State Championship Predictions

Updated: May 22, 2020



Class 5A State Championship Game

#1 Ouachita vs #2 Benton

Date: March 6th, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Burton Coliseum - Lake Charles, LA

Key Players to Watch:

Ouachita

2020 Lafeadria Green

2020 Tia Perry


Benton

2020 Qua Chambers - ULM Signee

2021 Jada Anderson


Prediction: Ouachita wins in a close one.

Third time these two face each other after meeting twice early in the regular season. They split both matchups. While Benton's experienced guard play, led by ULM signee (Chambers) will surely keep them in the game, I think Ouachita Parish's size and depth will edge out a win to bring them their first state championship since 1953.




Class 4A State Championship Game

#1 LaGrange vs #6 Warren Easton

Date: March 7th, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Burton Coliseum - Lake Charles, LA

Key Players to Watch:

LaGrange

2020 Nadailyn Carter

2020 Alona Gray

2021 Jeriah Warren

2021 Aasia Sam


Warren Easton

2020 Skylar Davis

2021 Breanna Sutton


Prediction: Lagrange

Coach Mimms has Warren Easton with another deep run. He definitely has made a case for being the best coach in the state for this year's run along with runs made in recent seasons. I'm looking forward to the matchup between two top-10 members of the 2021 class, Breanna Sutton and Jeriah Warren. Although they probably won't guard each other much due to defensive schemes, I am interested in seeing how they both lead their teams on this big stage. Warren Easton is trying to win their 3rd consecutive state championship. Despite the gap in championship experience, I believe Lagrange finds a way to finally win that coveted state championship.



Class 3A State Championship Game

#2 Mansfield vs #4 Booker T. Washington

Date: March 7th, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Burton Coliseum - Lake Charles, LA

Key Players to Watch:

Booker T. Washington

2020 Ranae Tumblin

2022 Imani Rothschild


Mansfield

2020 Kahia Warmsley - Southern Miss Signee


Prediction: Booker T. Washington

Coach Reed's style of play has Booker T. Washington poised for what some would say is an upset. Their press will force the ball out of Warmsley's hands, forcing someone else to beat them. This game will feature heavy guard play. Should be an interesting one. But I believe that Booker T will force enough turnovers to pull this one off.











Class 2A State Championship Game

#1 Doyle vs #2 Red River

Date: March 7th, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Burton Coliseum - Lake Charles, LA

Key Players to Watch:

Doyle

2021 Presleigh Scott

2020 Meghan Watson


Red River

2020 Morgan Payne - Bossier Parish Community College

2020 Makaila Lewis - Bossier Parish Community College

2021 Kaitlyn Antilley


Prediction: Red River

I always look forward to the 2A state championship because of the great mixture between small town basketball and a few college prospects, which is exactly what we have in this match up! It seems like both teams have been gearing up for this state championship run for the past few years and they both deserve this opportunity. I believe Red River's guard play will be able to handle Doyle's relentless pressure and they find a way to stay composed on this grand stage bringing home a long awaited championship!




Class 1A State Championship Game

#1 North Central vs #6 Delhi

Date: March 7th, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Burton Coliseum - Lake Charles, LA

Key Players to Watch:

Delhi

2020 Tasionna McDowell - ULM Signee


North Central

2022 Ya'Jaia Goudeau


Prediction: North Central

North Central is prepared for this championship because Coach Taylor did a great job scheduling this season, which is her 23rd year as head coach. They played a number of big 4A and 5A teams, which will help prepare them for Delhi's size, which is abnormally big for a 1A team. Delhi will look to avenge it's State Championship runner-up finish from a year ago. I believe that Delhi will fall short once again.



Class B State Championship Game

#1 Fairview vs #2 Hathaway

Date: March 6th, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Burton Coliseum - Lake Charles, LA

Key Players to Watch:

Fairview

2020 Laynee Jinks


Hathaway

2020 Chloey Guidry


Prediction: Fairview wins

The exciting part of this matchup is Coach vs. Former Player. Hathaway's Head Coach Courtnee Young takes on her former coach, Kyle Jinks, in this state championship match up. Fairview's team, led by Coach Jinks' daughter, will continue their dynasty. Hathaway has made great strides to get to this point, but I believe that Fairview's program is too seasoned. Hathaway is super young, so look for them to be a factor for years to come.




Class C State Championship Game

#2 Hicks vs #4 Plainview

Date: March 6th, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Burton Coliseum - Lake Charles, LA

Key Players to Watch:

Hicks

2021 Chloe Wilbanks

2022 Lauren Quinn


Plainview

2020 Kinsley Ashworth



Prediction: Hicks is going to win

Hicks' 2022 Lauren Quinn introduced herself to everyone with a 30 point, 15 rebound performance in the semifinal game. Although the 2022 rankings have yet to be released, she confirms to me that she belongs in the Top 25 (which will be released on March 15th). Hicks' lone loss comes to one the top teams in the state, LaGrange, which was on the road and only a two point loss. They are poised to win the State Championship