Knights to face top-seeded Newman in Division III semifinal matchup in High School Sports

Episcopal has made significant strides since entering the Division III select playoffs with a three-game losing streak. They have come a long way with consecutive road upsets to return to the LHSAA Boys State Basketball tournament. The 13th-seeded Knights defeated the 4th seeded Calvary Baptist with a score of 63-59 and followed that with a 76-61 win over the 5th seeded St. Thomas Aquinas last Friday, the same team that previously defeated them 86-63 on Feb. 15.

Coach Ben Young attributes their success to the team’s focus and commitment to each other. With seven seniors on the team, they are determined to keep the season going and are peaking at just the right time. Despite facing their biggest test yet, with a semifinal against top-seeded Newman (18-3), the Knights remain confident and ready for the challenge.

Newman, the two-time defending champion, is considered one of the best teams in the state, regardless of classification. However, Young emphasizes the importance of sticking to their game plan and not getting too caught up in who they are facing. The Episcopal team’s seniors, including Parks McMains, TJ Callahan, and Lance Cook, lead

By Riley Johnson

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