Prep notebook: 7-on-7 football tournaments set for weekend; Newman’s Riley Demps attends Top 100 camp _lowres

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Newman's Riley Demps grabs a rebound against St. Charles Catholic's Sam Delaney last season.

It will be a big weekend for 7-on-7 football fans in the Greater New Orleans area.

Two tournaments will be held this weekend.

Thirty-two teams, including 18 from the greater New Orleans area, will compete in the USA Football 7-on-7 regional hampionships on Saturday at the Saints training facility.

Meanwhile on the north shore, 16 teams will compete in the sixth annual Southeast Louisiana Invitational.

The USA Football tournament will feature pool and bracket play, with the winner advancing to the USA Football 7-on-7 national championship in Hoover, Alabama, on July 14-16.

Pool play begins at 9 a.m. and tournament play follows at 1 p.m.

Area teams in the tournament are Helen Cox, John Ehret, Clark, Lusher, McDonogh 35, Salmen, Higgins, Jim Hill, Lake Area, Newman, St. James, St. Paul’s, East Jefferson, Mandeville, St. Augustine, West Jefferson, Bonnabel, De La Salle, Edna Karr and McMain.

The Southeast Louisiana Tournament, played at Lakeshore High, is a two-day event and will be Friday (pool play) and Saturday (double elimination tournament).

Local schools competing in the tournament are host Lakeshore, Rummel, Holy Cross, Fisher, Hannan, Fontainebleau, Covington, Hammond, Slidell, De La Salle, Chalmette, Northshore, Northlake Christian, Pearl River and St. James.

Demps attends Top 100 camp

Newman guard Riley Demps is one of two Louisiana players competing in the Top 100 High School Basketball Camp hosted by the National Basketball Players Association.

The annual camp is at the University of Virginia.

Galen Alexander of Lafayette Christian, a 6-foot-7 forward in the Class of 2017, is also participating in the camp.

Demps averaged 15 points per game, including a season-high 27 points against Country Day, last season for Newman, which reached the second of the Class 2A playoffs.

Demps is one of 27 players from the Class of 2018 at the camp.

Baseball rankings

Three Louisiana schools are in the latest CBS MaxPreps Xcellent 50 Baseball Rankings.

Teurlings Catholic and Barbe, which won the Class 4A and 5A state championships are ranked No. 8 and No. 9. Catholic High, which reached the 5A championship game, is ranked No. 28.