05 Mar 2018

CHS Hoopsters Advance To Semifinals!

The Catholic High Bears will travel to the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles to play in the Division I semifinals on Thursday, March 8. The Bears will face #2 seed St. Paul’s and tipoff at the Marsh Madness event is set for 1:15 p.m. The winner will play on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Burton against the winner of Scotlandville and McKinley for the Division I State Championship.

The Bears advanced to the semifinals with a 39-25 win over the St. Augustine Purple Knights from New Orleans. The Catholic League champs gave the Bears all they had, but shutdown defense and a 6-0 run helped extend the lead and put the game out of reach late in the final period. The Bears held the Knights to just 1 of 13 from the field in the fourth quarter and St. Aug’s leading scorer had just 5 points. Mark Cascio credited his team for playing with tremendous effort, working hard enough to out-rebound the opponent, and making their free throws count with a 13-15 tally for the game.

St. Paul’s defeated Brother Martin, 78-66, to advance to the Division I semifinals. The Wolves are 29-6 and are led by Parker Edwards and Devonte Allen.

Read about the CHS quarterfinal victory in the article written by Will Weathers of The Advocate.

Check out Nola.com’s story on the St. Paul’s win over Brother Martin.