“It’s really given us a dual threat that I like.” J.T. CURTIS, John Curtis coach
Top-seeded John Curtis enters Thursday afternoon’s Select Division II state championship game against second-seeded University High with two options at quarterback, both equipped with different abilities.
Junior Abby Touzet is the arm.
Three weeks ago, Touzet returned from a broken left collarbone suffered in Week 4 against Edna Karr. With every game, every practice, every repetition, his timing and arm strength get closer to where it was.
Tyreke Evans, as late as Tuesday expected to miss one to two weeks with a sprained left ankle, played in Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Pistons.
Evans entered to much applause with 4 minutes, 3 seconds remaining in the first quarter. He sprained the ankle during the second quarter of Friday’s home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With four days off before the game against Detroit, he did not miss a game.
Coach Monty Williams had said about an hour and 45 minutes before the game that is was a game-time decision.
Finishing an interstate corridor between New Orleans and Lafayette is the most important building project in Louisiana and deserves immediate financial aid, state Treasurer John Kennedy said Wednesday.
The state should devote most of this year’s surplus for the improvements and a yearly portion of the state’s capital outlay budget to help make the 160-mile connection reality, Kennedy said. “That is just another way of saying we ought to prioritize,” he said.
Kennedy made his comments during a 40-minute speech to the fall meeting of the Baton Rouge chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.
It was probably appropriate that center Jason Smith hit the final free throw of the New Orleans Pelicans’ 111-106 overtime victory Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons.
Smith had made his point all game. Matched against Detroit center Andre Drummond, 6-feet-11, 279 pounds, Smith, a slender 7-footer, had 22 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
“I was really just trying to be physical,” Smith said. “They have a great, physical team. We knew it was going to be a battle tonight.
“We’re not the biggest, the fastest and certainly not the strongest, and that makes it extra important for everyone to do their job.” ZACK CASTELLUCCIO, Hannan defensive captain
Zack Castelluccio was 10 years old when Hurricane Katrina destroyed his family’s home in St. Bernard Parish.
Like so many from that area after the storm, Castelluccio’s family was dislocated. They eventually relocated to St. Tammany Parish. There, Castelluccio found himself at Archbishop Hannan High School, a place that was both foreign and familiar to him.