The Parkway Panthers and the Woodlawn Knights will face off in the championship game of the Barksdale Federal Credit Union Parkway Tournament at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
In Friday night’s semifinals, Parkway (6-1) defeated Calvary Baptist 61-38 and Woodlawn (11-0) dropped Rayville 76-61.
Justin Rogers led Parkway with 19 points. Terrace Marshall Jr. added 12 and Kamren Davis 11.
The Panthers quickly built a 10-point lead in the first quarter but had trouble shaking the pesky Cavaliers.
Parkway led 27-12 with just a few minutes left in the first half. But the Panthers hit a scoring drought that lasted through the first half of the third quarter. With 1:24 left in the third, Parkway’s lead was down to 32-27.
But Jason Owens hit a 3-pointer to push the lead back to eight and Calvary never got closer than six after that. Rogers scored nine points in the fourth quarter as the Panthers outscored the Cavs 25-11.
Tank Davis led Calvary with 11 points. Cliff Mosley added 10.
Brandon Deane poured in 23 points in Haughton’s victory over Ringgold. D’Marcus Hall added nine.
Jerriyun Lawrence and Jalen Harding led Benton against Southwood with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Jessie Little chipped in with 12.
Benton trailed 24-18 after one quarter and 37-33 at the half. The Cowboys led 56-54 going into the fourth.
Elsewhere, Bossier improved to 2-0 in the Longview Chapter Chick-fil-A Tournament with a 65-55 victory over Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Tyrese English topped the Bearkats (8-3) with 23 points. Jacoby Decker hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points. Tybo Wimberly and Chris Davenport added 12 each.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org