1-5A boys basketball: Vikings rally past Bucs

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Airline Vikings rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Haughton Bucs 64-51 in a District 1-5A game Friday night at Haughton.

Elsewhere in District 1-5A, Parkway fell to co-leader Captain Shreve 68-58 at Shreve.

All three teams close the season Tuesday night. Airline hosts Shreve, Haughton hosts Southwood and Parkway hosts Byrd.

Haughton got off to a strong start against Airline. J’Marcia Banks hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the first quarter as the Bucs rolled to a 22-12 lead.

Haughton’s Javonte Woodard takes the ball to the basket against Airline Friday night.
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Haughton’s Javonte Woodard takes the ball to the basket against Airline Friday night.

But the Vikings chipped away in the second quarter. Austin Brannon hit three of his four 3-pointers and Airline trailed just 31-27 at the half.

Airline took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Bucs 23-10.

Larry Robinson, who didn’t score in the first half, had eight points in the quarter. KJ Bilbo scored seven, and Noah Hildebrand hit two 3-pointers.

Haughton got as close as six in the fourth quarter, but the Vikings pulled away.

Bilbo led Airline (10-18, 4-5) with 14 points. Brannon added 12 and Robinson 11. Hildebrand and Dooley scored 10 each.

PJ Douglas chipped in with 11 for Haughton (7-18, 0-9) and Javonte Woodard added 10.

At Shreve, Parkway couldn’t overcome a sluggish start in the loss to the Gators.

William McKnight led the Panthers (11-13, 3-6) with 11 points and Brodrick Jefferson had 10. Gabe Decuir an Keondre Wudtee scored eight each.

Jesse McWright led Shreve (15-9, 7-2) with 27.