If you are looking for a team to challenge St. Thomas More and University Lab for the Division II boys state championship, look no further than De La Salle.
The Cavaliers finished off an unbeaten season in District 10-3A with a convincing 94-68 win at Lutcher Tuesday night.
Once again, leading scorer Rodney Munson led the charge for De La Salle. The gifted sophomore tallied 20 points to pace a balanced attack.
The win was the 12th straight for De La Salle and the second over Lutcher, whom the Cavs whipped 110-85 uptown on Jan. 27.
De La Salle, which entered the week third in the Division II power rankings behind St. Thomas More and University Lab, closes out its regular season at home against Karr Thursday night at 7 p.m.
St. Thomas More edged De La Salle 64-63 in the Sunkist Shootout at St. Thoma More on Dec. 30.
Make it 21 straight wins for Archbishop Hannan.
Norris Williams made all four free throw attempts in the final minute to lift the Hawks to a hard-earned 58-54 victory over Episcopal in a battle of teams that figure to be high seeds and could see each other in the Division III state playoffs.
Hannan took a 15-8 lead after one quarter but the Knights rallied, outscoring the Hawks 17-8 in the second frame to take a 25-23 halftime lead. Hannan rebounded, outscoring Episcopal 19-13 in the third quarter to grab a 42-38 lead going to the final stanza.
Williams led the Hawks with 20 points, Shawn Beattie had 13 and Brooks Murrell added 10. Cameron Dumas topped Episcopal (27-6) with 22 points while Kade Edenfield added 12.
Archbishop Hannan entered play fourth in the Division III power rankings while Episcopal is No. 5. Dunham is No. 1 with Country Day second and Riverside third in what will be a loaded top half of the bracket.
The Hawks (27-2) remain unbeaten at home on the season. They will travel to Springfield Thursday at 7 p.m. for their final regular season contest. Episcopal ends its regular season at home Friday night against Lee Magnet School at 7 p.m.
Area Prep Basketball Scores for Tuesday, Feb. 14
New Orleans Area
Archbishop Hannan 58 Episcopal 54
Belaire 58 Woodlawn (BR) 55
Bonnabel 66 East Jefferson 60
H.L. Bourgeois 81 Hahnville 71
Broadmoor 58 St. Amant 55
Brother Martin 65 Jesuit 53
Chalmette 2 Helen Cox 0 (Forfeit)
Cohen 61 South Plaquemines 38
Country Day 69 St. Charles Catholic 38
Covenant Christian 51 KIPP Renaissance 50
John Curtis 80 Archbishop Shaw 55
De La Salle 94 Lutcher 58
Franklinton 95 Lakeshore 57
Grand Isle 70 Bishop McManus 34
Higgins 55 John Ehret 51
Holy Cross 74 Archbishop Rummel 64
Thomas Jefferson 61 Haynes 43
Landry-Walker 76 Grace King 56
McDonogh (35) 75 Warren Easton 60
Newman 77 West St. John 32
Riverdale 47 Ben Franklin 46
St. James 66 Lusher 50
Baton Rouge Area
Capitol 82 Northeast 70
Dunham 73 Lee 44
Dutchtown 53 Catholic (BR) 52
East Ascension 46 McKinley 44
Glen Oaks 52 Port Allen 34
Holden 73 Maurepas 55
Jehovah-Jireh 65 Doyle 48
Livonia 62 Tara 57
Parkview Baptist 62 West Feliciana 61
Scotlandville 80 Live Oak 45
Southern Lab 70 St. John 27
University 95 Baker 47
Walker 64 Denham Springs 37
Zachary 54 Central 44
Assumption 75 Morgan City 55
Berwick 65 E.D. White Catholic 50
Centerville 76 Vermilion Catholic 64
Central Lafourche 65 Terrebonne 55
Ellender 110 Vandebilt Catholic 67
Patterson 65 North Vermilion 46
South Lafourche 57 South Terrebonne 32
West St. Mary 59 Franklin 51