Boys basketball: Parkway, Bossier stay atop district standings with victories over parish rivals

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The Parkway Panthers and Bossier Bearkats stayed atop their respective district standings with victories Tuesday night over Bossier Parish rivals.

Parkway defeated Airline 71-57 in a District 1-5A game at Airline. Bossier downed Benton 63-41 in a District 1-4A game at Bossier.

In another District 1-5A game, Haughton fell to Byrd 78-48 at Byrd.

In District 1-1A, Plain Dealing ended a two-game slide with a 56-47 victory at Ringgold.

At Airline, senior guard Keondre Wudtee had one of his best scoring games of the season in Parkway’s victory. He hit four 3-pointers in the first half and led the Panthers with 19 points.

Robert McKnight added 13 points and Trey Webber chipped in with eight.

Parkway improved to 17-9 overall and 7-1 in 1-5A. Parkway and Southwood, which defeated Captain Shreve 76-44, are tied for the lead. Evangel is a half-game back at 6-1. The Eagles were idle Tuesday.

The Panthers led 34-24 at the half, but the Vikings started the third quarter with a 12-4 run to get within 38-36. They couldn’t sustain the momentum, though, and Parkway went on a 12-0 run to regain control.

Jacob Guest led Airline with 17 points. Scott Jackson added nine. TJ Robinson and KJ Bilbo scored eight each.

At Benton, Chris Davenport scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two blocks to lead the Bearkats.

Bossier improved to 19-9 and 6-0 in district with their sixth straight victory. Bossier visits North DeSoto Friday and then plays its final three regular-season games at home.

Travis Manning scored 12 for the Bearkats. Larry Robinson III had 11 points, three rebounds and two assists. Tybo Wimberly scored eight. Jacoby Decker had six points and three assists.

At Plain Dealing, Max Washington poured in 18 points to lead Plain Dealing. Ty Thomas and Desmond Ford scored 11 each.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com