Girls basketball: Airline, Haughton, Bossier, New Tech win district games

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

Four parish girls basketball teams won district games Tuesday night.

The Airline Lady Vikings remained one game out of first place in District 1-5A with a 45-33 home victory over Byrd.

The Haughton Lady Bucs ended a two-game skid with a 65-41 rout of Captain Shreve at Shreve.

The Bossier Lady Kats won their third straight District 1-3A game 58-51 over Booker T. Washington at Bossier.

The Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing Lady Lions remained in second place in District 1-1A with a 48-33 victory at Grambling.

Elsewhere, the Loyola Lady Flyers rallied for a 58-54 District 1-4A victory over the Benton Lady Tigers at Benton. Parkway fell to district leader Southwood in 1-5A.

At Airline, Kei McCoy tossed in 16 points to lead the Lady Vikings (16-10, 6-1) past Byrd.

Airline controlled the game from the start, leading 16-7 after the first quarter and 23-10 at the half.

At Shreve, Mattie McCoy had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Haughton (20-8, 4-3).

Brittany Robinett scored 11 points and had eight rebounds.

Mikayla Barber added nine points, Ebone’ Green eight, Chelcy Swint eight and Brittany Knotts seven.

At Bossier, the Lady Kats used balanced scoring to knock off the Lady Lions.

Tiffany Lynn led four players in double figures with 13 points.

Brittany Wallace added 11, while Tish Reney and Gabbie Mason had 10 each.

At Plain Dealing, New Tech raised its record to 16-10 overall and 6-1 in district.

At Benton, the Lady Tigers led by six points early in the fourth quarter but the Lady Flyers caught fire from the field.

Loyola hit two straight 3-pointers to tie it. That ignited a 16-2 run that gave the Lady Flyers a 48-40 lead with 2:59 left.

Benton rallied and cut the lead to two on a 3-pointer by Megan Fream with 1:45 left. The Lady Tigers then had a chance to tie but couldn’t get the shot to fall, and Loyola held on for the win.

Gabby Jackson paced the Lady Tigers (18-10, 4-3) with 17 points, and Fream added 15.

 

Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune Benton's Megan Fream plays defense against Loyola Tuesday night.
Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune
Benton’s Megan Fream plays defense against Loyola Tuesday night.