Girls basketball: McCoy, Rowland lead Airline past Shreve

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Kei McCoy scored 21 points to lead the Airline Lady Vikings past Captain Shreve 57-50 in a District 1-5A high school girls basketball game Friday night.

The news wasn’t so good for other parish teams.

Haughton, coming off a thrilling overtime victory over Airline on Tuesday, got off to an horrific start and fell to Southwood 55-41 in a battle for the District 1-5A lead at Haughton.

In another District 1-5A game, Parkway fell to Byrd.

Bossier dropped a 61-47 decision to Evangel in a District 1-3A game at Evangel.

At Airline, Madison Rowland added 16 points, including four 3-pointers, in the victory over Shreve. The Lady Gators kept it close and trailed by just one with 1:04 left.

McCoy was clutch at the free-throw line, sinking five of six down the stretch.

At Haughton, the Lady Bucs couldn’t buy a basket in the first half and trailed 30-13 at the break. Haughton outscored Southwood by three in the second half but it was too little too late.

Ebone’ Green led the Lady Bucs with 12 points and Chelcy Swint added 10.

Southwood leads 1-5A with a 5-1 record. Haughton, Airline and Byrd are tied for second at 4-2.

At Evangel, Bossier remained within striking distance for much of a game but couldn’t make a run at the Lady Eagles. Tia Walker led the Lady Kats, who dropped to 3-3 in 1-3A, with 16 points. Shermicheal Johnson added nine and Bree West eight.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com