Girls basketball: Bossier, Benton, Airline post district victories

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The Bossier Lady Kats, Benton Lady Tigers and Airline Lady Vikings won district basketball games Tuesday night.

Bossier handed Woodlawn its first District 1-4A loss 54-44 at Woodlawn. Benton rolled past Northwood 46-31 in another 1-4A game at Northwood. Bossier and Benton are the only two teams without a district loss through three games.

Airline held off Haughton 40-37 in a District 1-5A game at Haughton.

In a battle for the District 1-1A lead at Plain Dealing, the Arcadia Lady Hornets defeated the Lady Lions 56-45.

At Woodlawn, Destiny Thomas scored 13 points and had four assists and four steals to lead Bossier (16-4, 3-0). Brittany Wallace had eight points and 10 rebounds. Necka Wynn had 11 points and eight rebounds. Tia Walker scored eight.

Chloe Walker took four charges and “everybody played pretty hard,” Bossier coach DeShawn Williams said.

The Lady Kats started slow, but Wynn got them going by attacking the basket, Williams said.

At Northwood, Brandy Harris scored 17 points and Emily Ward 12 as the Lady Tigers improved to 19-7 and 3-0. Kaitlin Bratten added eight and Abbie Wynn seven.

At Haughton, the Lady Bucs came out strong and took an 11-4 lead after the first quarter. But the Lady Vikings dominated the second quarter, 15-5, and led 19-16 at half.

Haughton cut the lead to one, 26-25, after three. The Lady Vikings appeared to be on the verge of pulling away a couple of times. The Lady Bucs stayed close, though, and missed a 3-pointer to tie late.

Makayla Bendaw and Tyra Kidd led Airline with 10 and nine points, respectively. Champagne Dennis led Haughton with 12 points. Morgan Buxton added eight, including a fourth-quarter 3-pointer that kept the game close.

At Plain Dealing, Darmesha Noble scored 12 points and Hershey Stumon 10 for the Lady Lions (15-6, 6-1). Arcadia improved to 20-1 and 7-0.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com