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Basketball: Airline, Benton sweep opponents in openers

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Airline boys and girls basketball teams swept Northwood in season openers Monday night at Northwood.

The Vikings won 54-45, and the Lady Vikings won 68-36.

The Benton Tigers swept Haughton in a season opener Tuesday night at Haughton, winning the boys game 63-53 and the girls game 64-52.

Elsewhere Monday, a young Parkway Lady Panthers team hung tough against Ruston before falling 64-42 on the road.

At Northwood, the Airline boys outscored the Falcons 30-21 in the second half to pull away for the victory.

Frantrell Rogers was the Vikings’ only player in double-figure scoring with 10 points.

Randy Brown/Press-Tribune Parkway’s Shania Perez (24) guards a Ruston player as she goes up for a shot Monday.
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Parkway’s Shania Perez (24) guards a Ruston player as she goes up for a shot Monday.

Austin Brannon and Tristan Wallis had eight apiece. Anthony Gladney added seven, and Robby Dooley and Scott Jackson had six each. Brannon and Wallis each had two 3-pointers.

Kei McCoy, who missed most of last season with an injury, led the Airline girls with 20 points. McCoy sank three from 3-point range.

Madison Rowland scored 12 on four 3-pointers.

Tasha Shiflett and Hannah Brewster scored 11 each.

At Ruston, Chelsea Randle led Parkway with 11 points. Kendall Lewis and Haley Sepulvado added seven each.

Parkway trailed 35-22 at the half but went on a 5-0 run at the start of the second to get within eight.

At Haughton Tuesday, Rudy Davis scored 13 points, while Peter Moore and Kordy Stewart had 11 each to lead the Benton boys to the victory. The Tigers rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit.

Megan Fream scored 22 points, and Gabby Jackson and Madi Sessions had 16 each to lead the Benton girls to the victory.

Mattie McCoy topped Haughton with eight points. Four Lady Bucs scored seven — Mikayla Barber, Bethany Knotts, Brittany Robinett and Chelcy Swint.