The Cope Cougars clinched a share of the Bossier Parish middle school boys basketball seventh-grade district title with a victory over the Haughton Bucs Thursday at Cope.
The Cougars improved to 8-0 and have a two-game lead over the Rusheon Rams with two games left.
In other seventh-grade games Thursday, Rusheon got past Benton 45-39 and Greenacres downed Elm Grove 42-28.
The Cope eighth-grade team also improved to 8-0 in district play with a 53-41 victory over Haughton.
Cope remained a game ahead of Rusheon, which edged Benton 40-39. In the other eighth-grade game, Greenacres defeated Elm Grove 35-26.
At Cope, TJ Robinson paced the seventh-grade Cougars with 18 points. Kamren Davis chipped in with 10.
Jaylyn “JT” Thomas pumped in nine points, and Quillin Dixon and Breon Hampton added eight each to lead the Cope eighth-grade team. Jason Owens had seven. Ten Cougars scored.
Harrison Voigt led Haughton with 12 points, and Lavonta Gipson had 10.
At Rusheon, Brenden Moseley and Donnie Williams combined for 15 points for the victorious Rams seventh-graders. Joe Robinson scored 10.
Ethan Yarbrough had another big game for Benton, pouring in 20 points. Bubba Osby scored 10, and Brad Fream did a good job rebounding.
Landric Watson scored 14 points and Michael Edwards 12 to lead the Rusheon eighth-graders. Isaiah Wallace and Tyler Andrew combined for 12.
Rusheon coach Cedric Washington said clutch free throws and tough defense by Watson and Wallace were keys to the victory.
At Greenacres, Amani Larry topped the Eagles seventh-graders with 10 points. Eric Brown added seven.
Cameron Phillips led the Elm Grove eighth-grade team with 12 points. Ty Hubbard chipped in with nine.
No report from Greenacres.
Cope, Benton and Rusheon all swept opponents in Tuesday’s action.
Cope defeated Elm Grove 39-33 in the seventh-grade game and 40-22 in the eighth.
Benton downed Greenacres 42-33 in the seventh-grade game and 46-34 in the eighth.
Rusheon rolled past Haughton in the seventh-grade game and won the eighth 74-44.
At Elm Grove, Ty McCoy led the Cope seventh-graders with 14 points. Ta’Rae Robinson and Kamren Davis scored nine each. Kaalas Roots added seven.
Eric Brown paced the Eagles with 10 points, and Amani Larry had nine.
Trenton Ivy hit two 3-pointers and led the Cope eighth-graders with 13 points. Zylon Newson had six points and 13 rebounds.
Quillin Dixon and Jaylyn Thomas scored eight each.
Ty Hubbard topped the Eagles with 10 points. Ricky Norwood and Kevionne Cooper had four each.
At Benton, Bubba Osby tossed in 12 points to lead the Tigers seventh-grade squad. Brad Fream and Ethan Yarbrough added 10, and Toms had eight.
TJ Anderson poured in 17 points to lead the Benton eighth-graders. Cameron Robinson scored 12, and Doyle Adams chipped in with seven.
At Haughton, Michael Green and Donnie Williams combined for 22 points to lead the Rusheon seventh-graders to the victory.
Sheldon Roseburgh and Joe Robinson combined for 10.
Keshawn Jones pumped in 24 points and Isaiah Wallace 21 to lead the Rams eighth-graders. Landric Watson added 18.
Coach Cedric Washington said Tyler Andrews contributed to the win with his assists and Cavon James played well defensively.
Nick Heckman led Haughton with 12 points and Mario Cook added 10.