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Basketball rolls through busy holiday period, prepares for district play

While students enjoyed the holidays and a break from their academic responsibilities, the CHS basketball team was hard at work as their season began to heat up. As 2023 begins, the Bears are currently 12-3 and in the top 5 of the Division I power rankings.

Returning a majority of its roster from a year ago has been beneficial for the team’s maturity and ability to win close games. This was shown over the break as the Bears found ways to overcome deficits and win despite not being at their best.

CHS began the break at the Madison Prep Tournament taking on traditional powers Huntington and Rayville. The Bears’ pressure defense allowed them to race out to a big win 68-38. The following day, CHS took on multiple-time state champion Rayville. After falling behind by double-digits, a furious comeback brought the team a big win.

A tough loss to a talented Walker team was followed by a trip to undefeated Port Allen. The Bears and Pelicans went back and forth all night until Senior Will Sterling scored the game-winning bucket with less than 10 seconds to play. To finish the break, the Bears returned home and got consecutive victories over Carroll and Southside.

After 15 games, the Bears’ leaders are:

Sophomore Tate McCurry- 16 points/game

Senior Stan Levy- 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Senior Dennis Hebert- 15 points/game

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