The Cope Cougars seventh- and eighth-grade teams finished the first half of the Bossier Parish middle school boys basketball district season undefeated with wins over Benton Monday evening at Cope.
The seventh-grade team won 53-31 and the eighth-won 35-30. Both Cope teams are 5-0.
Elsewhere, the Rusheon Rams seventh- and eighth-grade teams remained a game behind Cope in both districts with a sweep of Greenacres at Rusheon.
The seventh-graders pulled out a 46-42 victory, and the eighth-graders won 50-29.
The Haughton Bucs and Elm Grove Eagles split games at Elm Grove.
The seventh-grade Eagles rolled to victory, and the eighth-grade Bucs won 46-32.
At Cope, Quillin Dixon tossed in 16 points to lead the Cougars eighth-grade squad. Trenton Ivy added eight.
Cameron Robinson topped Benton, which struggled at the free-throw line, with 11 points. Jalen Harding chipped in with seven.
Ethan Yarbrough topped Benton’s seventh-graders with 14 points and Bubba Osby added nine.
At Rusheon, Jacoby Decker had another big game for the Rams seventh-grade team, pouring in 29 points.
Decker hit two 3-pointers, but Rusheon coach Thomas Chester said he scored most of his points on drives to the basket and short jumpers.
Landric Watson scored 11 and Richard Lister nine to lead the Rusheon eighth-graders.
Coach Cedric Washington said Keshawn Jones, Demario Hill and Isaiah Wallace all contributed to the victory.
At Elm Grove, Nick Cannon and Kobe Gill paced the victorious Eagles seventh-grade team with seven points each. Caleb Reese and Cade Pinner added five each.
Zishun Moore led the Haughton eighth-graders to the win with 11 points. Lavonta Gipson and Mario Cook added seven each.
Ty Hubbard dropped in 16 points to lead the Eagles and Ricky Norwood scored 10.