Photo: Nate Roche GWC High School website

Posted On: 01/21/22 4:54 PM

Usually after the Bossier Invitational and the Don Redden Classic, north Louisiana does not have any out of district play due to sheer size of their districts. However, January 22, 2022 will mark something new for north Louisiana. The Hoopfest Tour and Mal Mundy will host the Extravaganza Classic at Calvary Baptist with such as theme in mind...….elite non-district matchups. In this Prep Hoops exclusive, we will look at the five games that day and predict a winner in each.

Game 1 - Simsboro (20-1) vs St. Paul’s (16-3)

This is a matchup we would never see outside of this type of setting.  Both teams have had outstanding seasons thus far and are honing in on the stretch run.  Both teams have three guard lineups that are some of the best in the state.  Whoever gets the most out of their interior players may be the team that wins this one.  

Matchup to watch:  Nick Maryland Nick Maryland 6'2" | CG Simsboro | 2022 State LA & Zach Fenn Zach Fenn 6'2" | CG St. Paul | 2022 State LA

These two will probably end up defending one another.  Both players are strong with a ton of athletic ability.  I can see them really going at each other on each end.  This may be

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