RCS basketball begins season in dominating fashion

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 8, 2005


Sports Editor

RESERVE– Already they look impressive, but they’re just getting started.

Last year’s Class B defending State Champion Reserve Christian Eagles were the first school to start off the basketball season locally, and shot out of the gate in home games against Episcopal of Acadiana, Houma Christian and Louisiana New School.

The season opener against Episcopal was over before halftime, as the Eagles pulled their starters for the third quarter while cruising to a 108-36 victory. Leading Reserve Christian in the route, Demond Carter, who has committed to Baylor University, posted 20 points and 12 assists in his limited playing time. Four other Eagles recorded double digit scoring including Kevin Branch with 17, Daniel Johnson, with 14, Tinos Brozos, with 13 and Ronnie Ray, with 13.

A week later, Reserve Christian hosted Houma Christian for an 81-52 win that was again led by Carter in offense, with 29 points. Rounding out the scorers, Branch contributed 16 while Justin Porter chipped in 13. The game was the first of two scheduled early season match-ups, with the second coming next week in Houma.

On October 27, Reserve Christian gave Louisiana New School more than they could handle, as Carter notched 33 points and 12 assists while Porter posted 21 points, eight blocks and 12 rebounds en route to a 114-51 victory. Other double digit scorers for the Eagles in the blowout were Branch, with 21, Brozos, with 19 and Oscar Joseph, with ten.

Reserve Christian’s game against Houma Christian is the first of two road games that the Eagles have scheduled before returning to take on Holy Cross in front of a home crowd on November 15.