The Benton Lady Tigers and Haughton Lady Bucs won district games this week as the girls basketball regular season neared its conclusion.
The Lady Tigers knocked off Minden 62-45 in a District 1-4A game Wednesday night at Benton.
The Lady Tigers (19-11, 5-4) close the regular season tonight at home against Northwood. Benton will make the playoffs and has a chance to host a home game.
Haughton defeated Parkway 51-47 in a District 1-5A game Wednesday at Parkway.
The Lady Bucs improved to 22-9 overall and 6-3 in the district. Haughton can finish tied with Airline for second place with a victory over the Lady Vikings at home tonight.
Airline (17-11, 7-2) had a chance to move into a tie for first Thursday night but dropped a 74-62 decision to host Southwood, which clinched the district title.
Elsewhere, Bossier completed its season with a 66-31 loss to District 1-3A co-champion Mansfield at Mansfield.
Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing fell to Arcadia 55-48 at Plain Dealing Thursday. Arcadia clinched the District 1-1A title.
At Benton, Brandy Harris poured in 25 points to lead the Lady Tigers. Megan Fream added 19 and Gabby Jackson 11.
Benton led 31-26 at the half then went on an 9-2 run for a 40-28 advantage.
The Lady Tigers then withstood a brief Minden rally and pulled away in the fourth quarter.
At Parkway, Britttany Robinett scored 13 points and Ebone’ Green and Mattie McCoy had 12 each to lead Haughton.
At Southwood, the Lady Cowboys knocked down nine 3-pointers in the first half alone and led 37-20.
Southwood (22-6, 9-0) led 54-35 after three but Airline didn’t give up and made a run in the fourth. The lead was too much to overcome.
Jasmyn Carswell led Airline with 16 points. Madison Roland added 14 and Kei McCoy 13.
At Mansfield, Tiffany Lynn topped Bossier with 10 points. The Lady Bearkats ended the season 9-18 and 4-6 in District 1-3A. Bossier played the entire season without Deniera McGlothan, an 2013 first-team All-Parish selection who suffered a knee injury in a preseason scrimmage.
At Plain Dealing, Teauna Perry paced New Tech with 19 points. Draunatika Thomas added six.
The Lady Lions (16-11, 6-2) will be going to the playoffs. They close the regular season at home tonight against Haynesville and in Ruston Saturday against Cedar Creek.