In two very competitive games, Benton swept Haughton in Bossier Parish middle school girls basketball action Monday.
The Lady Tigers won the eighth-grade game 34-29 and the seventh-grade game 42-30.
The other two matchups resulted in splits.
In eighth-grade games, Cope downed Greenacres 40-21 and Rusheon got past Elm Grove 27-23.
In seventh-grade games, Greenacres defeated Cope 19-11 and Elm Grove edged Rusheon 22-19.
At Benton, Te’Quaza Chambers lead the Lady Tigers eighth-grade squad to the win with 15 points and eight rebounds. Claire Ambrose added 11 points. Ashanti Gavin came through in the clutch, scoring four big points off the bench in the fourth quarter.
Markayla Clark had three rebounds. Coaches cited Ambrose and Chambers for their defensive play.
Jada Anderson had a monster game in the Lady Tigers’ seventh-grade victory, scoring 35 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Anna Robins and Juliet Ibanez combined for seven points. Robins had a team-high 11 rebounds.
Coaches said Tamaya Davis played tough defense.
Paisley Reynolds led a balanced Haughton attack with eight points. Mia McWilliams added seven points, including a 3-pointer. Taralyn Sweeney and Jaycie Keith combined for 10.
At Cope, Taaliyah Johnson tossed in 13 points and Keiarra McCoy added 10 in the Lady Cougars’ eighth-grade victory. Nakiya Rhone contributed seven points.
Greenacres’ Anwaar Shihadeh had a great night shooting, hitting three 3-pointers. She finished with 12 points. Melanie McGee and Brandi Kelly combined for six.
Shanterrica Jones topped the victorious Greenacres’ seventh-grade team with six points. Toria Brooks added five. Iyona Miller and Ainsley Ross combined for seven.
Carmen Pickett led Cope with eight points.
At Elm Grove, Kelcee Marshall poured in 12 points, including a 3-pointer, to lead the Rusheon eighth-grade team to the win.
Jada Malcolm had four points and Sequoia Taylor hit a 3-pointer.
Tia Marshall scored nine points to lead Elm Grove. Kendall Williams chipped in with six.
Bianca Oliver led the victorious Elm Grove seventh-graders with 10 points.
Nautyca Batiste and Nyasia Hardy scored six points apiece for Rusheon. Diedre Williams added four.
Note: The above report is based on information received from coaches.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org