“Doc” Edwards boys: Parkway takes consolation title

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Parkway Panthers won the “Doc” Edwards Memorial Invitational boys’ consolation title with a 66-49 victory over the Airline Vikings on Saturday at the CenturyLink Center.

Rob Harper, a 6-foot-7 senior post player, led the Panthers with 17 points and was named to the all-tournament team.

Niki Edwards chipped in 13 points for the Panthers, and sophomore Keondre Wudtee had nine.

Sophomore Larry Robinson paced Airline with 14 points, and freshman Noah Hildebrand had 10. The Vikings started two freshmen and two sophomores.

Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune Airline’s Kei McCoy plays defense during the championship game of the “Doc” Edwards tournament Saturday at the CenturyLink Center.
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Airline’s Kei McCoy plays defense during the championship game of the “Doc” Edwards tournament Saturday at the CenturyLink Center.

Friday, the Bossier Bearkats fell to eventual runner-up North Webster 60-55 in the quarterfinals.

Bossier junior Kentrell Hardy hit seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 29 points.

Devonte Hall added 13 and Darius Leary had nine.

North Webster’s Montavious Smih matched Hardy’s 29 points.

The Bearkats led after a quarter but were outscored 12-4 in the second and trailed by five at the half.

North Webster lost to Richwood of Monroe 61-58 in the title game Saturday night.

Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing fell to Huntington 61-46 in the quarterfinals Friday.

Ja’Carlius Stromile topped the Lions with 13 points. Huntington saw its undefeated run end with a 70-66 semifinal loss to Richwood later Friday.

Parkway advanced to the consolation finals with a 95-70 win over Haughton.

Five Panthers scored in double figures led by Gabe Decuir’s 15 and Juwon Johnson’s 14.

PJ Douglas and Javonte Woodard led Haughton with 15 points each.

Airline advanced with a 59-44 win over Red River.

Hildebrand led the Vikings with 17 points, and Austin Brannon had 14.