HAMMOND — Make a little more room in the Mount Carmel trophy case.
The Cubs brought yet another championship to Milne Boulevard on Friday night, the school’s third this academic year.
This time it was a girls basketball trophy.
Mount Carmel, the No. 2 seed, led from start to finish to beat No. 3 Denham Springs 59-48 in the Class 5A championship game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Top 28 tournament at Southeastern Louisiana.
It gave the school its third state championship in the past four months after winning a volleyball title in November and a soccer title last week.
It was also the school’s second basketball title, following the one won two seasons ago in Lake Charles.
Kristen Nuss led the Cubs with 20 points. Megan Donaldson had 18 points and Lauren Bodino finished with 11.
HOLDEN 42, FLORIEN 34: A 19-0 run proved to be the difference as Holden defeated Florien 42-34 in the Class B title game.
Kaitlyn Kropog led Holden with 13 points and Kaylee Hughes had 10. Florien (37-5) was led by Aja Law’s 12 points; Alasia Gipson added 10.
SUMMERFIELD 59, PLEASANT HILL 34: In Hammond, Nicole Bursey scored 27 points to lead the Rebels past the Eagles in a rematch of last season’s title game. Ayana Smith and Samiah Scott led Pleasant Hill (28-12) with 14 points apiece.
Bursey was named Most Outstanding Player.