Boys basketball: Bossier lone winner among parish teams

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

Bossier was the only parish team to come away with a victory in boys basketball action Tuesday night.

The Bearkats kept their perfect District 1-3A record intact with a 71-60 home victory over Booker T. Washington.

The Parkway Panthers and Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing Lions suffered tough district losses.

The Panthers took District 1-5A leader Southwood to the wire before falling 56-54.

The Lions fell to District 1-1A second-place team Grambling 48-46 in Grambling.

Elsewhere in District 1-5A, Airline fell to third-place Byrd 89-61 at home and Haughton lost to second-place Captain Shreve 86-58 at Haughton.

Benton hung with Loyola for most of the game before falling 61-54 in a District 1-4A contest at Benton.

At Bossier, the Bearkats cruised to a 37-18 halftime lead en route to the victory over the Lions.

Junior Kentrell Hardy led Bossier (18-9, 6-0) with 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Devonte Hall chipped in with 15. Malik Dunn added 14 and Lajerico Hall nine.

Jere Grice/Press-Tribune Parkway's Gabe Decuir goes up for a shot during the Panthers' loss to Southwood Tuesday night.
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Parkway’s Gabe Decuir goes up for a shot during the Panthers’ loss to Southwood Tuesday night.

At Parkway, the Panthers took a 41-37 lead into the fourth quarter but the Cowboys (17-8, 6-0) rallied for the victory.

Brodrick Jefferson paced Parkway (10-9, 2-4) with 14 points. Keondre Wudtee added 11, and Cory Hamilton had eight.

John Parker topped Southwood with 16 points.

At Grambling, Chiner Long scored 10 points and Ja’Carlius Stromile nine to lead New Tech (15-8, 4-3) in the loss.

Keldrick Carper scored eight points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

At Airline, the Vikings stayed even with the Jackets in the first quarter but Byrd took control in the second with a 27-11 run.

The Jackets (22-5, 4-2) were hot throughout the game from long range, nailing 12 3-pointers.

Freshmen K.J. Bilbo and Noah Hildebrand led Airline (7-18, 1-5) with 15 points each. Hildebrand had four of Airline’s five 3-pointers.

Chad Lott led four Byrd players in double figures with 17 points.

At Shreve, after a slow start, Haughton remained within striking distance of the Gators and trailed by 10 going into the fourth.

But Shreve dominated the fourth and turned the game into a rout.

Javonte Woodard pumped in 24 points to lead Haughton (7-16, 0-6) and PJ Douglas had 21.

Jesse McWright topped Shreve (13-8, 5-1) with 25 points.

At Benton, the Tigers cut a eight-point halftime deficit to five going into the fourth quarter but couldn’t complete the rally.

William Givens and Josh Sherer scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead Benton (4-16, 0-7).

Eldrick English led Loyola (17-9, 4-3) with 24.�