Four Livingston Parish schools reach girls basketball state semifinals | Here’s how to watch

LIVINGSTON– The calendar has reached the final week of the prep girls basketball season, and four Livingston Parish teams are still competing for a state title.

All nine high schools in the parish made the girls basketball playoffs. With wins Thursday night, Walker, Denham Springs, Doyle, and Albany advanced to the LHSAA Girls’ Marsh Madness State Tournament, which begins Monday at Southeastern University in Hammond.

Walker (35-0), who are ranked nationally, is the top seed in the Division I non-select bracket and is set to face defending champion No. 5 Parkway in the semifinals Thursday, Feb. 29 at 6:15 p.m.

The Lady Wildcats had a bye in the first round before beating No. 17 Fountainbleau 71-18 in the second and No. 8 Haughton 74-33 in the quarterfinals.

Denham Springs (28-4) is the No. 2 seed in the Division I bracket and faced a more challenging time getting to the semifinals. The Yellow Jackets had a bye, then beat No. 15 Slidell 58-53 in Round 2 and No. 7 Ruston 52-46 in the quarterfinals.

Denham Springs is set to play No. 3 Mandeville on Thursday, Feb. 29, at 8 p.m. after the Walker game. If both Livingston Parish teams win, they’ll square off in the state championship game on March 2 at 6 p.m.

Albany (23-7) is in Hammond for the third straight year and looking to advance to finals in back-to-back seasons. The Lady Hornets are the fourth seed in the Division II non-select bracket and are set to play No. 1 seed and reigning back-to-back state champion Wossman on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6:15 p.m.

Following its bye in Round 1, Albany beat No. 13 Iota 61-36 before taking down No. 5 Lagrange 57-33 in the quarterfinals.

In Division III non-select, No. 3 Doyle (30-4) will play No. 2 Amite Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. The Lady Tigers also had a bye in the first round and beat No. 14 Richwood 67-28 in the second round and No. 6 Sterlington 49-44 in the quarterfinals.

Where to watch

If you can’t make it to Southeastern, you can watch the games on the LHSAA Network, available as a TV app on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV devices. 

Log on to your device, search for the LHSAA Network, register for a free account, and tune into their live channel at game time to see the games.  

The LHSAA Network is a new, 24/7 live channel airing a mix of live championship events with replays of past championship events.

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