Girls basketball: Greenacres, Elm Grove share 8th-grade district lead; Benton tops 7th-grade standings

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The Greenacres Mustangs and Elm Grove Eagles both remained undefeated in the Bossier Parish middle school girls basketball eighth-grade district with victories Monday.

Greenacres defeated Cope 37-23 and Elm Grove downed Rusheon 33-17. Both teams are 3-0 in district play. In the other eighth-grade game, Benton defeated Haughton.

The Benton Lady Tigers (3-0 district) took sole possession of the seventh-grade lead with a 24-19 victory over Haughton.

In other seventh-grade games, Rusheon defeated Elm Grove and Cope dropped Greenacres.
At Greenacres, Traciona Russell poured in 16 points to lead the Greenacres eighth-grade team to the win. Ladayjah Means added nine.

Emily Francis paced Cope with nine points. Ta’mayah McMillon and Jaisha Banks scored six each.
Cope got 16 points from Keiarra McCoy in the seventh-grade team’s victory. Anwaar Shihadeh led Greenacres with four.

At Haughton, Abbie Wynn and Emily Ward combined for 17 points to lead Benton to the eighth-grade victory. Coach Mary Jo Duddy said both players were also strong rebounders.

Karmeisha Bradley and Abby Colvin combined for eight points off the bench and played tough defense, Duddy said.

Te’Quaza Chambers tossed in 12 points for the victorious Lady Tigers seventh-grade team. Claire Ambrose added eight points. Madison Simms and Mar’Kayla Clark were strong on the boards, Duddy said.

Taylor Brokenberry had 10 points and Takaiyah Sweeney added seven for Haughton.
At Rusheon, Kelcee Marshall scored 14 points and Shaderika Venious added five for the victorious Lady Rams seventh-grade squad.

Mel’quazia Lewis led the eighth-grade team with 10 points. Mercedes Martin chipped in with four and Essence Wallpool added three.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

Note: This report was compiled coaches’ reports. It contains all reports received by 10 p.m. Monday