Scotlandville smothers Madison Prep, 76-48, in showdown of elites
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Arguably Louisiana’s top two teams drew a solid crowd to Southern University’s F.G. Clark “Mini-Dome” on Sunday afternoon. Madison Prep and Scotlandville, programs that have combined to claim 16 state championships in the past 12 years, each entered with impressive…
Arguably Louisiana’s top two teams drew a solid crowd to Southern University’s F.G. Clark “Mini-Dome” on Sunday afternoon.
Madison Prep and Scotlandville, programs that have combined to claim 16 state championships in the past 12 years, each entered with impressive midseason resumes rolling past one solid opponent after another.
But the always-anticipated battle of Baton Rouge powerhouses was all Scotlandville from the outset, 76-48, with the Hornets (19-2) adding a 12th straight lopsided victory and handing the Chargers (16-1) their first loss.
(5’10” | 2025)
Madison Prep did a better job than maybe any opponent thus far of denying and containing Scotlandville big manearly. But the Hornets — and, in particular, Drewery — were well-equipped and prepared to find their typical game-opening onslaught from the perimeter instead. The sophomore guard drained three early 3-pointers and added another in the third quarter en route to 24 points, four assists and three rebounds, and played his part in an outstanding defensive performance by the team to smother and frustrate the Chargers on the other end.
(6’10” | 2023)
The senior big man didn’t score the first six or eight points of the game in the same dominant, seemingly effortless fashion that has buried so many opponents before they knew what hit them. But Booker did score a couple early baskets, grab a couple early rebounds and — with some continued pushing and challenging from coach Carlos Sample — stick with the game for an eventual line of 26 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots.
(6’4″ | 2023)
The versatile senior forward is the Hornets’ most consistent force with high energy and intensity that fills up the stat sheet every night. Teasett racked up 16 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and a steal, including one highlight block in transition to erase an apparent Madison Prep fast-break and further underscore Scotlandville’s stingy and constant defensive tone.
John Hubbard (5’7″ | 2023)
The senior guard joined Drewery with an early 3 of his own, but remained poised and clearly prioritizing of Sample’s recent emphasis on shot selection and patience to work the ball inside. Hubbard dished out seven assists and grabbed four rebounds.
(6’5″ | 2024)
Scotlandville’s guards limited the perimeter looks Madison Prep had, and the Chargers didn’t shoot well from beyond the arc on the opportunities they did get. Depron helped provide some second-quarter spark getting to the lane or edge of the lane and using his long arms and body control in the air to evade Booker, Teasett and company for 12 often-acrobatic points.
(6’2″ | 2024)
Depron’s fellow junior guard used his quickness and handle to get past defenders and into his own free spots in the mid-range or near the goal for 23 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals — one of which he turned into an emphatic dunk on the other end.
(6’5″ | 2024)
Slowing Booker early was a team effort for Madison Prep, but one in which junior forward duo of Dabney and Jamari Thigpen drew the heaviest responsibilities on the big man himself with a mix of looks fronting, backing and doubling. Dabney finished with six points, three rebounds and a pair of steals, including a snatched entry pass.