Boys basketball: Three parish teams make playoffs; Bossier to host first-round game


The Parkway Panthers, Bossier Bearkats and Plain Dealing Lions are headed to the LHSAA boys basketball playoffs.

Only District 1-4A champion Bossier will host a first-round game Thursday. The No. 4 seed Bearkats (22-10) will face No. 29 Neville (12-16), the third-place team in District 2, in Class 4A.

The other two first-round games will be Friday.

District 1 co-champion Parkway (21-10), the No. 28 seed, travels to No. 5 Ruston (24-7) in Class 5A.
Ruston defeated Parkway 56-34 in Ruston on Dec. 22.

The Bearcats finished tied for second in District 2-5A with West Monroe.

In Class 1A, No. 26 Plain Dealing (13-14) will visit No. 7 Delhi (19-9), the fourth-place team in District 2.

— Russell Hedges,