Two of the top boys basketball teams in the city are among the field at Saturday’s Hall of Fame Classic at Baton Rouge Community College.
Edna Karr, ranked No. 2 in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10, will play Port Allen (featuring 6-foot-8 post player Ishmael Lane) at 7 p.m.
Country Day, ranked No. 8 in The Super 10, is also in the Hall of Fame Classic. The Cajuns will play Class 5A McKinley at 5:30 p.m. The other four games in the one-day event are: Beau Chene vs. Amite, 1 p.m.; Tara vs. Brusly, 2:30; Carroll vs. Ellender, 4 p.m.; tournament host Madison Prep vs. University High; 8:30 p.m.
For Karr, Saturday’s game will the be second of back-to-back tough games.
The Cougars play rival Landry-Walker, ranked No. 5 in the Super 10, on Friday.
It is one of two Friday games featuring ranked teams.
Top-ranked Riverside travels to play No. 9 Salmen.
Lacrosse event starts Saturday
Jesuit looks to defend its title in the ninth annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic on Saturday and Sunday at Lafreniere Park in Metairie.
The tournament features some of the top high school teams from the region.
The championship match is scheduled for at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Other Louisiana teams in the field include 2011 tournament champion St. Thomas More, St. Paul’s, Dutchtown, Catholic-Baton Rouge, Brother Martin, Rummel, Holy Cross, Mandeville, Northshore, St. Martin’s and Byrd of Shreveport.
Out-of-state challengers will include Spain Park (Alabama), Lower (Alabama) and Ocean Springs (Mississippi.)
The high school lacrosse weekend, hosted by the Friends of New Orleans Lacrosse is expected to attract nearly 50 teams at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels, as well as U15, U13 and U11 teams. For more information or to register go to www.fonolax.com or email Rob Wyman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is free.
Jennings wins double
First Baptist Christian distance runner Gabrielle Jennings continues to make her mark.
This past weekend, Jennings, a junior, traveled to compete in the Arkansas High School Invitational. Jennings claimed a distance double, winning the mile in 5:05.73 and the 3,000 meters in 10:21.13.
Jennings was recently named Louisiana’s Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for a second straight year and was also named Most Valuable Runner on The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro Cross-Country team.
Basketball power rankings
Three local teams are No. 1 in the latest LHSAA basketball power rankings.
On the boys side, Karr is tops in Class 4A and Riverside leads in 2A. In girls, Warren Easton is No. 1 in Class 4A.
Other teams ranked in the top four on the boys side are: Salmen (No. 3 in 4A), Curtis (No. 4 in 3A) and Country Day (No. 4 in 1A).
Other teams ranked in the top four on the girls side are: Salmen (No. 2 in 4A), Karr (No. 3 in 4A), West St. John (No. 3 in 1A).
Easton girls climbing
The Warren Easton girls basketball team, ranked No. 2 in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10, is ranked fifth among others receiving votes in the USA Today Rankings.