Prep basketball: Providence Classical Academy boys and girls win


Providence Classical Academy swept Word of God Academy in boys and girls high school basketball games Tuesday night.

PCA, a private Christian school founded in 2005, is fielding teams for the first time. The teams are coached by Miles Holladay, who spent many years coaching at Bossier Parish public schools.

Holladay said PCA plans to apply for admission to the LHSAA and hopes to become a member either next school year or 2017-18. Until then, PCA can’t play LHSAA schools and will play a schedule of other private schools.

The teams are currently comprised of freshmen and sophomores.

Hannah Johnson and Caitlin Crews scored six points each to lead the girls team past Word of God 24-23.

David Gould scored 23 points, including 20 in the first quarter, to lead the boys to a 58-41 win. PCA led 31-12 after the first quarter. Will Lazenby added 13 points.

The PCA boys also defeated Northeast Baptist School of West Monroe on Monday night, 44-31. Lazenby scored 10 points and Gould had nine. Michael Green chipped in with eight.

In junior varsity games against Northeast, the boys won 35-11 and the girls lost 32-18.

— Russell Hedges,