The Benton Lady Tigers swept seventh- and eighth-grade games in the Bossier Parish Middle School Girls Basketball Jamboree on Thursday.
In eighth-grade games, Benton edged Rusheon 17-16 and defeated Haughton 21-6. In seventh-grade games, Benton downed Rusheon 26-14 and Haughton 26-14.
Elm Grove defeated Greenacres and Cope in seventh-grade games. Greenacres and Cope won the eighth-grade contests.
Riley Grace Stanford and Tahlor Walker combined for 10 points in Benton’s eighth-grade win over Rusheon. Walker was the top rebounder. Kennedy Stevens and Molly Machen were defensive standouts. Stevens was also cited for her overall play.
Stanford led the Lady Tigers with five points against Haughton. Walker, Ella Kate Malley and Stevens combined for 12 points. Kate Evans led the team in rebounding. Laci Hedgepeth and Mackenzie Young were defensive standouts. Machen and Hedgepeth both had strong overall performances.
Ryuka Roddy topped Benton’s seventh-grade team with six points in the win over Rusheon. Tate Sellers, Rylie Tippett and Paris Salley combined for 12 points. Lauren Hall and Danielle Colemon led the rebounding effort. Marissa Schoth and Jermirica Carper were defensive standouts. Roddy and Chloe Kelly were cited for the overall play.
Roddy led the Lady Tigers with eight points and played outstanding defense against Haughton. Tippett led the team in rebounding. Carper contributed with her offensive and defensive play.
Mikaylah Williams scored 14 points in Elm Grove’s seventh-grade win over Greenacres. She also had 11 against Cope.
Elm Grove’s Darnesha Bonner and Melanie Willis combined for seven points in the eighth-grade loss to Greenacres.
NOTE: The above report was compiled from information received from coaches.
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