Mount Carmel rides 28-1 second-half outburst to win over Natchitoches Central _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Mount Carmel's Lauren Bodine makes a layup against Natchitoches Central in a Class 5A semifinal at the Girls Top 28 tournament on March 1 at Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond.


1. Riverside

Record: 28-6

THE BUZZ: Rebels made seventh straight trip to title game, losing in final.

2. Edna Karr

Record: 24-13

THE BUZZ: Cougars reached Class 4A semifinal in first Top 28 trip since 2007.

3. St. Paul’s

Record: 31-2

THE BUZZ: Wolves put together a 31-game winning streak after losing opener.

4. Country Day

Record: 25-9

THE BUZZ: Michael Corchiani, Romin Williams got Cajuns to 2A semifinals.

5. McDonogh 35

Record: 21-10

THE BUZZ: De’Jon Jarreau and Roneagles reached Class 4A quarterfinals.

6. Bonnabel

Record: 23-6

THE BUZZ: Bruins stunned Landry-Walker in second round of playoffs.

7. Landry-Walker

Record: 20-9

THE BUZZ: Charging Bucs’ bid for a three-peat fell short after second-round loss to Bonnabel.

8. Chalmette

Record: 23-8

THE BUZZ: Mitchell Robinson had big year for Owls, who lost to eventual state champs.

9. De La Salle

Record: 28-6

THE BUZZ: Cavaliers reached 3A quarterfinals, losing to eventual champ U-High.

10. St. Augustine

Record: 24-8

THE BUZZ: Perfect in Catholic League play before falling to Scotlandville in playoffs.


1. Mount Carmel

Record: 29-6

THE BUZZ: Cubs won 5A title for second time in three years .

2. Ursuline Academy

Record: 28-5

THE BUZZ: Young Lions won 4A championship for school’s first title.

3. Mandeville (30-2)

Record: 30-2

THE BUZZ: Skippers lost just one game in regular season and reached 5A semis.

4. Destrehan

Record: 26-3

THE BUZZ: Wildcats reached 5A quarters behind two-time Gatorade winner Cara Ursin.

5. Edna Karr

Record: 23-8

THE BUZZ: Cougars reached Top 28, losing in Class 4A semifinals to the eventual champs.

6. Warren Easton

Record: 23-9

THE BUZZ: Last season’s 4A champs fell a game short of returning to Top 28.

7. Cabrini

Record: 20-12

THE BUZZ: Season-ending injury to Rakell Spencer ended playoff hopes in first round.

8. John Curtis

Record: 21-13

THE BUZZ: Patriots made it to quarterfinals, fell to eventual champion Mount Carmel.

9. Helen Cox

Record: 19-9

THE BUZZ: Cougars came oh-so-close to stunning Mandeville in second round.

10. Covington

Record: 22-9

THE BUZZ: Lions’ season ended in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Records through Sunday