Photos: Saturday, LHSAA Basketball Finals

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Carly Keller (21), right, makes a steal from John Curtis' Tia Charles (32), left, during the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. St. Thomas Aquinas won 49-42.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Amber Donnes (1), left, chases John Curtis' Tia Charles (32) downcourt during the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. St. Thomas Aquinas won 49-42.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Amber Donnes (1) guards John Curtis' Kolby Morgan (10) during the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. St. Thomas Aquinas won 49-42.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Carly Keller (21) high fives fans holding a poster of St. Thomas Aquinas assistant coach Melanie Kramer after St. Thomas Aquinas' 49-42 win over John Curtis in the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas fans cheer in the final seconds of St. Thomas Aquinas' 49-42 win over John Curtis in the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas players cheer Amber Donnes (1), center, as she is named player of the game in St. Thomas Aquinas' 49-42 win over John Curtis in the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Carly Keller (21), center, hoists the trophy with her teammates following their 49-42 win over John Curtis in the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- John Curtis head coach Barbara Farris, left, talks to players Kelsie Ostriecher (22), Farryn Wallow (15), and Rayelynn Scott (14), from left, during the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. John Curtis lost to St. Thomas Aquinas 49-42.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Amber Donnes (1) drives to the basket while John Curtis' Kolby Morgan (10 defends in the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- John Curtis head coach Barbara Farris screams from the sidelines during her team's Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game against St. Thomas Aquinas at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Alli Seale (15) listens to St. Thomas Aquinas head coach John White on the sideline during the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game against John Curtis at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Porscha Walker (4), left, tries to keep the ball away from John Curtis' Tia Charles (32) and Rayelynn Scott (14), from left, during the Girls' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Riverside's Curtis Thomas, center, dribbles around St. Thomas Aquinas' Hunter Gebbia (10), right, while St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Errol Gauff looks on during the Boys' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Riverside defeated St. Thomas Aquinas 60-49.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas' Hunter Gebbia (10), right, reaches to block a long pass to Riverside's Jordan Andrews (25), left, during the Boys' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Riverside defeated St. Thomas Aquinas 60-49.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Riverside's Cory Costanza (5) shoots a layup in Riverside's 60-49 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in the Boys' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Costanza was name player of the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Riverside's Cory Costanza (5), center, looks up at the scoreboard after being named player of the game in Riverside's 60-49 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in the Boys' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Riverside's Herb McGee (1), right, shoots a fadeaway jumper over St. Thomas Aquinas' Julian Brumfield (13), left, during the Boys' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Riverside's Cory Costanza (5) gets a hug from his mother Beth Bourgeois after being named player of the game in Riverside's 60-49 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in the Boys' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Riverside's Deuce Wallace (2), Curtis Thomas (4), Cory Costanza (5), Charvon Julien (11), Jacorey Haynes (22), Jake Venus (15), and Herb McGee (1), from left, celebrate after beating St. Thomas Aquinas 60-49 in the Boys' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Errol Gauff hangs his head in the final seconds of his team's 60-49 loss to Riverside in the Boys' Class 2A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Southwood's Chelsea Tieuel (22), right, shoots a jumper over Natchitoches Central's Ebone Burton (21), left, during the Girls' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Southwood's Keona Favis (45), right, shoots over Natchitoches Central's Victorai Rachal (33), left, during the Girls' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Southwood's Aerial Robertson (42), left, shoots over Natchitoches Central's Victoria Rachal (33), right, during the Girls' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Natchitoches Central's Ebone Burton (21), right, drives around Southwood's Jessica Ellis (10), left, during the Girls' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAUJessica Ellis tries to shoot over Natcitoches Central's Victoria Rachal (33) and Gabriella Cortez (34), from left, in Class 5A girls basketball state championship game Saturday att UL-Monroe's Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

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  • Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville's Ezekiel Brown drives past Ouachita's Yettra Specks during the Class 5A championship game last season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAUScotlandville coach Carlos Sample led theHornets to a Class 5A title and 34-3 record.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville's Tre'Lun Banks (10), right, drives downcourt against Ouachita's Cameron Sims (14) during the Boys' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU Scotlandville's Damian Jones (24) dunks against Ouachita in the Class 5A boy basketball championship game Saturday at UL-Monroe's Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAUScotlandville's Damian Jones, a Vanderbilt signee, averaged 15.3 points, 9 rebounds and 5.2 assists a game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville's Tre'Lun Banks (10) leaps for a layup during the Boys' Class 5A finals basketball game against Ouchita at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville's Tre'Lun Banks (10) shoots a layup against Ouachita's Cameron Sims (14) during the Boys' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville's Damian Jones dunks against Ouachita in Class 5A boys basketball championship Saturday night at UL-Monroe's Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville coach Carlos Sample, center, hoists the trophy while celebrating with his team after their 80-71 overtime win against Ouchita in the Class 5A boys final at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU. Scotlandville's Brian Bridgewater, center, screams as he is named player of the game after Scotlandville's 80-71 win over Ouchita in the Boys' Class 5A championship game at ULM on March 9. Bridgewater signed with LSU on Wednesday morning.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville's Brian Bridgewater (5), center, screams while surrounded by teammates after their 80-71 win over Ouchita in the Boys' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. 3/9/13 MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ ADAM LAU

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville's Ezekiel Brown (23) shoots a layup during overtime in Scotlandville's 80-71 win over Ouchita in the Boys' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. 3/9/13 MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ ADAM LAU

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville's Tre'Lun Banks (10), right, drives around Ouachita's Josh Harris (12), left, during the Boys' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Scotlandville won 80-71 in overtime. 3/9/13 MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ ADAM LAU

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville's Ezekiel Brown (23) drives downcourt past Ouachita's Yettra Specks (20) during the Boys' Class 5A finals basketball game at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. 3/9/13 MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ ADAM LAU

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville head coach Carlos Sample shouts from the sideline during the Boys' Class 5A finals basketball game against Ouchita at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013. 3/9/13 MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ ADAM LAU