Bogalusa splits games on 1st day of summer basketball league

Published 2:23 pm Friday, May 31, 2019

MANDEVILLE — Bogalusa opened the Lakeshore Summer Basketball League on Tuesday by splitting games against Lakeshore and Bay High of Mississippi.
The first contest was a 59-31 loss to Lakeshore.
Bogalusa never led, as Lakeshore jumped out to a 6-0 lead with 18:19 left in the first half before Karry Conerly hit a jumper to make it 6-2.
Lakeshore then ran off 10 in a row until Jarvis Dawson was good for two, trimming the deficit to 12 at the 6:53 mark.
Lakeshore continued to expand its lead and had took its biggest advantage at 21 when they hit a layup with 15 seconds left in the opening half to take a 30-9 lead to the break.
Bogalusa turned things around early in the second half, as the Lumberjacks began with the period’s first opening nine points.
Conerly hit a put back after grabbing an offensive rebound to make it 30-11 with 18:50 on the clock. Quintay Henry made a fast break layup. Josh Taylor knocked down a 3-pointer and Tony Harris found Turner for two more and the lead was down to 30-18 with 16:27 to go.
Lakeshore ended the run with a right corner 3-pointer, but Bogalusa went to the corner as well when Turner nailed a 3-pointer from the left corner for a 33-21 score with just over 15 minutes left.
After the teams traded 3-pointers, Lakeshore tallied 11 straight.
Bogalusa trailed by as many as 32 at 57-25 with 1:56 left, but the Lumberjacks tallied the game’s final six points.
Marquaris Smith passed to John Downey for two. Henry made a layup before taking a pass from Downey for two more.
Taylor led Bogalusa with eight points.
Henry posted six while Turner posted five, Conerly and Dawson tallied four each and Shadwick Gamble and Downey added two each.
Bogalusa’s second game was much better, as the Lumberjacks were victorious over Bay High 56-51.
“We were ill prepared for the first game with three practices since our spring football game,” Bogalusa coach Randall Ginn said. “I don’t mind X and O mistakes with such little preparation, what we can’t do is make communication and error mistakes. After that Lakeshore wake-up call we did a 180 in effort and team play with the solid victory over a district champion Bay High squad.”
Taylor was Bogalusa’s leading scorer with 21 points.
He was one of two players in double-figures for the Lumberjacks.
Dawson posted 10 points.
Turner recorded six while Downey had five. Henry and Harris tallied four each and Gamble, Sincere Craft and Conerly all added two points in the victory.
Lakeshore Summer League Basketball Games feature a pair of 20-minute halves. Games are played with a running clock until the one-minute mark when the standard clock-operating procedures are back in play. Players are one free throw for shooting fouls. The free throw counts for what the shot was worth.
Bogalusa is back in action on Tuesday against Loranger and PCA at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively. Both contests take place at Lakeshore.

Bogalusa’s Quintay Henry takes a shot in a contest held Tuesday at Lakeshore.