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The 12U Ascension Jaguars basketball team placed second at the Louisiana AAU State Tournament May 8 - 10 in Metairie. The Jaguars finished the tournament with a 5 - 1 record defeating Team Shockaz, 59 - 12, the New Orleans Storm, 27 - 24, the Cajun Youth Bigdogs, 58 - 9, and the New Orleans Stallions, 63 - 20. Ascension went on to defeat defending state champs Slidelle Elite, 47-43, in overtime in the semifinals before falling to the Bayou Flame 47-29 in the state championship. The Jaguars qualified for the 12U AAU Nationals Championships held in Hampton, Virginia in July. They are currently 20 -5. Pictured from left, kneeling; Trenton Black, Michael Miketinas, Joshua Crockett, Christian Pilgrim, Courtney Julien, Jr. and Nicholas Brown. Top, coach Barry Whittington, Jr., Malik Krowfield, Devante Francois, Jaquel Gant, coach Travis Turner, Malik Anderson, Charvon Julien, Darell Scott and coach Rondrick Gray.

The 12U Ascension Jaguars basketball team placed second at the Louisiana AAU State Tournament May 8 - 10 in Metairie.  The Jaguars finished the tournament with a 5 - 1 record defeating Team Shockaz, 59 - 12,  the New Orleans Storm, 27 - 24, the Cajun Youth Bigdogs, 58 - 9, and the New Orleans Stallions, 63 - 20. Ascension went on to defeat defending state champs Slidelle Elite, 47-43, in overtime in the semifinals before falling to the Bayou Flame 47-29 in the state championship. The Jaguars qualified for the 12U AAU Nationals Championships held in Hampton, Virginia in July.  They are currently 20 -5. Pictured from left, kneeling; Trenton Black, Michael Miketinas, Joshua Crockett, Christian Pilgrim, Courtney Julien, Jr. and Nicholas Brown. Top, coach Barry Whittington, Jr., Malik Krowfield, Devante Francois, Jaquel Gant, coach Travis Turner, Malik Anderson, Charvon Julien, Darell Scott and coach Rondrick Gray.