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Middle school girls basketball: Elm Grove, Cope complete first half of district season undefeated

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The Elm Grove Lady Eagles and Cope Lady Cougars have completed the first half of Bossier Parish middle school girls basketball district play undefeated.

Elm Grove defeated Benton 32-23 Monday to improve to 5-0 in the eighth-grade district. Haughton, which defeated Greenacres 34-23 Tuesday, is one game back. In the other eighth-grade game Tuesday, Rusheon picked up its first win, 30-24, over Cope.

Cope improved to 5-0 in the the seventh-grade district with a victory over Rusheon on Tuesday. Benton remained one game back with a 27-15 victory over Elm Grove on Monday. In the other seventh-grade game Tuesday, Haughton dropped Greenacres 30-19.

At Benton, Sh’Diamond McKnight poured in 18 points to lead the Elm Grove eighth-grade squad to the win.

Peyton Pipes and Karleigh Landry combined for six.

Jada Anderson scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Benton. Ta’Mya Davis, Ayanna Truitt and Anna Robins combined for seven points. Robins also had seven rebounds.

Davis and Truitt were cited for their defensive play.

Riley Grace Stanford paced the victorious Benton seventh-grade team with 10 points. Ella Kate Malley and Kennedy Stevens tossed in seven each.

Malley had eight rebounds and Stevens seven. Laci Hedgepeth and Molly Machen contributed with their defensive play.

Alexis Williams led the Lady Eagles with eight points. Caeleen Burr added four.

At Cope, Alerian Johnson pumped in 18 points to lead the Rusheon eighth-grade team. Amber Conway chipped in with 10.

Katie Curtis and Nautyca Batiste scored nine and eight points, respectively, to lead the Lady Cougars.

Brykayla Hampton scored 13 points and Kori Rice eight to lead the victorious Cope seventh-grade squad.

Tierra Carter scored for Rusheon.

At Haughton, Taralyn Sweeney topped the victorious Haughton eighth-grade team with 17 points.

Reagan Jorstad and Annie Chapple added four each. Paisley Reynolds, Kalayna Simpson and Christin Madison combined for seven.

Shanterrica Jones paced Greenacres with 10 points. Ainsley Ross added six. Ashley Marshall hit a 3-pointer and finished with five points.

Kaleigh Brown scored 11 points to lead Haughton to the seventh-grade win. Averi Phillips added eight and Brooklynn Bockhaus seven.

Brown and Phillips played outstanding defense.

Cha’kendell Wyatt led Greenacres with 15 points.

NOTE: The above report is based on information provided by coaches.