Brodrick Jefferson scored 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Parkway Panthers pulled away for a 78-69 District 1-5A victory over the Haughton Bucs Friday night at Haughton.
Elsewhere in 1-5A, the Airline Vikings fell to the Southwood Cowboys 70-60 at Airline, and the defending champion Captain Shreve Gators surprised preseason favorite Byrd 100-79 at Shreve.
Parkway (10-8, 2-1), Byrd (20-4, 2-1) and Shreve (10-8, 2-1) are tied for second in the district, one game behind Southwood (14-8, 3-0).
The Parkway-Haughton was close for most of the game.
The Bucs (7-12, 0-3) led 18-13 after the first quarter.
William McKnight scored 12 of his team-high 22 points in the second quarter as Parkway took a 35-34 halftime lead.
The Panthers led 53-51 going into the fourth and then pulled way behind Jefferson.
Keondre Wudtee scored five of his nine points, including a big 3-pointer, in the quarter.
Jefferson finished with 16 points. Juwon Johnson helped the Panthers’ cause with nine points.
Haughton placed four players in double figures. Javonte Woodard led the way with 23 points. PJ Douglas and Damien Sears scored 14 each, and Ray Cole had 10.
At Airline, the Vikings went neck-and-neck with the Cowboys for the first two quarters.
Airline trailed 29-26 at the half but tied it seconds in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Austin Brannon.
But Southwood went on a 13-4 run after that to take control.
The Cowboys led 46-37 after three quarters and Airline never got closer than seven.
Robby Dooley topped the Vikings (6-16, 0-3) with 12 points. Brannon chipped in with 11, and Noah Hildebrand had nine.
Detarrius Hubbard led Southwood with 17.
Airline hosts Haughton Tuesday night..