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Taller Madison Prep Academy gains Class B title
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Simsboro High School’s Daniel Ogunyemi (with basketball) is surrounded by Madison Prep Academy defenders during second half action in the Class B state championship game in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs in Monroe Wednesday night. Trying to corner Ogunyemi are Jarell Martin (1) and Dedrick Freeman (right) of the Chargers, who captured a 53-37 victory in front of an estimated 2,750 fans.

MONROE — One statistic caught Lance Waldron’s eye when he scanned over the final box score of the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class B boys’ box score late Wednesday night.
“If you had told me last week that Jarell Martin would have 11 points, I would have said, ‘Hand over the trophy to us’,” said Waldron, head coach at Simsboro High.
Those 11 points were nearly 15 under the season average for Martin, a 6-9 forward who is arguably the best player in his classification and has signed with LSU.
As he goes, more than times not does Madison Prep Academy of Baton Rouge.

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