The Cope Cougars, Haughton Bucs and Greenacres Mustangs posted eighth-grade victories in Bossier Parish middle school boys basketball district action Thursday.
Cope downed Benton 40-28, Haughton dropped Elm Grove 40-29 and Greenacres defeated Rusheon 47-29.
In seventh-grade games, Benton rallied past Cope 34-27, Elm Grove defeated Haughton and Greenacres downed Rusheon 38-21.
At Haughton, Tristan Sweeney poured in 17 points to lead the victorious Haughton eighth-grade team. Kilian Malone added seven.
Malik Cooper and Zi Dooley scored nine and seven points, respectively, to lead Elm Grove.
Bryce Roberts scored 10 points and Dontrell Hall added eight for the victorious Eagles seventh-grade team.
Haughton’s Malachi Burks and Peyton Stovall combined for nine.
At Cope, Brandon Marshall scored 14 points and had five steals in the Cougars’ eighth-grade victory.
Jose Santiago came off the bench to score nine points. Subs Kyle McConathy and Craig Ross also contributed when the Cougars got in foul trouble.
In the seventh-grade game, Benton used a big second-half to pull out the victory. The Tigers trailed 15-4 going into the third quarter. Ashur Hall topped the Tigers with 10 points. Clint Lassiter added nine. Owen Wainscott and Brodie Romero scored seven each.
At Rusheon, D’Ante Bell tossed in 15 points to lead the Greenacres eighth-grade team. Jevorce White added 10, Melvin Smith nine and Kedrick Henderson eight.
Tim King led the Rusheon eighth-grade squad with 14 points. Kedrick Boone added seven.
Daveon Corley paced the Eagles seventh-grade squad with 15 points.
Artari Cook and Darrell Beck scored six points each for the Rusheon seventh-graders.
NOTE: The above report is compiled from information submitted by coaches. It will be updated when more information is received.