St Aug hopes to win a championship, Country Day hopes to win back to back, and East Jefferson hopes to get its first.
All three along with St James, Riverside, and Landry-Walker advanced to the Boys Top 28 tournament next week in Lake Charles.
St Aug used the three pointer to sieze the early lead and keep it in their 5A quarterfinals matchup with Higgins.
15 of St Aug’s first 16 points were on five three pointers, including three from guard Erin Bringier.
The Knights grabbed an early 16-7 lead, led by 12 in the second quarter and beat Higgins 57-43.
Higgins best player, forward Melvin Frazier, picked up three early fouls and was forced to the bench.
St Aug’s appearance in the Top 28 is extra sweet. The Knights top returning player, center/forward Craig Victor transferred in the fall to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada.
St Aug will play Scotlandville Tuesday night in the 5A semifinals.
In the 1A quarterfinals, Country Day ousted long time foe Christian Life 47-42.
The Cajuns got four clutch free throws from Michael Corchiani in the final 37.4 seconds to seal the win.
JC Younger led the Cajuns with 14 points.
Country Day plays Arcadia at 1pm Wednesday in Lake Charles.
In last year’s championship game, the Cajuns came from 20 points down in the third quarter to beat Arcadia 60-54 in overtime.
East Jefferson and Landry Walker advanced to the 4A semifinals. East Jefferson beat Huntington 70-58 Friday night in Metairie.
East Jefferson will play Northside Thursday at 8 pm in Lake Charles. Landry Walker won at Salmen, 63-55 Friday night.
The Spartans will play St Thomas More Wednesday at 8 pm.
Riverside routed Sterlington 103-50. The Rebels, who beat St Thomas Aquinas in last year’s championship game, advanced to the 2A semifinals.
The Rebels will play the winner of Saturday night’s North Caddo/St Thomas Aquinas game at 1 pm Thursday.
St James advanced to the 2A semifinals and will play Lakeview at 2:45 Thursday afternoon.
St James defeated Episcopal 63-60 in the quarterfinals.