The Parkway Panthers and Bossier Bearkats were the only two Bossier Parish boys basketball teams to come away with victories Friday night.
After a slow start, Parkway dominated the Haughton Bucs 91-66 in a District 1-5A game at Parkway. Bossier pulled away in the second half for a 59-51 District 1-3A victory over Green Oaks at home.
Elsewhere, Airline dropped a 74-46 decision to Southwood in 1-5A action at Southwood, and Benton fell to Woodlawn 72-45 in a District 1-4A game at Woodlawn.
At Parkway, Haughton got off to a fast start and led 11-4 early. The Panthers rallied and led 16-15 after the first quarter. Forcing turnovers with strong defensive pressure, Parkway took control in the second quarter and led 43-29 at the half.
Parkway played without two starters, 6-foot-5 forward Artavious Lynn and swing man Juwon Johnson. Both were on football recruiting visits — Lynn to the University of Massachusetts and Johnson to Arkansas-Monticello.
The other Panthers took up the slack. Six players scored in double figures led by Niki Edwards’ 16. William Knight added 13, Tristan Hill 12 and Trey Webber 11. Gabe Decuir and Nakedrick Millsaps scored 10 each.
Haughton was led by Cody Lilly with 22 points. Javonte Woodard added 13, Ja’marcia Banks 12 and Damien Sears 10.
Parkway improved to 17-7 overall and 2-1 in 1-5A. The Panthers are tied with Southwood and Captain Shreve for second. Byrd, which defeated Shreve 70-55 Friday, leads at 3-0.
At Bossier, the Bearkats trailed 29-27 at the half and then outscored the giants 32-22 in the second.
Kentrell Hardy led Bossier with 18 points. Larry Robinson scored 11, and Donnell Mason had seven.
Bossier evened its record at 10-10 and improved to 3-0 in 1-3A. The Bearkats will put their 63-game district winning streak on the line Tuesday at home against North Webster.
At Plain Dealing, the Lions got to the free-throw line 10 times in the first quarter and made just one. They went into the second quarter trailing 15-6 and never recovered.
Chiner Long led Plain Dealing with eight points. Domonique Jenkins added seven.
Arcadia, which came into the game ranked No. 2 in the Class 1A power ratings, improved to 19-3 and 4-0 in district. Plain Dealing, which was No. 17, fell to 12-9 and 3-1.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org