Brother Martin seeks district basketball title at Holy Cross on WGSO 990 AM

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Brother Martin makes the short one mile trip to Holy Cross Friday evening with a long goal awaiting the Crusaders.

With a win, Brother Martin can win the outright District 9-5A championship. A Tigers win would give St. Augustine a chance to tie Brother Martin for the title.

You can listen to the game live on WGSO, 990 AM and at WGSO.com.

The Crusaders (22-7, 9-2) are coming off of a 65-53 win over Jesuit Tuesday night. The Purple Knights are 8-3 entering their game Friday night at Jesuit.

Brother Martin is led by senior guard Tre Swilling, who averages 13.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting 35 percent from 3-point range. Tyler Lally averages 11.5 points and shoots 85 percent from the free throw line. Senior center Vejon Wallis averages 9.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

Holy Cross (20-11, 4-7) is coming off of 74-64 win over Archbishop Rummel.

The Tigers do not have a player averaging double figures. Myles Sanders leads the way, averaging 8.9 points per game, Andrew Nora averages 8.5 points and Jason Chan averages 8.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game.

The two schools have split a pair of games thus far with the Tigers winning 70-60 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Tournament on Dec. 3 while Brother Martin won the district meeting 69-56 on Jan. 24 at Bob Conlin Gymnasium.

Area Boys Prep Basketball Results from Thursday, Feb. 16

New Orleans Area

Archbishop Hannan 82 Springfield 41

Bonnabel 77 West Jefferson 55

Cohen 78 Algiers Tech 46

Covington 68 Mandeville 61

De La Salle 66 Karr 48

John Ehret 74 Grace King 43

Franklinton 82 Pearl River 26

Oak Hill Academy (VA) 81 Scotlandville 67

Phoenix 48 Bishop McManus 45

Ponchatoula 97 Hammond 76

Slidell 52 Northshore 39

St. Augustine 51 Crescent City 45

St. Paul’s 62 Fontainebleau 39

Baton Rouge Area

Downsville 69 Central 31

Southern Lab 97 Ascension Catholic 29

Bayou Area

H.L. Bourgeois 78 Terrebonne 67

West St. Mary 81 Jeanerette 58

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Friday, Feb. 17

New Orleans Area

Brother Martin at Holy Cross, 7 p.m. (Live on WGSO, 990 AM, WGSO.com)

Central Lafourche at East St. John, 7:15 p.m.

John Curtis Christian at Archbishop Rummel, 7 p.m.

East Jefferson at Chalmette, 7 p.m.

First Baptist Christian at Lutheran, 5 p.m.

Ben Franklin at Salmen, 7:15 p.m.

Haynes at Fisher, 7 p.m.

Higgins at Helen Cox, 7 p.m.

Lutcher at St. James, 7 p.m.

McMain at Lusher, 7 p.m.

Newman at Country Day, 7 p.m.

St. Augustine at Jesuit, 7 p.m.

West Jefferson at Bonnabel, 7 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Ascension Christian at St. John, 7 p.m.

Brusly at Baker, 7 p.m.

Catholic (BR) at McKinley, 7 p.m.

Christian Life at Dunham, 7 p.m.

Denham Springs at Scotlandville, 7 p.m.

Donaldsonville at Port Allen, 7 p.m.

East Iberville at Kentwood, 7 p.m.

Family Christian at Doyle, 7 p.m.

Lee at Episcopal, 7 p.m.

Live Oak at Central, 7 p.m.

Livonia at Plaquemine, 7 p.m.

Madison Prep at Amite, 7 p.m.

Parkview Baptist at Glen Oaks, 7 p.m.

St. Amant at Dutchtown, 7 p.m.

University at West Feliciana, 7 p.m.

Varnado at Albany, 7 p.m.

Woodlawn (BR) at Tara, 7 p.m.

Zachary at Walker, 7 p.m.

Bayou Area

Berwick at North Vermilion, 6:30 p.m.

Highland Baptist at Centerville, 7 p.m.

E.D. White Catholic at Erath, 7:15 p.m.

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