Boys basketball: Bossier takes 1-3A opener

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Bossier Bearkats opened District 1-3A play with a 67-51 victory over the Booker T. Washington Lions Friday night at Bossier.

The game was originally scheduled for BTW but a bat problem at the BTW gym forced the move.

Bossier guard Devonte Hall, the co-MVP on The Press-Tribune’s All-Parish team last season, continued his outstanding senior season with 30 points to lead the Bearkats (14-7).

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Bossier’s Kentrell Hardy fires up a shot during the Bearkats’ 67-51 victory over Booker T. Washington Friday night at Bossier. Hardy had 14 points.

The Bearkats outscored the Lions in every quarter. They led by eight at the half and by 12 after three quarters.

Junior guard Kentrell Hardy chipped in with 14 points.

Bossier won its 51st straight district game dating back to the 2007-08 season. The Bearkats resume district play Tuesday night at home against Mansfield (7-12, 0-1).

Elsewhere, the Benton Tigers dropped to 0-2 in District 1-4A with an 88-50 loss at Minden.

Rudy Davis led the Tigers (3-12) with 12 points and Patrick Edmonds had 10.

Benton visits Northwood (9-11, 0-2) Tuesday night.

Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing couldn’t overcome a poor shooting effort in a District 1-1A loss to Grambling.

Isaac Jacobs led the Lions (12-6, 1-1) with 10 points. New Tech hosts Cedar Creek Tuesday.