Girls basketball quarterfinals start Monday Girls basketball quarterfinals start Monday Advocate staff report Feb. 28, 2013 Comments Louisiana High School Athletic Association girls basketball quarterfinal action set for Monday features five games in the metro Baton Rouge area. Top-seeded University High (29-6), of Class 2A, hosts a Livingston Parish team, No. 8 Doyle High (27-6), at 7 p.m. In Class 3A, top-seeded Albany hosts No. 8 Loyola Prep-Shreveport (24-9) at 6:30 p.m. In 4A, second-seeded St. Michael the Archangel (31-4) hosts No. 7 DeRidder (23-8) at 6 p.m. Second-seeded Baker (23-5), also of 3A, hosts No. 7 E.D. White-Thibodaux (25-5) at 6:30 p.m. Also set for 6 p.m. at McKinley High School is a Class 1A game that matches No. 11 Southern Lab (18-8) against No. 3 North Central (26-4). In the New Orleans area, Class 4A top-seeded Warren Easton (32-2) faces No. 8 Helen Cox (26-6) at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel Academy. Also in 4A, No. 6 Salmen (27-3) travels to Houma to take on No. 3 Vandebilt Catholic (27-4) at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, one Baton Rouge team is on the road. Class 5A Denham Springs (25-5), seeded fifth, travels to No. 4 West Monroe (28-6) for a 6:30 p.m. contest. Soccer metro A meeting to select the 2013 Baton Rouge All-Metro boys soccer team is set for 7 p.m. Monday at the Baton Rouge Soccer Association office. Rudy Valenciano is compiling nominations. Coaches who have not already nominated players for the team should contact Valenciano at (225) 333-0878 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All-state, all-district The Advocate is seeking all-district teams for both soccer and basketball. Coaches are asked to submit those teams to Advocate sportswriter Robin Fambrough at email@example.com or by fax to (225) 388-0318 if you have not already done so. Also, coaches in the Baton Rouge area interested in nominating boys or girls basketball players for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s all-state basketball teams should submit those to Fambrough using the same procedure. Players nominated must be first-team all-district selections. Coaches should include the player’s height, grade and statistics, including averages and shooting percentages. Prep notables Catholic High tight end Christian Brown has committed to Arkansas-Monticello and is expected to sign within the next few days. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Brown was a second-team All-District 5-5A selection for the Bears in the fall. Dutchtown seeks a head wrestling coach. This position may be a either faculty position or a certified nonfaculty position. Contact Benny Saia at 225 391-6232 (office) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Longtime Denham Springs statistician and supporter Robert Graves has accepted a position as an athletic administrator at Live Oak. Graves will assist athletic director Brian Hargroder and other coaches at LOHS, which competes in District 4-5A along with DSHS. The Dunham School seeks boys and girls basketball teams interested in playing in its Thanksgiving tournament, set for Nov. 25-27 at the Team Sportsplex and Dunham. Contact Dunham coaches Chad Myers or Jonathan Pixley at Chad.Myers@dunhamschool.org or (225) 938-0808.