Girls basketball: Benton teams top district standings at halfway point

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The Benton seventh- and eighth-grade teams top the Bossier Parish middle school girls basketball district standings through the first half of the season.

Both Lady Tigers teams improved to 5-0 with victories over the Cope Lady Cougars on Thursday. The seventh-grade team won 32-15 and the eighth-grade team won 37-17.

In other eighth-grade games, Haughton edged Elm Grove 20-19 and Rusheon defeated Greenacres 30-17.

In other seventh-grade games, Haughton downed Elm Grove 17-12 and Greeancres dropped Rusheon 12-6.

At Benton, Te’Quaza Chambers paced the victorious Lady Tigers eighth-grade team with 13 points. Alisa Harris added eight and Markayla Clark six.

Chambers and Clark had seven rebounds each. Harris had six. Coaches said Clark and Chambers also played outstanding defense.

Keiarra McCoy topped Cope with 12 points.

Jada Anderson continued her outstanding season, scoring 22 points to lead the Benton seventh-graders. Anna Robins, Mercedes Bengs and Juliet Ibanez combined for 12.

Robins and Bengs had six rebounds each. Coaches cited Ibanez and Tamaya Davis for their defensive play.

Morgan Wilson led Cope with eight points, and Ashley Lee added six.

At Elm Grove, Taralyn Sweeney led the victorious Haughton seventh-graders with 13 points. Reagan Jorstad and Mia McWilliams combined for five.

Karleigh Landry led Elm Grove with four points.

Madison Collins and Kendall Williams scored six points each to lead the Elm Grove eighth-grade team.

At Greenacres, Kelcee Marshall topped Rusheon scorers in the eighth-grade victory. She also played tough defense along with DeShaunia Davis and Jacee Harris, coaches said.

Anwaar Shihdaheh paced the Lady Mustangs with nine points and Bi’tianna Mosley added six.

Toria Brocks led the Greenacres seventh-grade team to the win with eight points. Ainsley Ross added three.

Amber Conway was the top Rusheon scorer. She also was outstanding on defense, coaches said.

Note: The above report is based on information received from coaches. It will be updated if further information is provided.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com