Cope sweeps district titles

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Cope Cougars swept the Bossier Parish boys basketball seventh- and eighth-grade district titles as the season came to a close Thursday.

The Cougars seventh-grade team won the outright title with a 33-17 victory over Benton

Cope finished the district season 9-1, one game ahead of Rusheon, which closed its season with a 46-27 victory over Greenacres.

In the other seventh-grade season finale, Elm Grove edged Haughton 34-32.

The Cope eighth-grade team finished a perfect 10-0 run in district play with a 34-24 victory over Benton.

Rusheon, which won big over Greenacres, finished second at 8-2.

In the other eighth-grade finale, Haughton downed Elm Grove 59-34.

At Benton, Kamren Davis scored nine points and blocked nine shots to lead the Cope seventh-graders.

TJ Robinson added eight points. Kaalas Roots, Will Lehr and Ty McCoy combined for 16.

Trenton Ivy had 10 points and five steals to lead the Cougars eighth-grade team, which finished 19-4 overall.

Quillin Dixon and Jontravious Jenkins scored seven each. Zylon Newson and Cameron Davis grabbed four rebounds each.

At Greenacres, Ja’Nron Rogers scored 16 points and Jacoby Decker 14 to lead the Rusheon seventh-graders to the win.

Brenden Moseley and Donnie Williams combined for 12 points.

Rusheon coach Cedric Washington said the eighth-grade victory was a “combined team effort.”

At Elm Grove, Nick Cannon paced the victorious Eagles seventh-grade team with eight points and Amani Larry added six.

Eric Rost topped Haughton with six points. Decarrio York and Felipe Montes combined for eight.

Jalob Walker poured in 13 points to lead the victorious Haughton eighth-grade team. DJ Adams and Zishun Moore had eight.

Ty Hubbard and Cameron Phillips each scored nine for Elm Grove.