For a few days anyway, the Parkway Panthers will have sole possession of the District 1-5A boys basketball lead.
The Panthers defeated parish rival Haughton 60-46 in a District 1-5A game Friday night at Parkway. Parkway (18-9, 8-1) leads Southwood (19-5, 7-1), which was idle Friday, by a half-game with three to play.
Evangel (12-13, 6-2) lost to Byrd and dropped out of a share of the lead.
In another District 1-5A contest, Airline fell to Captain Shreve 63-61 in overtime at Airline.
Bossier closed in on the District 1-4A title with a 64-41 rout of North DeSoto in Stonewall. The Bearkats (20-9, 7-0) lead defending champion Fair Park (19-7, 5-2), which defeated Benton Friday, and Woodlawn (20-7, 5-2) by two games with three to play.
Bossier can clinch a share of its eighth straight district title with a victory over Huntington Tuesday at home.
In District 1-1A, Plain Dealing rolled past Cedar Creek 72-50 at home.
At Parkway, Trey Webber and Kamren Davis scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, to lead the Panthers. Terrace Marshall Jr. chipped in with 12.
Parkway jumped out to an early 10-point lead. Haughton rallied to within six in the second quarter, but the Panthers closed the half with an 8-0 run.
Parkway led by as many as 17 in the third quarter. Haughton got within 11 a couple of times but couldn’t get any closer.
Damien Sears led the Bucs with 21 points.
At Stonewall, Tyrese English pumped in 18 points to lead Bossier. Jacoby Decker and Chris Davenport scored 10 each. Donnell Mason added nine and Larry Robinson III eight.
At Plain Dealing, Keldrick Carper had another big game for the Lions (12-13, 6-4), scoring 28 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Max Washington added 11 points and Dakeldrick Oliver 10.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com