Showdown in the Lake Girls Basketball classic Dec 1-3rd - Team & Player Highlights
This week starts one of the top tournaments in the state as Coach Dexter Washington has taken things to another level in Lake Charles gathering 16 of the top teams in the state to compete in a classic bracket style tournament which is sure to be entertaining!
We're excited to be broadcasting the semifinals and championship game on Saturday bringing you all some of the biggest matchups of the year but before we get to that we wanted to highlight the teams as well as some of the top players in the event!
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1st Round Matchups
Lafayette Christian vs. Washington Marion
Thursday 4:00pm - Sam Houston Main Gym
LCA is arguably the favorite to win this tournament as they are considered to be one of the top teams in the state regardless of classification! LCA is a well balanced team with Jada Richard being one of the top players in the state we all know about her but they are surrounded by several other college prospects at a variety of postions. The draw of Washington Marion in the 1st round will be an interesting match up as Washington Marion is a program on the rise from the Lake Charles area!
Prediction: Washington Marion will look to challenge themselves in this tournament but will be outmatched versus the powerhouse of LCA as LCA advances to the second round to take on the winner of Hamilton Christian and Southern Lab.
Players to Watch:
Jada Richard - Top ranked player in the 2024 class - (High Major prospect)
Dacia Jones - Top 10 ranked guard in the 2023 class
Eve Alexander - Top 10 ranked guard in the 2024 class
Indera Hebert - Top 30 ranked guard in the 2024 class
Taylen Taylor - Honorable Mention point guard 2025
Kaliyah Samuels - Top 5 guard/forward 2025
Ty'la Broussard-Antoine - Honorable Mention guard 2025
Hamilton Christian vs. Southern Lab
Thursday 7:00pm - Sam Houston Main Gym
Southern Lab is fresh off a state championship and brings back all of its core pieces as they look to go back to back this season! They take on a the host team in Hamilton Christian lead by junior standout McKenzie Devile.
Prediction: Hamilton Christian is much improved from last year but Southern Lab is too deep and experienced in bigger matchups as they advance over Hamilton Christian to take on the winner of Lafayette Christian and Washington Marion.
Shaila Forman - #2 Ranked prospect in the 2025 class
Madison Alcerro - Top 30 ranked forward in the 2025 class
Asia Patin - Top 10 ranked guard in the 2026 class
McKenzie Devile - Top 10 guard in the 2024 class
St. Louis Catholic vs. Rosepine
Thursday 5:30pm - Sam Houston Main Gym
St. Louis Catholic has won back to back state championships and are lead by senior Paris Guillory who's the number two ranked prospect in the state! They take on Rosepine who I've been hearing a lot about and I'm excited to see for the first time this year. Rosepine and SLC are currently ranked number two in their respective classifications as they both will be serious contenders for a state title so t