2 BHS freshmen recognized for play

Published 11:45 pm Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bogalusa’s boys basketball team had a rough season, but two young players stepped up and were recognized as honorable mention selections on the All-District 8-3A team.

Freshmen Billy Mingo and Tremarcus Levi were two bright spots in a season that saw the Lumberjacks finish with a 1-21 overall record and 1-9 in district.

Mingo, a forward, was the team’s leading scorer, averaging 14 points per game.

Levi, a guard, played all five positions at some point this season and averaged 10 points a contest.

Bogalusa coach Ken Martin praised both players.

“They did a super job,” Martin said. “They’ve got three wonderful years ahead of them. We think very highly of these two young men.”

Amite’s James Harvey was named the league’s Most Valuable Player and teammate Jeremy Hayes joins Harvey on the first-team.

Independence also had two players on the top club in Keylan Spears and Reggie Maryland. The other two first-teamers are Loranger’s Jamie Carr and Jewel Sumner’s Ishmael Warren.

The second-team featured Albany’s Josh McClain and Quincy Sykes along with Independence’s Ashton Spears, Loranger’s Arides Cain, Amite’s Michael Johnson and Sumner’s Ben Jones.

Amite was a state regional team, while Albany and Loranger lost in the opening round.