Central Catholic moved on and will face the tournament hosts tonight.
St. Thomas More (15-2) beat Shreveport Northwood 55-51 to set up the rematch of last season’s quarterfinals, which Central Catholic won.
Trey Touchet led STM with 17 points and Ben Veazey added 12. Northwood (9-9) was led by Jamarcia Houston with 17, Angelo Robert with 15 and Broderick Richardson with 13.
Ellender (13-5) beat St. Thomas Aquinas, 61-28, in its quarterfinal game.
The Patriots’ 6-foot-10 post Gilbert Talbot led all scorers with 20 points and Houston Chatman added 10.
St. Thomas Aquinas (13-4) was led by Steven Wronkoski with seven points.
Ellender will face District 8-4A rival Vandebilt Catholic in the other semifinal today at 8 p.m.
The Terriers (11-4) beat New Albany from Mississippi, 52-42, behind the dynamic guard combination of Lionheart Leslie and Elijah McGuire.