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Girls basketball: Benton maintains 1-4A lead with OT victory; Haughton, Bossier, Plain Dealing win

Brandy Harris poured in 36 points to lead the Benton Lady Tigers to a 65-58 overtime victory over the Huntington Lady Raiders on Tuesday night at Huntington.

Benton (21-7, 5-0) maintained a one-game lead over Bossier (17-5, 4-1), which routed Northwood 70-37, and Fair Park (14-10, 4-1) in District 1-4A.

In District 1-5A, Haughton knocked off Captain Shreve 59-46, Airline fell to Southwood 41-24 and Parkway lost to Evangel Christian 51-36.

In District 1-1A, Plain Dealing routed Haynesville 44-25.

At Huntington, Benton rallied from a 25-18 halftime deficit to get within one going into the fourth quarter. The game went into overtime tied at 53.

In addition to her big night scoring, Harris had seven rebounds and three assists. Emily Ward had a double-double with 14 point and 16 rebounds.

Aimee Gentry had eight big points and three steals. Morgan Bradford had eight rebounds to go with five points.

At Northwood, Bossier’s Brittany Wallace posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Necka Wynn scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds.

Destiny Thomas fell just short of a double-double with 12 points and nine boards. Tia Walker had six points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

At Airline, the Lady Vikings hung with Southwood for a half, trailing 17-16. But the Lady Cowboys took control with a 15-5 third quarter.

Camila Rodriguez led Airline (10-12, 5-3) with 10 points. The Lady Vikings had a four-game winning streak snapped. Southwood (20-7, 7-0) won its sixth straight.

At Captain Shreve, Inez Green and Champagne Dennis scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, to lead the Lady Bucs (7-13, 3-5) to the victory. Cassandra Simmons added 13.

At Evangel, Chelsea Randle scored 16 points for Parkway in the loss.

At Haynesville, Draunatika Thomas tossed in 13 points for the victorious Lady Lions (17-6, 7-1). Plain Dealing remained one game behind Arcadia in the 1-1A standings.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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