LAKE CHARLES — Jalen Johnson scored 28 points and University High quelled the upset hopes of Wossman in a 98-65 victory Saturday night for its third consecutive Class 3A championship.
The game was third in four games in the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Boys Top 28 tournament.
Johnson, a senior, earned most outstanding player honors after shooting 9 of 12 from the field, 4 of 5 from behind the 3-point line, and blocking five shots in . LSU signee Wade Sims added 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Cubs, and Marshall Graves broke the Class 3A Tournament record for assists with 13.
The Wildcats (25-9) couldn’t keep up with U-High offensively, as the Cubs shot 63.8 percent from the field and 7 of 11 from beyond the arc. They also made 31 of 34 free throws and broke a Class 2A tournament record for assists with 27.
Casey Jones Jr. led Wossman with 31 points, four assists and three steals.
Madison Prep 41, Riverside 33: Joshua LeBlanc had nine points and 14 rebounds, and Madison Prep put its stamp on Class 2A in its first year in that designation as it dethroned Riverside.
The Chargers (34-4) held Riverside (28-6) — winner of five of the previous six Class 2A championships — to a Class 2A tournament record-low 33 points. It was the lowest scoring game in that class in tournament history.
LeBlanc earned Most Outstanding Player honors. Joshua Anderson led the Chargers with 11 points. The Rebels were led by Herb McGee with 14 points, followed by Malik Crowfield, who added 13.
ARCADIA 55, SOUTHERN LAB 48: Southern Lab’s bid to add another championship to its state-best record haul fell short Saturday.
The Kittens were denied what would have been a 16th state title with their loss to Arcadia in the Class 1A title game.
It was the first state championship in school history for No. 4 seed Arcadia (26-5).
Travious Fielding scored 19 points and Danquarian Fields had 18 to lead the Hornets.
Bladrick Veal’s nine points led the No. 3 Kittens.