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Benton sets pace in 7th-grade district

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Benton Lady Tigers continued to set the early pace in the Bossier Parish middle school seventh-grade district with a 36-15 victory over Rusheon Monday at Rusheon.

The Lady Tigers are the lone undefeated team in the district at 3-0.

In other seventh-grade action, the Greenacres Lady Mustangs edged Elm Grove 20-17 and the Cope Lady Cougars dropped Haughton 31-21.

In eighth-grade action, Haughton downed Cope 36-27, Rusheon topped Benton 23-10 and Elm Grove got past Greenacres 21-17.

Randy Brown/Press-Tribune Greenacres and Elm Grove face off in an eighth-grade girls basketball game Monday  at Greenacres. Elm Grove won 21-17.
Randy Brown/Press-Tribune
Greenacres and Elm Grove face off in an eighth-grade girls basketball game Monday at Greenacres. Elm Grove won 21-17.

Greenacres, Haughton, Rusheon and Elm Grove are tied for first with 2-1 district marks.

At Greenacres, Traciona Russell scored 10 points to lead the Lady Eagles seventh-grade team.

Brooklyn Sutton, Courtney White, Zakiyah Johnson and Ladayjha Means combined for 10.

Elm Grove’s Madison Grunewald and Natavia Anthony combined for 11 points.

Elm Grove rallied in the fourth quarter for the eighth-grade victory.

Dionisha Wilson led the way with eight points. Kaylan Coker and Abbie Norcross scored four each.

Camilla Rodriquez topped Greenacres with 10 points.

At Rusheon, Emily Ward scored 14 points and Savannah Powell added eight to lead the Lady Tigers seventh-graders.

Ward and Powell both played outstanding defense, forcing turnovers that led to easy baskets, coach Mary Jo Duddy said.

Abby Colvin and Abbie Wynn combined for eight points.

Madison Breazeale and Morgan Bradford had outstanding games under the basket, Duddy said.

Essence Walpool led Rusheon with nine points. Mel Lewis had six.

Essence Phlegm tossed in eight points and Crishawnna Jones had six to lead the Rusheon eighth-graders to the victory.

Benton’s Braylin Shaffer, Taylor Ennis, Denesia Turks and Brittney McLelland combined for nine points.

Malorie Gill, Breelea Johnson, Mackenzie McEntee and Mackenzie Terhune all hustled on defense, Duddy said.

At Haughton, Brooklyn Brandon led the Lady Cougars seventh-graders to the victory with 13 points. Morgan Ivy added nine.

Caitlyn Ward topped Haughton with 13 points. Reneshia Phillips, Erin Ebarb, Anne Slating and Malea Newell combined for eight.

The victorious Haughton eighth-grade team was led by Champagne Dennis’ 16 points.

Leah Hopson helped the Lady Bucs cause with six points. Keeana Barber and Mayghan Staton combined for eight.

Chloe Walker topped Cope with 10 points, and Courtney Walker had seven.