Jesuit Defeats Catholic High to Open Play in Newman Invitational, 49-34

Posted December 11, 2013 / Last updated December 16, 2013

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Senior Chase Eckholdt drives in for two.

Senior Chase Eckholdt drives in for two.

Jesuit basketball defeated Catholic High of Baton Rouge, 49-34, to open play in the Newman Invitational Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Senior Chase Eckholdt led the way scoring 11 points, with seven of those from the free-throw line. Senior Grant Nichols added nine and junior Foster Moreau added eight to go along with seven rebounds.

At the top of the game, Blue Jays and Bears answered scores shot for shot. But the scoreboard belonged to the Jays in the second quarter, as they put up 13 points and allowed only two free-throw points to the Bears. The Blue Jay student section kept spirits high throughout the game. Jesuit led 23-9 at the half and maintained a comfortable lead to win the game 49-34.

With this win, the Jays will return to play Country Day on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Newman gym. See the Newman Invitational Tournament brackets (pdf) for more information.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th  F
Jesuit 10 13 11 15 49
Catholic 7 2 10 15 34
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