Marmaduke 54, CRA 31

Fourth-seeded Marmaduke won for the second time with three meetings with fifth-seeded CRA. The Greyhounds earned a place in Tuesday’s 7:30 Division I boys’ semifinal game opposite Marked Tree.

Jason Mathis sank four 3s to lead Marmaduke with 18 points. Mathis made two 3s in the second quarter, helping the Greyhounds take a 20-9 halftime lead, and he scored seven points in the third quarter as Marmaduke increased its lead to 35-17.

Chandler Harrelson and Blake Gipson added nine points each for Marmaduke. Jesse Beliew led CRA with 13 points.

Louisiana Tech 99, CRC 56

RUSTON, La. — Louisiana Tech used a 15-0 run at the end of the first half to extend their lead to 50-22 last week over the Pioneers of Crowley’s Ridge College. The Pioneers eventually fell to the Bulldogs (9-3) 99-56.

Freshman Braxton Cousins led CRC (1-14) with 20 points on the day. Ke Roberson andAlex Mero each added 14 points in the loss.

The Pioneers wrap up the 2021 half of their season hoping to put a 1-14 start in the rearview mirror. Crowley’s Ridge will return to the floor in 2022 facing Welch (Tenn.) College on Jan. 4, tipping off at 7 p.m.

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