The Parkway Panthers regained a share of the District 1-5A lead with a 37-36 victory over the Evangel Christian Academy Eagles on Tuesday night at Evangel.
Parkway (15-9, 5-1), Evangel (11-12, 5-1) and Southwood (17-5, 5-1) share the 1-5A lead through the first half of district play.
Elsewhere in 1-5A, Southwood used a big second half to defeat Airline 64-43 and Haughton fell to Captain Shreve 65-59.
In District 1-4A, Bossier rolled past Northwood 52-19. The Bearkats (17-9, 4-0) took sole possession of first place thanks to Woodlawn’s 65-57 victory over defending champion Fair Park (17-6, 3-1). The Bearkats host the Indians Friday night.
Fair Park defeated Bossier 36-33 in the finals of the Doc Edwards Invitational Dec. 30.
Benton fell to Huntington 79-54 in another 1-4A contest.
In District 1-1A, Plain Dealing lost a close one to Haynesville 59-57.
At Evangel, Terrace Marshall Jr. scored 15 points and Kamren Davis had eight to lead the Panthers, who ended a two-game slide. Marshall scored the winning basket with 20 seconds left. The Eagles missed a couple of shots in the final seconds.
At Airline, the Vikings went toe-to-toe with the Cowboys in the first half and the game was tied at 25. But Southwood went on an 11-0 run to start the second half thanks in part to some Airline turnovers.
The Vikings rallied to within four, but the Cowboys ended the quarter on a 7-0 run. Airline couldn’t make a charge in the fourth.
Jacob Guest and Trent Ivy led Airline (10-15, 1-5) with 12 points each. Tyreke Jones and Shakelvin Calhoun paced Southwood with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
At Captain Shreve, Haughton placed three players in double figures in the loss. Brandon Deane had 18, Antonio Woodfork 17 and Damien Sears 14.
At Northwood, Antonio Davis scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Bossier, which won its fourth straight game.
Tyrese English added nine points and Larry Robinson III eight. CJ Jarmon and Jacoby Decker combined for 12.
At Plain Dealing, Keldrick Carper scored 28 points in a tough loss for the Lions (10-12, 6-3).
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com