The Greenacres Mustangs are closing in on the Bossier Parish middle school eighth-grade boys basketball district championship.
Greenacres defeated Rusheon 52-28 Tuesday, stopping the Rams’ three-game winning streak. The Mustangs have a two-game lead over the Cope Cougars with three to play.
Greenacres (7-0 district) can clinch at least a share of the title with a win against Benton at home Thursday. In other eighth-grade games Tuesday, Elm Grove stopped Haughton 50-35 and Cope (5-2) topped Benton.
Greenacres also remained on top of the seventh-grade standings with a 39-26 victory over Rusheon. The Mustangs (6-1) lead Elm Grove (5-2) and Cope (5-2) by a game.
In Tuesday’s other seventh-grade games, Elm Grove downed Haughton 56-40 and Cope tripped Benton.
At Greenacres, the Mustangs’ eighth-grade squad had balanced scoring with three players in double figures in the victory.
Kedrick Henderson led the way with 13. D’Ante Bell tossed in 12 and Malcolm Britt added 11. Melvin Smith chipped in with eight as nine Mustangs scored.
Rusheon also had three players score in double figures. Kedrick Boone had 15, Andrick Robinson 13 and Tim King 12. Kevin Pouncy added eight and Brian Feaster seven.
Makhi Tanner led the victorious Mustangs seventh-grade team with 10 points. Deveon Corley and Keelyn Henderson scored eight each. Devin Brooks added five.
Artari Cook paced Rusheon with 12 points. Joao DaSilva chipped in with eight.
At Elm Grove, Malik Cooper tossed in 13 points to lead the eighth-grade Eagles to the win. Dwayne Jones and Tobias Boone scored nine each.
CJ McWilliams topped Haughton with eight points and Tristan Sweeney had seven.
Jalen Reed and Gabe Larry scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the victorious Elm Grove seventh-grade team.
Malachi Burks pumped in 17 points to top Haughton. Peyton Stovall chipped in with 12.
At Benton, Devin Jason had a big game for the the victorious Cope eighth-grade team. He scored all nine of the Cougars’ points in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 20 in just three quarters.
Brandon Marshall added eight points. The Cougars also played outstanding defense.
Devin Bilbo led the Cope seventh-grade squad with 13 points. Josh Norris added eight. Ashur Hall led Benton with six.
NOTE: The above report is based on information submitted by coaches.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com