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Boys basketball: Greenacres teams, Cope 8th remain undefeated; Haughton sweeps; Elm Grove 7th wins

The Greenacres seventh- and eighth-grade teams remained undefeated in Bossier Parish middle school boys basketball district play with victories Monday.

Greenacres swept Benton, winning the eighth-grade game 41-19 and the seventh-grade game 43-22. Both Mustang teams improved to 3-0.

The Cope Cougars remained tied with the Mustangs for first with a 33-26 victory over Elm Grove.

In the other eighth-grade game, Haughton downed Rusheon 45-35. The Bucs are in third place at 2-1.

In other seventh-grade games, Elm Grove edged Cope 33-30 and Haughton slipped past Rusheon 31-27. Benton and Elm Grove are tied for second at 2-1.

Cope got 12 points from Devin Bilbo.

At Benton, Malcolm Britt poured in 17 points with all of those coming in the first three quarters to lead the victorious Greenacres’ eighth-grade team. Kedrick Henderson and Melvin Smith combined for 13.

Ryder Woolen paced Benton with eight points, and Taylor Gibson added five.

Daveon Corley led the Mustangs seventh-graders with 17 points. Devin Brooks chipped in with 10.

Ryan Ward scored seven points to lead Benton. Todd Dominick tossed in five.

At Rusheon, CJ McWilliams pumped in 16 points to lead the Haughton eighth-grade squad to the win. Kilian Malena helped the Bucs’ cause with eight. D’Marcus Hall contributed to the win with his rebounding, coach Darin Walker said.

Tim King had another good game for Rusheon, scoring 20 points. Armani Heard added six.

Peyton Stovall led the victorious Bucs seventh-grade team with nine points. Colton Allen added seven.

Roderick Francis and Joao DaSilva scored nine and eight points, respectively, to lead Rusheon.

At Cope, Brandon Marshall continued his success this season with 12 points to lead the Cougars eighth-grade team to the win. Devon Jason added eight. Jose Santiago did another good job off the bench.

The Cougars led 20-14 at the half. A strong defensive effort in the third quarter helped them stretch the lead to 28-15 going into the fourth.

Starting point guard Amir Wineglass suffered a broken finger very late in the first half. He will have to miss some games but could return later in the season, coaches said.

Malik Cooper led Elm Grove with nine points. Zi Dooley and Tobias Boone combined for 10.

Gabe Larry scored 15 points and Jalun Reed added 11 to lead the victorious Elm Grove seventh-grade team.

NOTE: The above report is compiled from information submitted by coaches.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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