Girls basketball: Benton Middle sweeps Keithville

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The Benton Middle School Lady Tigers swept Keithville in girls basketball non-district action Monday.

Benton won the eighth-grade game 34-12 and the seventh-grade game 23-3.

Emily Ward led the Benton eighth-graders with 12 points and played outstanding defense, coach Mary Jo Duddy said. Abbie Wynn scored nine points and “was great on the boards,” Duddy said.

Makenzie Chaffin, Georgia Carroway, Morgan Bradford and Hannah Parker also contributed offensively. Guards Savannah Powell and Abby Colvin were defensive standouts, Duddy said.

Te’Quaza Chambers scored 11 points and Claire Ambrose added eight to lead the Benton seventh-graders. Alisa Harris, Madi Simms and Emily Cox played outstanding defense, Duddy said. Mar’Kayla Clark came off the bench to get several rebounds.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com