Lumberjacks come up short to Archbishop Hannan in league play

Published 2:02 pm Friday, January 25, 2019

Bogalusa came back from a big deficit, but Archbishop Hannan made another run, as the Lumberjacks fell 65-52 in a District 7-3A game held Tuesday at BHS.
Bogalusa got down 25-7 with 7:20 left in the first half.
The Lumberjacks made a huge run after that and held Hannan to just two points over the next nine minutes.
Over that time, Bogalusa went on a 19-2 run.
Jaylen Brickmore made a shot after grabbing an offensive rebound to begin the run with 7:11 to go in the first half. T.J. Peyton split from the free-throw line. Brickmore scored the next four points with a shot following an offensive board and an inside shot. It was 25-14 with 1:38 left. Brickmore added two more and Josh Taylor hit a jumper, trimming the lead to 25-18 with 31 seconds left.
Hannan’s Shawn Beattie made it a nine-point game after hitting a shot and Bogalusa’s DaJuan Powell hit for two with five seconds to go. It was 27-20 at halftime.
The Lumberjacks continued the run into the second half.
Brickmore was good on a shot 33 seconds into the second half and hit another to make it 27-24. Chance Turner was good on a fastbreak layup after taking a pass from Peyton. What was once a 25-7 deficit was down 27-26 with 5:37 left in the third quarter.
After the run, the Hawks countered with eight in a row.
London Neal made a steal and hit a layup with at the 5:20 mark. Jordan Martin was good for two for a 31-26 lead with 4:37 on the clock. Beattie made a jumper and Ben Hundley hit a put back from an offensive rebound. It was 35-26 with 2:21 left.
Hannan led 45-34 after three quarters.
The Hawks extended the lead to 56-37 at the 5:05 mark of the fourth quarter.
Bogalusa made another run — this one a 15-1 run — to get the deficit to 57-52 with 1:27 left in the fourth quarter.
Hannan countered once again and finished the game with the final eight points in the 65-52 win.
“We let them dictate the tempo of the game early with a lot of hand checking and riding with their hips like they do and we tried to prepare our team that they were going to do like that,” Bogalusa coach Randall Ginn said. “(Hannan’s coach) does a great job of teaching that style of defense and getting away with some of that contact and we weren’t scoring early. We were backing away from physical contact.
“We made a little run to get it decent at halftime (27-20) — six, eight, whatever it was. That gave the kids some confidence. I think we got it down to (57-52) four or six in the fourth quarter. Just a great run, we’re diving all over the floor.”
“Our lack of scoring in the first half wound up — like everybody blames that play the other day for the Saints — and it’s true, but there were other things they could’ve done as well. Same thing for us. It looks like we might’ve lost the game in the fourth quarter, but I believe we lost the game in the first quarter because we let them dictate.
“We didn’t produce any offense. We looked like zombies in the first half, like we weren’t aware that they were going to be pushing and shoving and hip-checking us. They’re an undefeated district team right now. They’re like 15-7 for the year. Right now, they’re the leader in our district and I thought when we cut to two or whatever that we battled hard.
“It’s a process right here. Last year, we were 6-20. This year, we’re 10-13 now, but even when we’re losing a game, it’s a lot more competitive than it was last year, so I’m proud of my kids.”
On Friday, Bogalusa was victorious over Loranger, 60-53, in district action on the road.
“Huge win at Loranger Friday. We were without two starters for disciplinary reasons plus we’d been missing one starter — Demarcus Spikes — for over a month already with a broken foot,” Ginn said. “We had a good week of practice and everyone was where they were supposed to be during the game. We stopped all uncontested transition baskets, which had been hurting us all year. Hopefully this will propel us forward with momentum for the second round of district.”
Turner led Bogalusa with 14 points. Powell tallied 12 and Jarvis Dawson posted 10.
Quientay Henry had seven points, while Tony Harris recorded six, Peyton put up four and Shadwick Gamble added three.

Bogalusa’s Jaylen Brickmore attempts a shot in Tuesday’s home game.