The Greenacres Mustangs are in sole possession of the Bossier Parish middle school boys basketball seventh- and eighth-grade district leads.
Greenacres swept Haughton on Thursday, winning the eighth-grade game 51-47 and the seventh-grade game 35-22.
The Mustangs eighth-grade squad improved to 6-0 in district play. Greenacres leads Cope by two games with four to play. Haughton and Rusheon are 3-3.
In another eighth-grade game, Rusheon downed Cope 57-44 for its third straight victory.
The Mustangs seventh-grade team improved to 5-1. Benton, Elm Grove and Cope are tied for second at 4-2.
In other seventh-grade games Thursday, Cope downed Rusheon 40-29 and Elm Grove defeated Benton.
At Haughton, Malcolm Britt led Greenacres to the eighth-grade victory with 22 points. He scored 16 in the first half as the Mustangs built a 26-20 lead.
Kedrick Henderson scored 15 points, including nine in the third quarter. D’Ante Bell added nine.
Kilian Malena topped Haughton with 14 points. Tristan Sweeney added 10 and CJ McWilliams chipped in with nine. D’Marcus Hall grabbed nine rebounds.
Deveon Corley continued his outstanding season for the victorious Greenacres seventh-grade squad with 12 points. Devorrick Woods added six.
At Cope, the hot-shooting Rams hit nine 3-pointers in the eighth-grade victory.
Kedrick Boone led Rusheon’s balanced scoring attack with 15 points. Andric Robinson added 13. Tim King scored all 12 of his points on 3-pointers. Kevin Pouncy added eight points and Brian Feaster seven.
Brandon Marshall paced Cope with 12 points and Jose Santiago added 11. Santiago sank three 3-pointers. Devin Jason chipped in with nine points.
Devin Bilbo scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half for the victorious Cope seventh-graders. Josh Norris helped the Cougars’ cause with 14 points. Jonathan Tauzin hit two 3-pointers.
Artari Cook and Roderick Francis scored 16 and 13, respectively, to lead Rusheon.
NOTE: The above report was compiled from information received from coaches.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org