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Basketball: Airline boys and girls, Haughton girls win

The Haughton and Airline girls and the Airline boys posted basketball victories Tuesday night.

The Haughton girls defeated Minden 58-51 at Minden. Minden returned the favor in the boys game, downing the Bucs 73-47.

The Airline boys defeated Plain Dealing 79-63 at Plain Dealing. The Airline girls knocked off the Lady Lions 59-44.

Elsewhere, the Bossier Lady Kats fell to Fair Park 67-52 in the Thanksgiving Classic.

At Haughton, Lomia Watkins tossed in 16 points and Cassandra Simmons added 12 to lead the Lady Bucs (3-1) to the victory. Chelcy Swint and Ebone’ Green scored nine each.

Haughton led as many as 10 points in the second half, but Minden got as close as four late in the game thanks to a couple of 3-pointers. The Lady Bucs hit a couple of free throws and made some defensive stops to keep the Lady Tiders at bay.

In the boys game, the Crimson Tide took an early lead and steadily pulled away. Anfernee Red proved to much for the Bucs to handle inside. He led Minden with 23 points. JJ Sneed contributed 14 points.

Two players who played their final football game last Friday led Haughton (2-2) in scoring. Javonte Woodard had 14 and Ja’Marcia Banks 10.

At Plain Dealing, Kei McCoy continued her hot start to the season, leading Airline (3-0) with 23 points. Tyra Kidd helped the Lady Vikings’ cause with 12 points. Madison Rowland added nine.

Draunautika Thomas led Plain Dealing with 20 points. Hersey Stumon added 12.

Noah Hildebrand scored 22 points and KJ Bilbo 20 to lead the Airline boys to the win. Scott Jackson chipped in with 14. The Vikings improved to 3-0.

Plain Dealing’s Chiner Long led all scorers with 30 points. Marcus Gay added 13 and Desmond Ford 10.

In the Thanksgiving Classic, Fair Park’s Ty’Ronica Foster was too much for Bossier, tossing in 37 points.

Necka Wynn topped Bossier (2-2) with 12 points and Gabbie Mason had 10. Brittany Wallace had nine points and 15 rebounds. Tia Walker also scored nine.

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