Video: Scotlandville wins fourth straight state title
Highlights of Scotlandville's 66-39 win over St. Augustine in the Division 1 championship.
While most of the nation's boys and girls title-contending basketball teams were grounded at home Saturday by the coronavirus scare, at least four states finished off championship brackets on the court, albeit with few, if any, fans.
On what could be of the final day of the 2019-20 high school
basketball season, 12th-ranked Scotlandville (Baton Rouge) defeated St. Augustine (New Orleans) 66-39 to capture its fourth consecutive Louisiana (LHSAA) state championship, to highlight the somber day.
and New Mexico
also handed out trophies Saturday, after Iowa
powered through to claim boys champions on Friday. See the status of basketball championships throughout the country [Story
Playing in front of a limited number of fans as mandated by the LHSAA [Story
], Scotlandville jumped to an early 10-3 lead before stretching its advantage to 33-16 at halftime and cruising to an 27-point victory.
100 senior Reece Beekman
capped off an incredible high school career as
the championship game's Most Outstanding Player. The Virginia signee played a key
role in all four state title runs, leading the Hornets to a 126-11
record over that time period.
The Hornets reached the state title game in each of the past 10 seasons, beginning their run of state title game
appearances in 2009-10.
Scotlandville won its seventh title in nine seasons while winning over 91 percent of its games during that period.
In other LHSAA action, Port Allen
captured its first state title in program history on Friday night, defeating Rayville
78-74 in an overtime thriller in the Class 2 state championship game.
The Pelicans exacted some revenge on the two-time defending Class 2A state champions, as Rayville defeated Port Allen 61-48 in last year's state title game.
Senior Collin Holloway
put on a show in front of a nearly empty arena due to concerns around the coronavirus. He recorded his second consecutive double-double with a game-high 32 points and 11 rebounds, while teammates Jalen Knox
and Tawasky Johnson
chipped in 14 points apiece.
All championship games on Saturday were streamed live on NFHS Network
See full brackets for each classification and follow championship game scores below.BRACKETS: Class 5A | Class 4A | Class 3A | Class 2A | Class 1A | Class B | Class C | Division I | Division II | Division III | Division IV | Division VCLASS 5A