Bonnabel & Walker came into this contest as two of the better teams in 5A. It’s no secret that these two programs have made deep runs in the playoffs the last few years. It’s safe to say we’ll see that again come March.
Both teams struggled to put the ball in the hole during the first quarter going into the second quarter tied at 6. Last year’s Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year Jalen Cook was the lone bright spot in the first half scoring 22 of the Wildcat’s 24 points. The Bruins led at the half 35-24 with some excellent guard play by Tyron Williams & Theo Johnson.
The Bruins would turn it up a notch in the second half controlling the glass with a ton of offensive rebounds & creating turnovers that led to easy buckets in transition. The Wildcats could never get over the hump by cutting the lead to under 10. The Bruins would go on to win convincingly 72-56.
Bonnabel senior Tyron Williams was terrific pretty much the whole night knocking down timely jump shots & using his length to finish at the cup all game. Williams finished the game with 19 points & 5 assists. Bonnabel junior Theo Johnson put his mark on the game finishing with 19 points on the game as well.
Jalen Cook had a game high 36 points & 4 steals to lead the Wildcats. Walker standout junior Brian Thomas did not play in the game because of undisclosed reasons.
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