Girls basketball: Parish teams fare well in district play

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

Tuesday was another mostly successful night for Bossier Parish teams in district competition.

In the only matchup of parish teams, the Airline Lady Vikings defeated the Parkway Lady Panthers 63-24 in a District 1-5A game at Parkway.

Airline (13-9, 3-0) is tied for the district lead with defending champion Southwood (16-7, 3-0).

The Lady Vikings and Lady Cowboys will break the tie tonight at Airline.

Haughton remained a game behind the co-leaders with a 47-34 victory over host Byrd.

In 1-4A, the Benton Lady Tigers cruised past Northwood 66-42 at Northwood.

Jere Grice/Press-Tribune Airline and Parkway face off in a District 1-5A game Tuesday night at Parkway.
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Airline and Parkway face off in a District 1-5A game Tuesday night at Parkway.

In 1-3A, the Bossier Lady Kats dropped a 63-26 decision to Mansfield at Bossier.

In 1-1A, the Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing Lions improved to 3-0 in district play with a 39-23 home victory over Cedar Cedar Creek.

At Parkway, Airline raced to a 16-3 lead and never looked back in cruising to the victory.

Tasha Shiflett led the Lady Vikings with 19 points. Kei McCoy added 15 and Madison Rowland had 13, including three 3-pointers.

At Byrd, Mikayla Barber tossed in 18 points to lead the Lady Bucs (18-6, 2-1). Chelcy Swint chipped in with 11.

At Northwood, Gabby Jackson scored 13 of her game-high 19 points in the first half as Benton (16-8, 2-1) rolled to a 43-17 lead.

Brandy Harris added 15 points, and Megan Fream scored 11.

At Bossier, the Lady Kats hung with Mansfield for a quarter but were outscored 39-9 in the second and third quarters.

Tish Reney led Bossier (6-14, 1-3) with six points.

At Plain Dealing, the Lady Lions (13-9) won their fourth straight and sixth in the last seven games.