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.
Upcoming games for Lincoln Parish high school and collegiate basketball teams:
• CHOUDRANT: Friday, at New Living Word; • RUSTON: Friday, home, vs. Shreveport Calvary Baptist; • SIMSBORO: Jan. 8, home, vs. Atlanta; • NEW LIVING WORD: Thursday, home, vs. Ferriday; Friday, home, vs. Choudrant; • GRAMBLING: Jan. 8, at New Living Word; • CEDAR CREEK: Friday, at Benton; • DUBACH: Friday, at Downsville.
Louisiana Tech University claimed four event wins and 11 finishes in the top three, including Trey Hadnot’s 100-meter dash victory, at the SEC-Big Ten Challenge at the Maddox Track in Starkville, Miss., Saturday.
The meet was scored as the Southeastern Conference vs. All Challengers, as Tech and Missouri State paired up with the Big Ten Conference. The SEC won the men’s challenge 287-264, with Tech responsible for 38 of the 264 points, while the SEC won the women’s challenge 360-217. with Tech responsible for 68 of the 217 challenger points.