Boys basketball: Airline takes consolation title

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Airline Vikings won the consolation title in the Bossier Federal Credit Union Parkway tournament with a 64-62 victory over Southwood Saturday.

The tournament was played at Airline because of a water mane break on Barksdale Boulevard last week.

Tyrice Neal poured in 16 points to lead the Vikings. Austin Brannon and Tristan Wallis had 10 apiece.

Airline defeated Parkway 53-43 in the consolation semifinals played earlier Saturday.

Neal again led the way with 10 points. Austin Brannon added nine.

Niki Edwards paced Parkway with 12.

Airline players battle for the ball during a  game against Minden last week. The Vikings visit undefeated Huntington Tuesday night.
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Airline players battle for the ball during a game against Minden last week. The Vikings visit undefeated Huntington Tuesday night.

Airline (5-5) visits Huntington (8-0) Tuesday night.

In the championship semifinals Saturday, Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing fell to Northwood 63-60.

Chiner Long scored 14 points to lead the Lions. Keldrick Carper, Tray Harris and Vantrez Johnson added 10 apiece.

New Tech also suffered a 3-point loss in the third-place game, 64-61, to Texas High.

Carper and Long topped the Lions with 14 points each.

New Tech (6-3), which had a five-game winning streak snapped against Northwood, visits Pleasant Hill Tuesday night.

Northwood won the championship with a 56-52 victory over Fair Park.

Bossier (5-4) visits Byrd (11-1) in the only game tonight.

Bossier is coming off a 84-77 loss to undefeated Huntington. Byrd won the Doyline tournament with a 90-83 victory ove Minden on Saturday.

The game will feature two of Shreveport-Bossier City’s top players in Bossier guard Devonte Hall and Byrd guard Chad Lott.

In other games Tuesday night, Benton (3-2) hosts Parkway (0-3), Bossier hosts Ouachita and Haughton (3-6) hosts North DeSoto.