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Boys basketball: Bossier routs Green Oaks; Benton, New Tech fall in district play


Russell Hedges



The Bossier Bearkats routed Green Oaks 62-40 Friday night to set up a showdown against North Webster for the District 1-3A lead.

The Bearkats (16-7, 3-0) and the Knights (17-7, 3-0) face off in Springhill Tuesday night at 7:30.

Bossier will take a 53-game district winning streak into the game. North Webster defeated the Bearkats 60-55 in the “Doc” Edwards Invitational in late December.

The Bearkats raced to a 14-3 lead in the first quarter at Green Oaks and extended it to 35-14 at the half.

Devonte Hall paced Bossier with 18 points. Kentrell Hardy added 15 and Darius Leary had 14.

Elsewhere, Benton fell to Woodlawn 69-54 in a District 1-4A game at Benton.

The Tigers fell to 3-14 overall and 0-3 in district.

Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing lost to Arcadia 59-39 in a District 1-1A game at Arcadia.

Keldrick Carper scored 14 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Lions (13-7, 2-2).

Ja’Carlius Stromile and Chiner Long combined for 13 points.

The Lions led at the half but Arcadia dominated the second half.

The Hornets (19-2, 4-0) are ranked No. 1 in the LHSAA’s Class 1A power rankings.




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