Boys Basketball: University holds off Riverside, St. Aug hosts big doubleheader live at SportsNOLA

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Improve your power points. Get tougher against tough competition.

That was the goal of University Lab and Riverside in scheduling a non-district contest at the end of the regular season.

It is likely that both teams achieved their goals in a thrilling game as the three-time defending Class 3A state champion Cubs outlasted the Rebels 66-62 in overtime at Baton Rouge Wednesday night.

University Lab (28-4) Riverside (20-12) was led by Jared Butler, who scored 27 points and Jalen Banks, who finished with 17 points, Kash Foley added eight points as the Rebels completed their regular season. Riverside, which lost in the state title game a year ago, won five of six Class 2A state titles between 2010-15.

U-High came in second in the power rankings in Division II with a shot at catching St. Thomas More for the top spot while Riverside was third, behing Dunham and Country Day and the Rebels figure to remain at No. 3.

The Cubs, who have now won eight straight games, will play at West Feliciana Friday night at 6 p.m. in District 6-3A play in the final game of the regular season.

Tonight, a pair of intriguing non-district contests are set with power points sure to improve on all fronts as for St. Augustine (23-5) battle Crescent City Christian (29-4) at 6 p.m., followed by Scotlandville (27-3) taking on Oak Hill Academy of Virginia (27-4) at 8:30 p.m. in the Jordan Brand Invitational at St. Augustine. You can watch both games live at SportsNOLA.com.

SportsNOLA to stream Jordan Brand Invitational doubleheader Thursday night

The Hornets have locked up the top-seed in the upcoming Division playoffs while St. Augustine has locked up the No. 2 spot. The Pioneers are currently ranked third in the Division V power rankings.

You can watch both games live at SportsNOLA.com.

Area Boys Prep Basketball Results from Wednesday, Feb. 15

New Orleans Area

Northlake Christian 57 St. Martin’s Episcopal 27

Ponchatoula 97 Hammond 76

Salmen 66 Ben Franklin 37

Sophie B. Wright 83 West St. John 60

Baton Rouge Area

Ascension Catholic 70 Ascension Christian 54

Runnels 69 Springfield 38

University 66 Riverside 62

Bayou Area

Morgan City 59 Mentorship Academy 43

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 16

New Orleans Area

Algiers Tech at Cohen, 5:30 p.m.

Archbishop Hannan at Springfield, 7 p.m.

Bishop McManus at Phoenix, 7 p.m.

Crescent City at St. Augustine, 6 p.m. (Live at SportsNOLA.com)

Franklinton at Pearl River, 7 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson at South Plaquemines, 6:15 p.m.

Karr at De La Salle, 7:30 p.m.

Grace King at John Ehret, 6:45 p.m.

Lake Area New Tech at Riverdale, 6 p.m.

Lakeshore at Loranger, 7 p.m.

Mandeville at Covington, 7:15 p.m.

Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs. Scotlandville, 8:30 p.m. at St. Augustine

St. Paul’s at Fontainebleau, 7:15 p.m.

Vandebilt Catholic at Ridgewood, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Ascension Catholic at Southern Lab, 6 p.m.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Football Foundation, College Hall of Fame, Professional Bowlers Tour) and many state and local awards for his work in the field, Ken currently serves as Sports Director of WGSO, 990 AM and hosts award-winning shows, including Ken Trahan’s Original Prep Football Report and The Three Tailgaters Show with Ed Daniels and Rick Gaille. In 1988, Ken was chosen by the Professional Bowlers Association to receive its annual radio broadcasters national award for…

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