The Airline Lady Vikings, Benton Lady Tigers and Bossier Lady Kats won district games Friday night.
In District 1-5A, Airline downed Byrd 52-29 at Byrd. In District 1-4A, Benton knocked off Booker T. Washington 66-60 at Benton and Bossier routed Northwood 66-31 at Northwood.
In other District 1-5A games, Parkway lost to Evangel Christian 47-38 at home, and Haughton fell to Captain Shreve 81-31 on the road.
In District 1-1A, Plain Dealing fell to Arcadia 46-39 at home.
At Byrd, Zahria Lloyd led Airline with 17 points. She also played well defensively, finishing with four steals.
Kei McCoy had 14 points, seven rebounds and steals. Taaliyah Johnson also had a solid all-around game with 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals.
Airline improved to 8-12 overall and 2-1 in 1-5A. Byrd dropped to 3-16 and 1-3.
At Benton, Emily Ward had a huge game for the Lady Tigers, scoring 25 points and grabbing 21 rebounds.
Qua Chambers scored 21 points. Jada Anderson added 10.
Benton trailed 34-27 at the half then went on a 25-10 run in the third quarter to take control.
The Lady Tigers improved to 16-4 and 4-0. BTW dropped to 9-10 and 2-2.
At Northwood, Traciona Russell and Nadi Williams scored 16 points each to lead the Lady Kats.
Bossier led by 10 at the half and then went on a 21-2 run in the third quarter.
The Lady Kats sank eight 3-pointers. Jasmine Ford had three and finished with nine points.
Bossier improved to 16-3 and 3-1. Northwood dropped to 5-13 and 0-4.
Bossier is No. 2 in the LHSAA Class 4A power rankings and Benton is No. 1. The Lady Kats and the Lady Tigers face off Tuesday at Benton.
Parkway fell to 9-11 and 2-2 with the loss to Evangel (10-13, 2-1).
Haughton dropped to 8-8 and 1-2 with the loss to Shreve (16-4, 4-0). The Lady Gators are No. 4 in the 5A power rankings.
Plain Dealing fell to 7-12 and 1-2 with the loss to Arcadia (13-4, 4-0). The Lady Hornets are No. 2 in the Class 1A power rankings.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org