Thursday was a day of split decisions in Bossier Parish middle school boys district basketball action.
Rusheon, Cope and Benton were victorious in eighth-grade games. Elm Grove, Haughton and Greenacres triumphed in seventh-grade games.
In eighth-grade games, Rusheon downed Haughton 57-21, Cope got past Elm Grove 37-34 and Benton slipped past Greenacres 35-31.
In seventh-grade games, Elm Grove eased past Cope 33-27, Haughton dropped Rusheon 51-30 and Greenacres defeated Benton 46-30.
At Haughton, Ja’Nyron Rogers tossed in 13 points and Deandre Thomas scored 11 to lead the Rusheon eighth-grade team to the victory.
Haughton got six points from Eric Rost and five from James Rose.
D’Marcus Hall and Kevin Hill scored 13 points each to lead the Bucs seventh-grade squad to the victory. Keyshawn Davis added eight points for Haughton, which overcame an early seven-point deficit.
Jalkeldrick Thomas and Kedrick Henderson led Rusheon with 10 and eight points, respectively. Jerry Anderson added four.
At Greenacres, Johntavious Johnson pumped in 14 points for the victorious Benton eighth-graders. Bubba Osby and Ethan Yarbrough scored eight each.
Fred Lemons had a big game for the Mustangs with 19 points.
Malcolm Britt poured in 23 points to lead the Greenacres seventh-grade squad to the victory. Britt scored 17 in the second half, including 11 in the third quarter alone. Jayden Mosley and Max Washburn combined for 13.
T. Butler led Benton with 14 points. L. Yellott hit three 3-pointers and scored 12.
At Elm Grove, Tarae Robinson led the Cope eighth-graders with 15 points, and Kaalas Roots added 10. The Cougars were 12 of 18 from the free-throw line.
Nic Cannon and Amani Larry led the Eagles with 10 points each.
The Elm Grove seventh-grade squad outscored Cope 17-7 in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. Samorii Dooley topped the Eagles with 13 points. Tobias Boone chipped in with six.
Jamal Johnson paced Cope with seven points. Brandon Marshall and Thomas Wilson added six each.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org