High school basketball: Bossier, Benton boys win; Benton girls roll

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The Bossier Bearkats and Benton Tigers posted non-district boys basketball victories Thursday night.

Bossier defeated Ruston 53-43 at Bossier, and Benton edged Green Oaks 52-50 at Benton. In another non-district contest, Parkway fell to Woodlawn 63-36 at Woodlawn.

In a girls game, Benton routed Green Oaks 62-60.

Sophomore guard Jacoby Decker scored 15 points as the Bearkats improved to 11-3. Tybo Wimberly and Tyrese English added eight each.

Ruston, which had a seven-game winning streak snapped, dropped to 7-3.

Jessie Little pumped in 17 points to lead Benton (3-6) to the victory. Jalen Harding added 11. Cameron Robinson scored eight and Jontavious Johnson seven.

The Tigers scored the winning basket with 11 seconds left.

At Woodlawn, the Knights avenged a 60-50 loss to the Panthers in the finals of the Barksdale Federal Credit Union Parkway Tournament on Saturday. Woodlawn improved to 12-2. Parkway dropped to 7-2.

Emily Ward poured in 26 points in the Benton Lady Tigers’ victory. Qua Chambers chipped in with 13.

Benton improved to 7-7.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com