by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com

Each week on Wednesday and Friday, GeauxPreps will highlight a few of the top performances in LHSAA high school basketball! Please send all highlights, milestones and pictures with a short description as well as the result of the game to hbower@geauxpreps.com or DM us on Facebook or Twitter (X).

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GIRL’S BASKETBALL

Lafayette Christian’s Jada Richard Earns Spot On McDonald’s All-America Game Nominee List

courtesy of LSU Athletics

LSU signee Jada Richard was named on Tuesday’s McDonald’s All-America nominee list after having a day over the weekend in which she scored 84 points in two games.

Richard, from Lafayette, Louisiana, signed with the Tigers on November 8. Richard is staying home as the top player out of Louisiana and a four-star, top-100 prospect by ESPNW. The 5-6 guard out of Lafayette Christian Academy has won three straight state championships across three divisions. In this year’s championship game, she scored 32 points with six rebounds, five assists and five steals, being named the game’s Most Outstanding Player.

“Jada’s scoring ability from the perimeter and midrange is outstanding, but what’s equally impressive is her knack for creating opportunities for others,” Coach Kim Mulkey said. “She’s a selfless player with a high basketball IQ. I have no doubt she will continue to excel and elevate the play of her teammates. I’m excited that Jada is staying home to be a Tiger!”

Richard, who was the District 4-4A MVP, averaged 28.2 points, five assists, four steals and five rebounds per game en route to leading the Knights to the Division II select state title. Through three seasons of high school basketball, Richard has accumulated 2,021 points.

Former Parkway star Named SEC Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week

Mikaylah Williams showed her ability to impact games in multiple ways, helping LSU begin 2-0 in league play. In her first SEC game, the Bossier City native scored in double figures despite not shooting the ball like her typical self. Her seven assists against Missouri were a career-high as she found open shooters and also impacted the game with six rebounds, and two steals in a block. On Sunday at Ole Miss, Williams showed off her scoring prowess, scoring 20 points for the fifth time this season. She was especially lethal from beyond the arc, shooting 4-5 from three-point range. As she was able to get her shot whenever she wanted it did not stop Williams from finding open players as she dealt out four assists. She made an impact defensively too with four steals, including one at the top of the key she took and popped a three-pointer on the other end. When LSU trailed by one in the third quarter, Williams’ charge that she took helped the momentum swing back towards LSU for the Tigers to leave Oxford with an 11-point road victory.



Recent North Louisiana performances

Kayla Kimbrough, Zwolle:  Kimbrough scored 30 points in the win over Zwolle

Kaiya Miller, Negreet:  Miller scored 25 points in win over Choudrant

Pazli’ra Sanders, Zwolle:  Sanders scored 24 points in win over Florien

Baleigh Haulcy, Gibsland-Coleman:  Haulcy scored 24 points in win over Choudrant

Jakayla Douglas, Plain Dealing:  Douglas scored 18 points in loss to North Webster

Landyn Malmay, Negreet:  Malmay scored 17 points in win over Westlake

BOYS BASKETBALL

Plainview’s Nathan Fee Hot from Beyond The Arc In Recent Outings

In a dazzling display of precision, Plainview’s 5-foot-6 point guard, Nathan Fee, showcased his remarkable shooting prowess in Tuesday’s basketball showdown against St. Edmund. Fee went an astonishing 9-of-10 from beyond the three-point line, adding to his recent hot streak of 15 successful shots out of his last 17 attempts from downtown. Despite his modest stature, Fee’s dynamic play extends beyond scoring, as he has come within one rebound and two assists of achieving a triple-double on two separate occasions this season. A true force on the court, Fee’s multifaceted skills make him a standout player in every aspect of the game.



Recent North Louisiana performances

Michael Jones, Choudrant:  Jones scored 31 points in loss to Gibsland-Coleman

Eli Ferguson, Saline:  Ferguson scored 27 in a win over Weston

Tyrese Kimble, Plain Dealing:  Kimble scored 22 points in loss to North Webster

Jamello McDonald, Red River:  McDonald scored 20 points in loss to Episcopal

Carson Carrico, Choudrant:  Carrico scored 20 points in loss to Gibsland-Coleman

Demarquis Durham, Gibsland-Coleman:  Durham scored 20 points in win over Choudrant

Trent Ledbetter, Saline:  Ledbetter scored 19 points in win over Weston

Michael Jones, Choudrant:  Jones scored 18 points in loss to St. Frederick

Howard Ethridge, Zwolle:  Etheridge scored 18 points in loss to Negreet

Keidric Clark, Doyline:  Clark scored 18 points in win over North Desoto

Tait Henderson, Weston:  Henderson scored 18 points in loss to Saline

Eli Baker, Loyola:  Baker scored 16 points in win over Mansfield

Preston Sanders, Zwolle:  Sanders scored 16 points in loss to Negreet. 

Jermain Hudson, Zwolle:  Hudson scored 16 points in loss to Negreet

Omareion Carr, Arcadia:  Carr scored 16 points in loss to Ouachita Parish