The Greenacres Mustangs have clinched the Bossier Parish middle school seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball titles.
The Greenacres eighth-grade team held off Cope 36-33 Tuesday to improve to 9-0. The Mustangs have a three-game lead over Cope (6-3) with only Thursday’s game at Elm Grove left.
The Greenacres seventh-grade team downed Cope 30-22 to improve to 8-1. The Mustangs have a two-game lead over Cope (6-3) and Elm Grove (6-3) with one to play.
In an eighth-grade game played Monday, Haughton downed Benton. In Monday’s seventh-grade games, Haughton edged Benton 38-35 and Elm Grove got past Rusheon 48-36.
At Greenacres, Malcolm Britt and D’Ante Bell scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Mustangs eighth-grade squad. Melvin Smith chipped in with nine and Kedrick Henderson added six.
Thomas Williams and Devin Jason scored nine each for Cope, according to the Greenacres’ scorebook. Jose Santiago added seven and Brandon Marshall six.
Greenacres led 24-13 at the half and 28-21 going into the fourth.
Deveon Corley poured in 20 points to lead the victorious Mustangs seventh-grade team. Jordan Boyd chipped in with five.
Jonathan Tauzin knocked down three 3-pointers and led Cope with 10 points. Dextrell Parks and Josh Norris combined for nine.
At Haughton, CJ McWilliams tossed in 12 points to lead the Bucs to the eighth-grade win. Antoine Ball added seven. Tristan Sweeney dished out six assists.
Deagan Covington and Ryder Woolen combined for eight points for Benton.
Malachi Burks topped the victorious Haughton seventh-grade team with 15 points. Jack Edwards helped the Bucs’ cause with six.
Todd Dominick led Benton with 10 points. Ashur Hall added eight and Brodie Romero seven.
At Rusheon, Artari Cook continued his good season for the Rusheon seventh-grade team, tossing in 16 points. Roderick Francis and Darrell Beck combined for 11.
NOTE: The above report was compiled from information received from coaches.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org