The Ponchatoula boys basketball team defeated Mandeville on Tuesday night 78-59 to stay in the top of District 6-5A.

The Green Wave dueled with Mandeville in the first half and took an early 18-13 lead in the first quarter. Getting some offensive help from the bench, Ponchatoula outscored Mandeville 18-10 in the second quarter to go up 31-28 at the half.

The Green Wave turned up their defensive intensity in the second half, capitalizing on getting points off their opponents’ turnovers. They outscored Mandeville 47-31 in the second half to cruise to a final score of 78-59.

Ryan Elzy had 23 points. Rod Banks added 13 points and Jacoby Mathews chipped in 8 points.

The Green Wave are 11-8 overall and 2-0 district.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.