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LHSAA tourney: A proud history

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Hoops’ event tipped off in 1961, thanks to Shreveport group
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Photo courtesy of North Carolina A&T Choudrant native and Grambling State University graduate Patricia Cage-Bibbs (second from left) is hugged by her North Carolina A&T players and assistant coaches after winning career game No. 500 earlier this week.

The annual Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s annual basketball tournament has come a long ways, baby.

Roll the calender back to 1961, a year in which the famed Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris tandem gave fans of the New York Yankees and major league baseball a thrill a day with their pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record.

But on a local, regional and state level, there was another historic moment in the sports world.

That was the inaugural year of what is now known as the LHSAA’s championship tournament in basketball.

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