six points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

Akiya Thymes had a one-point bucket for Brusly in the third quarter.

In other action, a slow start proved costly for Brusly in a 38-18 loss to Doyle. 

Doyle surged ahead 17-5 in the first quarter and led 26-8 at halftime.

Brusly mustered seven points in the third quarter.

Williams led BHS with eight points. She went 2-for-5 from the free throw line. Brianna Granville netted five points for Brusly.

The Lady Panthers compete Dec. 6-8 in the University High Tournament. Brusly faces Dunham at 4 p.m. Thursday, Ascension Catholic at 5:15 p.m. Friday and East Iberville at 1:45 p.m. Saturday. 

Brusly entertains Parkview on Monday, and travels to Baton Rouge the following Dec. 14 and 15 for competition in the Episcopal Tournament.



Port Allen 4-4 after Zachary Invitational


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Best come from West

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Christophe, Claiborne earn District 7-3A MVP honors

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Jay Christophe and Darian Claiborne entered the 2012 football season highly touted by other teams in District 7-3A – and their impact showed on the 2012 All-District roster. 

Christophe, a three-year quarterback for the Panthers, finished his senior season the Most Valuable Player for offense. 

Claiborne, who doubled as a quarterback and linebacker, garnered the honor as Most Valuable Player on defense for his final season at Port Allen.


Panthers, Pelicans provide fans sneak preview at BHS Tourney

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Alast-second basket brought Brusly players and fans into a roaring frenzy usually reserved for a district championship.

It wasn’t. Instead, it was a 46-45 win over Port Allen in the Brusly Invitational.

The Panthers (5-2) finished second in the tournament after a 54-34 win in the championship game. Port Allen finished third after a 73-67 victory over Southern Lab.

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