Girls basketball: Haughton wins Clayton title

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Haughton Lady Bucs won the girls’ division of the Jack Clayton Invitational with a 60-49 victory over Ruston Saturday afternoon at Haughton.

The Lady Bucs led 22-18 at the half, but Ruston started the second half with a 9-1 run to take a 29-33 lead. Haughton rallied and took a 34-33 lead into the fourth quarter on Chelcy Swint’s putback at the buzzer.

The Lady Bucs (5-2) took control with a 19-4 run and eventually stretched the lead to 18.

Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune Brittany Robinett scored 26 points in Haughton's victory over Ruston in the Jack Clayton Invitational championship game Saturday at Haughton.
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Brittany Robinett scored 26 points in Haughton’s victory over Ruston in the Jack Clayton Invitational championship game Saturday at Haughton.

Brittany Robinett scored seven straight points during the run and had 11 of her game-high 26 points in the fourth.

Mattie McCoy added 10 points, Mikayla Barber eight and Ebone’ Green seven. Barber was five of six from the line in the fourth quarter, and Green was four of four.

Haughton routed North DeSoto 67-40 in the semifinals Friday night.

Robinett led 11 Lady Bucs who scored with 14 points. McCoy chipped in with 11.

Elsewhere, the Bossier Lady Kats finished fourth and Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing won the consolation title in the Lady Kats Invitational at Bossier.

The Lady Kats battled hard but fell to Mansfield 58-45 in the semifinals Friday and Green Oaks 80-68 in the third-place game Saturday.

Tiffany Lynn led Bossier against Mansfield with 13 points, and Necka Wynn had nine.

Lynn paced Bossier against Green Oaks with with 20 points. Wynn had 12, Gabriel Mason 10 and Brittany Wallace nine.

New Tech won two games Saturday, defeating BTW 51-46 in the consolation semifinals in the morning and Huntington 35-34 in the finals in the evening.

Draunatika Thomas led the Lady Lions in both games. She had 20 points against BTW and 13 against Huntington. Teauna Perry had 10 against BTW and nine against Huntington.

Benton (4-3) won one and lost two in the St. Michael tournament. The Lady Tigers defeated Redemptorist 54-45 and lost to Denham Springs 47-39 and Archbishop Chapelle 44-41.

Madi Sessions led the way against Redemptorist with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Megan Fream added 12 points and Brandy Harris 10.

Sessions also tallied 19 points against Denham Springs.

Airline went 2-1 in the St. Michael tournament. The Lady Vikings defeated West Ouachita 44-42 and Redemptorist 46-39 and lost to Pineville 40-33.