Caddo Parish schools get reprieve, will not receive playoff bans _lowres


A sportsmanship hearing to address what happened during the Albany-Evangel Christian boys basketball playoff game last month is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the LHSAA office.

The Class 3A regional-round playoff game played in Shreveport was stopped with 3:24 remaining after an altercation broke out that reportedly included some spectators. Five Albany players were ejected for leaving the bench area.

Evangel was leading by 12 points when the incident took place. Albany was given the option to continue the game, which was eventually ruled a forfeit, allowing Evangel to advance to the quarterfinals.

“We’re going to have video evidence and testimony by witnesses on both sides,” LHSAA assistant executive director Keith Alexander said. “Both principals will be there, and we’ll also have two of the three officials on hand to testify. Both sides will get the chance to tell their side of the story.”

Evangel lost to eventual 3A runner-up John Curtis in the quarterfinals.

Capello, Futch commit

Ascension Catholic distance runner Zach Capello and Catholic High swimmer Connor Futch committed to East Coast schools during the past two days.

Capello, the reigning All-Metro MVP for boys cross country, committed to Yale. Capello won four straight Class 1A cross country titles and was the Division II indoor champion in the 3,200 meters.

Futch committed to Boston College on Tuesday. Futch won the 200-yard individual medley and placed third in the 100 backstroke.

He was third in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke at the LHSAA Division I state meet last fall.