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Washington-Marion boys continue playoff trek at home tonight

Last Modified: Friday, February 22, 2013 1:54 PM

By Warren Arceneaux / American Press

Most area eyes will be on Washington-Marion tonight, as the Charging Indians are both the only Calcasieu Parish team left in the boys high school basketball playoffs and one of two teams left in the three largest classifications.

The Charging Indians, seeded sixth in Class 4A, will host the No. 11 Istrouma Indians at 7 p.m. today.

W-M (22-7) opened the playoffs with a 71-61 win over Wossman. Istrouma (23-6) advanced with a 71-59 win over Holy Cross.

Istrouma enters with a 12-game winning streak. Its last loss was a Dec. 28, a two-point loss to Woodlawn-Baton Rouge at the Scotlandville tournament. W-M has won nine of its last 11 games.

Four starters scored in double figures in Istrouma’s opening-round win, led by guard Devin Bethley’s 18 points. The frontline features 6-foot-7 Carvis Kaigler and 6-5 Marquise Kaigler. The brothers combined for 20 points, 20 rebounds and three blocks in the win over Holy Cross.

The W-M-Istrouma winner will play the winner of No. 3 Alexandria-No. 14 Vandebilt Catholic game. W-M would be on the road in either case.

In other games, No. 12 Leesville will visit No. 5 East Jefferson in the only other game involving an area large school.

In the smaller classes, Rosepine and Pickering will hit the road in Class 2A, with the No. 14 Eagles visiting No. 3 Riverside Academy and the No. 12 Red Devils visiting Pickering.

In Class B, No. 2 Fairview will host No. 15 Glenmora and No. 11 Lacassine will visit No. 6 Midland in a District 7-B rematch. In Class C, No. 7 Reeves will host No. 10 Ebarb, No. 5 Elizabeth will visit No. 21 Dubach and No. 15 Hackberry will play at No. 2 Pelican.

Posted By: JOELEDWARDS On: 3/9/2013



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