High school basketball: Airline sweeps Northwood in season openers


Airline swept Northwood in boys and girls high school basketball season openers Monday night at Airline.

The Vikings won 66-50, and the Lady Vikings won 62-33.

KJ Bilbo led the Vikings with 14 points. Louis Greenard added 12 and Trace Parker 10.

The Vikings got off to a good start, leading 19-11 after one quarter and 35-23 at the half.

Traciona Russell paced the Lady Vikings with 12 points and Makayla Bendaw added nine.

Airline led 18-14 after the first quarter and cruised to the victory.

In season openers Tuesday night, Benton hosts Haughton in boys and girls games. Bossier hosts Captain Shreve in a girls game only.

Airline’s boys and girls teams return to action Thursday with home games against Benton.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com