Benton, Airline split basketball games

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

Airline and Benton split a pair of basketball games Thursday night at Benton.

The Benton girls won 50-39, and the Airline boys won 61-42.

Madi Sessions led the Lady Tigers, who improved to 2-0, with 17 points. Gabby Jackson added 12 points in the paint. Guard Megan Fream scored nine.

Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune Madi Sessions scored 17 points in Benton’s win over Airline Thursday at Benton.
Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune
Madi Sessions scored 17 points in Benton’s win over Airline Thursday at Benton.

The Lady Tigers led 20-14 at the half and extended it to 32-22 after three quarters. Benton hit 14 of 22 free throws in the fourth quarter. Sessions made six of nine.

Kei McCoy led Airline with 22 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter.

The Airline boys jumped on Benton early and raced to a 13-4 first-quarter lead. Freshman Noah Hildebrand hit two of his three 3-pointers in the quarter.

The Tigers closed the gap a little early in the second quarter before Airline pulled away. The Vikings outscored the Tigers 23-11 in the second to take a 36-15 halftime lead.

Airline maintained close to a 20-point lead throughout the second half.

Hildebrand led the Vikings (2-0) with 13 points. Robby Dooley added 12.

Tanner Craft led Benton (1-1) with eight points. Peter Moore and Kordy Stewart had seven each.