Lumberjacks go 2-1 in Hannan Tournament

Published 12:47 pm Thursday, January 10, 2019

COVINGTON — Bogalusa tallied a 2-1 record in the 2018 Hannan Hustle Basketball Tournament that took place Dec. 27-29 at Archbishop Hannan.
Three boys teams from Washington Parish competed in the event.
Varnado went 1-2 and Pine was 0-2.
Bogalusa opened the tournament with a 79-60 loss to Hammond on Dec. 27.
The game was close early on and Bogalusa trailed just 21-20 after the first quarter.
Hammond scored the first nine points of the second period.
La’vell Scott made a 3-pointer at the 7:41 mark. Daryl Hutchinson made a pair of free throws 16 seconds later before Scott hit another shot from beyond the arc. Trajon Miles made a layup to make it 30-20 with 6:41 on the clock.
Jaylen Brickmore split free throws to end the run with 6:21 left and that began a 5-0 run.
T.J. Peyton made a layup and Brickmore got inside, made the field goal and it was 30-25 with 5:21 to go.
Hammond extended its lead to 38-29 and it was 44-31 at halftime.
Bogalusa hung in through the middle of the third quarter.
The Lumberjacks trailed 52-39 with 5:21 to go in the period, but Scott was successful on a 3-point play that began a 15-2 run to make it 67-41 with 1:08 left in the third quarter.
DaJuan Powell hit a 3-pointer to end the run with 41 seconds to go.
It was 67-44 through three quarters and Hammond went onto the 79-60 win.
Peyton led Bogalusa with 17 points.
Chance Turner was next with 14 points.
Powell posted 10 points.
Powell made a pair of 3-pointers while Peyton and Turner made one each.
Brickmore tallied nine points while Josh Taylor had eight and Jarvis Dawson added two. Taylor made a pair of 3-pointers.
Scott led all scorers with 21 points that included a pair of 3-pointers.
Hutchinson posted 19 points. He was good on one 3-pointer.
Albert Williams recorded 10 points.
Lorenzo Yates had nine points while Justice Kelly tallied eight, Gerald Williams and Daniel Ridgel tallied five each and Miles added two. Williams made a 3-pointer.
Bogalusa won its next two games.
The Lumberjacks topped Varnado, 63-59, the following day.
Peyton led Bogalusa with 18 points.
Brickmore posted 17 points.
Turner had seven points while Raheem Roberts, Dawson and Shad Gamble all recorded four points and Quientay Henry, Taylor and Tony Harris all had three.
Javon Bickham led the Wildcats with 18 points.
Brandon Lee was next with 14 points.
Jaheim Hooks had 13 points and he made two 3-pointers.
Kevis Brooks recorded eight points while Jhaquawn McConnell tallied three and Elizah Miller added two for Varnado. Brooks and McConnell made a 3-pointer each.
Bogalusa came up short in its final game, 57-55, to St. Helena College & Career Academy.
Taylor led Bogalusa with 18 points.
Peyton and Turner had 13 each.
Brickmore posted nine points while Roberts had four.
“We were pleased with our competitiveness versus Hammond,” Bogalusa coach Randall Ginn said. “Beating Varnado three times in a season is hard to accomplish. Played well the first three quarters versus St. Helena, and then did just enough to hold on in the fourth. We’ve been put in clutch situations in the fourth quarter that will serve us well, come district.”
Varnado came up short in the opener that was Dec. 27 to then-undefeated Pearl River, 51-50. Pearl River is now 12-2.
This game came down to the wire.
Varnado trailed Pearl River, 49-43 with 3:02 left in the fourth quarter, but came back to take the lead with a 7-0 run.
Bickham connected with Brandon Lee and Lee hit the shot, got fouled and converted the 3-point play to cut the lead in half with 2:51 to go.
The two connected once again at the 2:19 mark on a sideline out-of-bounds play and it was a 49-48 game.
The Wildcats took a 50-49 lead on Kim McGowan’s field goal after an offensive rebound with 34 seconds left.
Pearl River called timeout with 29.8 seconds to go and Andrew Dauth got fouled with 15.3 remaining and made both free throws, which proved the be the winning points, that put Pearl River up 51-50.
Varnado attempted a couple of shots, but were unable to pull off the win.
Lee topped Varnado with 15 points.
Bickham was next with 12 points.
McConnell recorded 11 points. He was good on three 3-pointers.
Hooks posted seven points and McGowan put up five. Both players made a 3-pointer.
Blake Costello was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points. Costello made three 3-pointers.
Drew Soileau recorded 18 points and made two 3-pointers.
Dauth had four points while Whitney Friloux tallied three points. Friloux made a 3-pointer.
The next game was the loss to Bogalusa, but the Wildcats came back on Dec. 29 with a 51-49 victory over Pine.
McGowan topped the Wildcats with 12 points. He made a trio of 3-pointers.
Lee posted 11 points.
Bickham and Hooks had nine each while McConnell totaled six points and Zyquantay Bickham and Miller added two each. Hooks was good on a shot from beyond the arc.
Pine’s Jordan Anderson tallied a game-high 25 points. Anderson made five 3-pointers.
Markel Cotton posted seven points while Chance Woodward and Karson Voth recorded five each, Adrianuen Johnson posted three and Tristan Jones added two. Voth, Woodward and Johnson all made a 3-pointer.
Pine’s other game was 49-25 loss to St. Helena College & Career Academy.
Anderson recorded 10 points to lead Pine.
Woodward posted seven points while Johnson recorded five, Jones had three and Cotton added two. Woodward and Jones made a 3-pointer each.

Varnado’s Brandon Lee takes a shot during the Hannan Tournament.