Basketball: Benton girls improve to 3-0

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Benton Lady Tigers remained undefeated on the young season with a 70-42 rout of Union Parish Monday night at Benton.

Madi Sessions and Gabby Jackson led the Lady Tigers (3-0) with 21 and 20 points, respectively. Megan Fream added 18.

Elsewhere in girls action, Haughton downed Minden 55-49 in a road game Tuesday night. Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing won home games over Northwood, 42-39, Monday night and North Webster, 52-22, Tuesday.

The Parkway Lady Panthers lost a hard-fought game to Booker T. Washington 57-52 in their first game in the BTW Classic Monday. The Lady Panthers dropped a three-point decision to Calvary Tuesday.

In boys action, the Bossier Bearkats fell to Peabody 51-48 Monday in a battle between two of the state’s powers in the Opelousas Tournament.

Bossier bounced back Monday with a 51-48 victory over Opelousas Tuesday night on Travis Manning’s 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer.

Haughton fell to Minden 76-66 at Minden.

Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing notched back-to-back home wins Monday and Tuesday night to improve to 3-1. The Lions downed Northwood 49-48 Monday and North Webster 60-33 Tuesday.

At Minden, Haughton improved to 3-2 behind Brittany Robinett’s 13 points and Mikayla Barber’s 11.

Mattie McCoy and Chelcy Swint had eight points each.

At Plain Dealing, Deaspria Harris topped the Lady Lions (4-1) against Northwood with 12 points. Teauna Perry added nine, and Draunitka Thomas eight. Curmincia Stumon led the way against North Webster with 14 and Perry had 12.

Clay Long scored 17 points and Jacorious Stromile 12 to lead the New Tech boys against Northwood. Long also led the Lions against North Webster with 19 points. Tray Harris and Vantrez Johnson added eight each.

At BTW, Tyra Kidd paced Parkway with 12 points. Kendall Lewis added eight and freshman Kourtney Landry chipped in with seven.

At Opelousas, Devonte Hall, the co-MVP on The Press-Tribune’s All-Parish team last season, paced Bossier against Peabody with 21 points. Kentrell Hardy added 12 and Darius Leary nine.

Hall also led Bossier against Opelousas with 17 points. Jericho Moss had 12 points and Leary added 11.