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James, Carr to join Hall

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Ex-Grambling, Tech stars named for Louisiana shrine
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It’s only fitting that Aaron James and Roger Carr are going into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in the same year.
Ironically, the college and professional careers of the legendary performers in two different sports overlapped.
James excelled on the basketball court at Grambling State University from 1970-73.
Five miles away, at Louisiana Tech University, Carr starred on the football field.

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James was in ‘rare air’ as NBA player

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GRAMBLING — Aaron James was in “rare air” as an NBA draftee in 1974.
The former Grambling State University star, who was announced Saturday as a member of the 2012 class of inductees for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, was one of a select few of players drafted in that year who finished with a double-digit scoring average during their pro careers.
Of the 36 players selected in the first two rounds of the 1974 draft, James was one of only 15 who closed out his NBA stay with a scoring average of more than 10 points per game.
The New Orleans native who prepped at Cohen High School before joining the then Fred Hobdy-guided G-Men averaged 10.8 points during his 356 games as an NBA player.

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Hayes sets new record in long jump

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All-American also registers No. 1 mark in nation
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All-America jumper Chelsea Hayes of Louisiana Tech University set a new school record and the nation’s best long jump mark of the 2012 season on Friday afternoon as action began at the Arkansas State University Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark.
Hayes jumped 20-11.25, besting her old school record of 20-9.75 set at the Western Athletic Conference indoor championships last year.

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RHS boys win first 2-5A game

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Ruston High put a stop to its losing streak in District 2-5A boys’ basketball on Friday night.
The Bearcats took a 61-58 victory over Monroe Ouachita to improve to an overall record of 14-11 and to 1-3 in league play.
In a girls’ game, Ruston (4-23, 0-4) was a 51-31 victim of the Lady Lions.
Other results involving parish teams on Friday night include:

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