Ascension Parish community photo gallery for May 15, 2014 _lowres

Photo provided by Dante’ Perkins -- Celebrating a runner-up finish May 4 at the Youth Basketball Organization of America’s Louisiana State Championship at the Alario Center in Westwego are members of the Louisiana Jaguars AAU fourth-grade team, first row from left, are Walter Samuel, Chris Mullins, Jireh Williams, Langston Scott and Jaydon Roy; and second row, Warren Snyder, Niko Williams, Seth Pinell III, Brandon Lewis, Troy Dunn, Dustin Graves and Joseph Lankford.

The Louisiana Jaguars AAU basketball organization’s fourth-grade division team took home the runners-up trophy May 4 at the 2014 Youth Basketball Organization of America’s Louisiana State Championship the Alario Center in Westwego.

The team, coached by head coach Travis Turner and assistants Kenny Lewis and Willie Shelvin, went 3-1, falling short of the goal by a four-point margin in the championship game, a news release from the team said.

“They worked really hard this weekend,” Turner said.

The Louisiana Jaguars organization is headed by Ascension Parish Councilman Travis Turner with age divisions from fourth- to 11th-grade and features athletes from Ascension, East Baton Rouge, St. John, St. James and Orleans parishes.

For information on the organization, email Turner at