Posted On: 01/31/19 6:31 PM

The 2nd annual MLK Basketball Showcase presented by InspireNOLA Schools tipped off last week (Jan. 21) at Xavier University’s Convocation Center. This year’s slate pitted top teams from New Orleans and Baton Rouge against one another with matchups including Karr vs. Scotlandville, Landry-Walker vs. Madison Prep, Sophie B. Wright vs. Walker and Bonnabel vs. Lafayette Christian.

Warren Easton also started the day slipping past McKinley, 35-32 and McMain ended the night with a 66-65 win over McDonogh 35. We’ll focus on the first two games mentioned in this article.

Sophie B. Wright 79, Walker 65

Sophie B. Wright continues to make a compelling case for best team in the state after a dominant performance against Walker. The score was a bit misleading as the Wildcats put up some points late but Wright was in complete control from the end of the second quarter through the end of the game.

Rhode Island signee Gregory Hammond and Southern-Baton Rouge signee D.J. Burns both put up 21 points to lead the way. Hammond showed off his exceptional skill and athletic ability with four 3-pointers, a couple of drives to the rim

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