The Haughton Lady Bucs, Cope Lady Cougars and Greenacres Lady Mustangs won eighth-grade girls basketball district games Thursday.
Haughton topped Elm Grove 20-12, Cope downed Benton 48-34 and Greenacres defeated Rusheon 33-25.
In seventh-grade action, Elm Grove defeated Haughton, Cope topped Benton 27-21 and Rusheon edged Greenacres 14-13.
At Cope, Kayla Hampton poured in 25 points to lead the victorious Lady Cougars eighth-grade squad.
Makenzee Perry added 10 points and Kori Rice nine.
Riley Grace Stanford and Kennedy Stevens led Benton with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Tahlor Walker added seven.
Walker and Stevens were the Lady Tigers leading rebounders. Ella Kate Malley and Molly Machen were cited for their defensive play. Stevens and Stanford played well on offense and defense.
Regan Amos and Catherine Jurkovich scored eight points each to lead the Cope seventh-grade team to the victory. Jania Jones added six.
Ryuka Roddy paced Benton with eight points and also turned in an outstanding defensive effort. Tate Sellers and Rylie Tippett combined for seven points.
Marissa Schoth led the rebounding effort. Roddy and Sellers were cited for their all-around play.
At Haughton, seven Lady Bucs scored in the eighth-grade victory.
Brooklyn Bockaus led the team with six points and Kaleigh Brown added four.
Ja’Navia Smith, Chassity Thompson, Averi Phillips, Jiana Stewartburgess and Qualyana Brooks combined for 10.
Darnesha Bonner topped Elm Grove with six points. Katelyn Konicki, Caellen Burr and Candice Dean combined for six.
Mikayla Williams led the Elm Grove seventh-grade team to the victory with 10 points.
Mackenzie Eason and Amoree Williams combined for eight. Zahria Shyne led Haughton.
At Greenacres, Cha’Kendell Wyatt scored 12 points and Jina Baffuto 10 to lead the Lady Mustangs to the eighth-grade victory. Baffuto hit two 3-pointers.
Janie Johnson added six points and Kierra Nelson five. Nelso was also cited for her defensive play and rebounding.
Makayla Blade, Katie Kent and Jakayla Brown combined for 10 points for Greenacres in the seventh-grade game.
NOTE: The above report was compiled from information received from coaches.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org