Basketball: Bossier sweeps New Tech; Parkway boys win

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

Bossier swept Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing, and the Parkway boys picked up a victory over North DeSoto in high school basketball action Friday night.

The Bossier boys used a strong defensive effort and 22 points from Kentrell Hardy to defeat New Tech 37-28.

The Lady Kats downed the Lady Lions 46-41.

The Panthers cruised past the Griffins 97-45. The Lady Panthers fell to the Lady Griffins 70-31.

Bossier improved to 7-5 with its victory over New Tech.

It took awhile for the Bearkats to put the pesky Lions away.

Bossier led 15-11 at the half but New Tech scored the first five points of the second quarter.

Bossier’s Malik Dunn followed a steal with a dunk to tie it at 19.

That seemed to spark the Bearkats.

A Hardy 3-pointer broke a 21-21 tie. Travis Manning nailed a 3, and Hardy hit another one to put Bossier ahead 30-22.

Lejerico Moss hit yet another 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter for a 33-22 Bossier lead. New Tech never got closer than six after that.

Bossier star guard Devonte Hall sat out the game with a groin injury.

He is expected to return for the “Doc” Edwards Invitational, which begins Thursday.

Keldrick Carper and Tray Harris led New Tech (7-4) with eight points each.

Tiffany Lynn scored 16 points and Brittany Wallace 14 to help the Lady Kats notch their second win of the season.

Ladravious Briggs led New Tech (8-5) with 14 points.

Four Parkway players scored in double figures in the Panthers’ victory over North DeSoto — Niki Edwards (17), Juwon Johnson (14), William McKnight (13) and Trey Rogers (12)

Parkway improved to 2-4, but the Panthers are 2-0 since adding their football players.