The Riverside Academy boys and the Mount Carmel Academy girls finished the season No. 1 in The New Orleans Advocate’s Super 10 rankings.
The Rebels reached the Class 2A championship game, falling to Madison Prep.
It was Riverside’s seventh consecutive trip to the state championship.
Mount Carmel, meanwhile, finished atop the girls rankings by winning the Class 5A state championship.
It was the Cubs’ second state title in three years.
Williams makes all-tourney team
Romin Williams of Country Day was the lone player from the New Orleans area to make the all-tournament team for the Top 28 tournament.
Williams scored a career-high 36 points in the Cajuns’ semifinal loss to Riverside.
The 36 points was the most scored in this year’s tournament.
Jalen Johnson of U-High and Brandon Rachal of Natchitoches Central were named co-Most Valuable Players of the tournament after leading their schools to 3A and 5A titles.
Other players selected to the team were: Will Reese (Anacoco); Ja’Vonte Smart (Scotlandville); Casey Jones Jr. (Wossman); Robert Williams (North Caddo); Josh Anderson (Madison Prep); Travious Fielding (Arcadia) and Wayde Sims (U-High).
Nuss, Weber make all-tourney
Two New Orleans area players made the Girls Top 28 all-tournament team in the tourney at Southeastern Louisiana University two weeks ago.
Mount Carmel senior guard Kristen Nuss and Ursuline sophomore forward Kourtney Weber made the team voted on by the working media.
Andrea Cournoyer of Merryville was voted Most Outstanding Player.
Other players selected to the team were: Jasmine Thomas (North Caddo) ; Khelsea Foster (Arcadia); Diamond Brooks (Jewel Sumner); Nicole Bursey (Summerfield); Skyler Goodwin (Parkview Baptist); Letricia Baker (Arcadia) and Bre’ Ashl Jones (Jewel Sumner).
Top 28 attendance
Attendance at the LHSAA Top 28 boys basketball tournament was 29,305. The largest crowd was Saturday night at the Class 4A state championship game between Washington-Marion and Bossier. Attendance for that game was announced at 9,194.