Louis named all-State

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 31, 1999

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / March 31, 1999

BATON ROUGE – West St. John’s Donriel Louis was honored this past weekfor helping the Rams to the quarterfinal playoffs by being selected to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A all-State second team.

Louis, a sophomore forward, scored 16.3 points per game for the Rams.Louis was also a second team selection a year ago.

West St. John captured its second straight District 9-2A title with a 21-6record and advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to Christian Life in the 1998-99 season.

Draper Housley was named the Class 2A Most Valuable Player after leading Coushatta to the state championship with a 16.0 points per game average.Mitchell Riggs, who led McCall to the state championship game, was the Coach of the Year.

Joining Housley on the first team was McCall’s Donald Perry, Christian Life’s Michael Clayton, St. Thomas Aquinas’ Byron Robertson and Pine’sAaron Branch. Louis was joined on the second team by Patterson’s KerwinJones, St. Frederick’s Jason Kosik, Lake Arthur’s Curmit Simon and PopeJohn Paul’s Jared Tauzier.

University’s Ferris Peters was the girls’ Class 2A state MVP after averaging 24.4 points per game this past season. Ridgewood’s Chuck Dorvinwas the girls’ Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to the state championship.

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