Basketball Tops Mandeville in Home Opener

Posted November 16, 2018 / Last updated November 20, 2018

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The Blue Jay basketball team opened the 2018-2019 season on Thursday night at home against the Mandeville Skippers. The Jays posted a commanding victory, 56-26. Visit the Basketball page to see the 2018-2019 varsity roster and schedule.

The Jays were hungry to get the season started, outscoring the Skippers 13-1 in the first quarter. After an even scoring second quarter, the Jays came out after halftime to outscore the Skippers 18-3 in the third. Leading scorer, senior Elijah Morgan, also scored his 1,000th point as a Blue Jay during the contest and was recognized after the game.

Through the Lens…

Elijah Morgan slips past the Skipper defenders on his way to the basket. Morgan finished the game with 22 points, which was enough to pass the 1,000 point mark in his career as a Blue Jay.

By the Numbers…

FG % –  Jesuit 43%,  Mandeville 17%

Elijah Morgan (10) – 22 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
Nick Artigues (21) – 10 points, 8 rebounds
Zachary DeBlieux (24) – 7 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals

On the Horizon…

The Jays take to the court next on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Franklinton at 5:00 p.m. before returning to the Birdcage for a pair of home games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Basketball Page on the Jesuit Website

2018-2019 Varsity Schedule

2018-2019 Varsity Roster