Prep roundup: Panthers, Aggies win; Tigers fall

Pictured is Lincoln Prep’s Joseph Spann playing recently against Cedar Creek. (Photo by Tony Valentino)


By T. Scott Boatright

The Lincoln Preparatory School boys basketball team rolled its district record to 2-0 Friday night as the Panthers went on the road to top St. Frederick 61-27.

It was the Baylin Mayfield show for the Panthers as the senior double-doubled in a big way with 25 points and 25 rebounds while also chalking up three steals and assists.

Kobe Mack also double-doubled for Lincoln Prep, totaling, 14 points, 11 boards and three assists.

Stephen Burks, III added 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Panthers, who also received seven points, three rebounds, a steal and a block from Amarjae Jones laong with two points, two assists and a pair of steals from Daylon Edwarsd.

The Panthers, now 12-4 overall and 2-0 in District 2-5A, will next play host to River Oaks tonight.

Choudrant 52, CASTOR 39 (BOYS)

CASTOR — A rowdy crowd cheering on a tough team of Tigers didn’t deter the Choudrant High boys basketball team Friday night as the Aggies held on for a road win at Castor High School.

The Aggies started strong and never let up, leading the Tigers 24-11 at intermission.

Michael Jones led Choudrant with 18 points while Lachlan Thompson added 13 and Parker Batteron added six for the Aggies.

Choudrant (19-6) will next play at Weston on Thursday.

Quitman 36, Simsboro 29 (BOYS)

Sismboro’s offense never found a rhythm Friday night as the Tigers fell by six points at home against Quitman.

Defensively, the Tigers stayed strong. But offense was tough to find for both teams.

Simsboro trailed 8-4 at the end of the first quarter before Quitman built a 21-8 advantage by halftime.

The Wolverines outscored the Tigers in the next two quarters (9-7, 12-8) to secure the win.

Kalep Wright led Simsboro with 14 points while Jalen Beard added five and Trumarion Smith chipped in with four for the Tigers.

Simsboro, now 6-14, will next play host to Gibsland-Coleman tonight.

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