The Bossier Bearkats won the 78th annual Bossier Invitational with a 54-39 victory over the Richwood Rams on Saturday night at Bossier.
It was Bossier’s first title in its tournament since 2013.
Tournament MVP Jacoby Decker scored 20 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Bearkats (14-6).
Bossier hit 11 3-pointers in the game.
Kaalas Roots and Tim King scored 11 points each. King sank three 3-pointers and Roots two.
Roots and teammate Landric Watson made the all-tournament team.
The game started out like it was going to be close with the Bearkats leading 11-9 after the first quarter. But Bossier went on a 24-4 run in the second en route to a 35-13 halftime lead.
The Bearkats kept the pressure on in the third quarter and led 45-21 going into the fourth.
Richwood dropped to 11-12.
Natchitoches Central, which lost to Bossier 57-50 in Friday’s semifinals, defeated Huntington 71-49 in the third-place game.
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