Thursday’s Bossier Parish middle school district girls basketball games all resulted in split decisions.
In eighth-grade games, the Greenacres Lady Mustangs defeated the Benton Lady Tigers 27-18, the Rusheon Lady Rams downed the Haughton Lady Bucs 29-25 and the Elm Grove Lady Eagles dropped the Cope Lady Cougars 30-15.
In seventh-grade games, Benton defeated Greenacres 30-10, Haughton slipped past Rusheon 24-23 and Cope downed Elm Grove 28-9.
At Greenacres, Ladayjah Means scored 12 points and Traciona Russell added eight to lead the victorious Greenacres eighth-graders. Means scored eight of her points in the third quarter when the Lady Mustangs took control of the game.
Emily Ward topped Benton with nine points. Morgan Bradford and Abbie Wynn combined for nine. Coach Mary Jo Duddy said Abby Colvin played scrappy defense and Georgia Carroway and Hannah Parker worked hard under the boards.
Te’Quaza Chambers scored 12 points to lead the Benton seventh-grade squad. Madi Simms and Claire Ambrose combined for 10. Olivia Turner and Mar’Kayla Clark came off the bench and played tough defense and grabbed several rebounds, Duddy said.
Anwaar Shihadeh and Chloe Callow scored four apiece to lead Greenacres.
At Haughton, Mel’quazia Lewis poured in 19 points to lead Rusheon to the eighth-grade win. Mercedes Martin added eight. Coach Cedric Washington said Jasonna Rone and Timoiyea Randle both played great defense.
Caitlin Ward tossed in seven points to lead Haughton. Reneisha Phillips added five, including a 3-pointer.
Takaiyah Sweeney scored nine points and Taylor Brokenberry eight to pace the victorious Haughton seventh-graders. Brokenberry hit a key free throw. Coach Dee Hunt said Nicole Landry’s defense was a key factor in the win.
Kelcee Marshall and Kendall Williams led the Lady Rams with five points each. Crystal Norton and Shaderika Venious scored four each.
At Elm Grove, Madeline Grunewald and Maecy Ingram dropped in 11 points apiece to lead the Lady Eagles eighth-graders.
Brooklyn Brandon paced Cope with 10 points. Jaisha Banks and Ta’mayah McMillon combined for four.
Keiarra McCoy scored 10 points and Kari Smith eight to lead the Cope seventh-graders to the victory.
Madison Collins led Elm Grove with six and Jasmine Ford had two.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org