Brother Martin defense in final quarter leads to win over Salmen

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BM HoopsTrailing for much of the game and down by a point entering the fourth quarter while struggling offensively, Brother Martin turned to its defense to change the game against Salmen.

The Crusaders dominated on that end in the final period, scoring the first 17 points of the quarter en route to a 46-31 win at Bob Conlin Gymnasium for their ninth consecutive victory in a non-district contest.

Trailing 29-28 entering the final quarter, Brother Martin went on a 17-0 run to break the game open. Only when Chris Biehl went to his bench did Keith Sandrock score a basket with 33 seconds to play in the game for the only points of the quarter for the Spartans. The Crusaders forced eight Salmen turnovers in the fourth quarter, turning many into points.

“We didn’t really shoot well tonight. I give the credit to our players,” Biehl said. “When you aren’t shooting well, you can get frustrated. We weren’t taking bad shots. They simply weren’t falling. Our defense sustained us. It was a huge win, a character win. Anytime you can beat Coach (Jay) Carlin’s team, it is special. They were a tough team.”

Mike Young had four points and three rebounds in the quarter for the Spartans.

Salmen (15-8) went to a 1-2-2 zone in the second quarter and stymied Brother Martin as the Crusaders did not score until the 3:25 mark on a free throw by Tre Swilling. Salmen led 18-15 at halftime as Rasheen Lewis had a pair of 3-pointers.

The third quarter saw Brother Martin open on a 6-0 run but Salmen answered with a 6-0 run of its own and the Spartans led by a point going to the decisive final quarter.

Swilling led the Crusaders (16-5) with 13 points, including seven in the fourth quarter while Vejon Wallis had nine points and nine rebounds. Freshman Davonn Moore had six points.

Salmen played without forward Cameron Vickers and it hurt the Spartans. Dietrick Stovall and Lewis topped the Spartans with eight points each while Mike Young had seven points, seven rebounds and six blocks.

“When you defend like that, you can win on any given night,” Biehl said. “You are not always going to make shots. It was just our 11th game together with everyone. I’m proud of the effort. We are coming together well.”

Both teams return to district play next Tuesday night. The Crusaders will host St. Augustine in District 9-5A action while Salmen plays at Loranger in 8-4A play.

Salmen 8 10 11 2 — 31
Br. Martin 8 7 14 17 — 46

SAL–Dietrick Stovall 8, Rasheen Lewis 8, Mike Young 7, Anthony Mosely 3, Keith Sandrock 3, Carey Holmes 2

BM–Tre Swilling 13, Vejon Wallis 9, Davonn Moore 6, Jeremy Singleton 5, Tyler Lally 5, Tyler Epps 4, Pattre’en Hughes 2, Blake Zamjahn 2


SAL 16, BM 22

SAL 19, BM 11

Area Prep Basketball Report for Saturday, Jan. 14

Area Prep Basketball Results from Thursday, Jan. 13


New Orleans Area

Archbishop Hannan 76 M.L. King Charter 73

Belle Chasse 45 Grace King 44

Brother Martin 46 Salmen 31

John Curtis 87 Holy Cross 60

De La Salle 68 Country Day 63

East Jefferson 49 Bonnabel 46

Fisher 73 Ridgewood 32

Franklinton 53 Warren Easton 51

Fontainebleau 64 Covington 52

French Settlement 48 Pope John Paul II 47

Grand Isle 66 Algiers Tech 41

International 55 South Plaquemines 51

Jesuit 49 Archbishop Shaw 41

Lusher 59 Ben Franklin 47

New Orleans Military & Maritime 55 Sci Academy 35

Northside 84 Carver 39

Riverdale 59 Higgins 49

Runnels 57 Northlake Christian 45

Slidell 65 Mandeville 43

Springfield 58 St. Helena 48

St. Augustine 64 Archbishop Rummel 54

St. Martin’s Episcopal 39 Houma Christian 16

St. Paul’s 69 Ponchatoula 60

Baton Rouge Area

Amite 90 Albany 31

Catholic (BR) 66 Walker 63

Donaldsonville 61 Parkview Baptist 52

Dunham 67 Denham Springs 54

East Ascension 69 Terrebonne 44

East Iberville 75 Ascension Catholic 38

Family Christian 75 Maurepas 31

Kentwood 69 Ascension Christian 34

Madison Prep 43 Republic 39

Mentorship Academy 58 Episcopal 53

Northeast 43 Jewel Sumner 35

Scotlandville 94 Jehovah-Jireh 58

Southern Lab 50 White Castle 47

St. Amant 72 Christian Life 50

University 61 Glen Oaks 54

West Feliciana 51 Brusly 49

Zachary 47 St. Michael 40

Bayou Area

Assumption 62 Ellender 54

Berwick 52 Kaplan 43

H.L. Bourgeois 85 Thibodaux 82

Centerville 66 Ascension Episcopal 56

Central Lafourche 48 Destrehan 38

Covenant Christian 53 Varnado 35

Patterson 46 Morgan City 37

South Lafourche 46 Morgan City 43

South Terrebonne 48 Vandebilt Catholic 44


New Orleans Area

Archbishop Hannan 58 M.L. King Charter 28

Helen Cox 36 Cohen 34

Doyle 48 St. Thomas Aquinas 45

East St. John 72 Hahnville 24

Fontainebleau 38 Covington 33

Ben Franklin 54 Pope John Paul II 41

Franklinton 66 Pearl River 27

Hammond 62 Northshore 54

Haynes 52 Fisher 12

Houma Christian 51 St. Martin’s Episcopal 3

Lusher 44 McMain 19

Salmen 65 St. Scholastica 38

Sci Academy 52 New Orleans Military & Maritime 27

St. Katharine Drexel 41 De La Salle 28

St. Mary’s Academy 34 West St. John 28

Baton Rouge Area

Albany 62 Amite 60

Ascension Christian 73 Kentwood 47

Belaire 46 St. Michael 44

Denham Springs 51 Scotlandville 42

Dunham 29 Christian Life 26

East Ascension 64 Broadmoor 15

Lee 45 Episcopal 33

Live Oak 54 Central 50

Maurepas 48 Family Christian 26

McKinley 55 St. Joseph’s Academy 28

North Central 75 False River 43

Parkview Baptist 75 Donaldsonville 53

Pine 55 Mount Hermon 33

Plaquemine 45 Livonia 39

Port Allen 43 Baker 41

Southern Lab 75 White Castle 44

University 79 Glen Oaks 30

Zachary 54 Walker 43

Bayou Area

Ascension Episcopal 37 Centerville 26

Ellender 80 Assumption 58

South Lafourche 60 Morgan City 37

South Terrebonne 50 Vandebilt Catholic 18

Thibodaux 48 H.L. Bourgeois 23

Vermilion Catholic 59 Central Catholic 23

E.D. White Catholic 62 Patterson 20

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Saturday, Jan. 14


New Orleans Area

Ecole Classique at St. Martin’s Episcopal, 1 p.m.

Newman at Warren Easton, 4:30 p.m.

West St. John at Lutcher, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Helen Cox at McKinley, 4 p.m.

Greenforest (AR) at Madison Prep, 4 p.m.

Vandebilt Catholic at East Feliciana, 4 p.m.

Bayou Area


New Orleans Area

Destrehan at New Iberia, 5:30 p.m.

Mount Carmel at Lafayette Christian, 2 p.m.

Teurlings Catholic at Archbishop Chapelle, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Ellender at Madison Prep, 3 p.m.

Holden at Iota, 3 p.m.

McKinley at Ouachita Parish, 5:30 p.m.

University at Scotlandville, 5:30 p.m.

Walker at Zachary, 4 p.m.

Bayou Area

South Lafourche at Morgan City, 6 p.m.

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