Alexandria, LA – The hardwood heats up in Louisiana tonight as the Ponchatoula Green Wave (18-4) roll into Booker T. Washington High School to face off against the Peabody Warhorses (23-4) in a non-conference showdown. Tip-off is set for 5:30 PM ET.
What it is: Louisiana High School basketball
Matchup: Ponchatoula Green Wave vs Peabody Warhorses
Time: Saturday, January 27, at 5:30pM ET
Game Type: non-conference
Locations: Booker T Washington High School- Alexandria, LA
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams come into this contest boasting impressive win streaks. The Green Wave have won five straight, while the Warhorses have rattled off eight victories in a row.
Ponchatoula is led by the dynamic duo of senior guard Malik Jefferson and junior forward Brandon Thomas. Jefferson is averaging 22 points per game and is a nightmare for opposing defenses with his ability to create his own shot and knock down threes. Thomas is a force down low, averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds per game.
The Warhorses counter with a balanced attack led by senior guard Michael Jones and junior forward Jason Williams. Jones is a sharpshooter who can light it up from beyond the arc, while Williams is a versatile player who can score inside and out.
This matchup promises to be a battle of contrasting styles. Ponchatoula likes to get up and down the court and run in transition, while Peabody prefers to slow things down and grind out possessions.
The key for the Green Wave will be to control the tempo and not let Peabody dictate the pace. They also need to get Jefferson and Thomas involved early and often. For the Warhorses, it’s all about limiting turnovers and playing smart against Ponchatoula’s aggressive defense.