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High school boys basketball: Airline’s White picks up 300th win; Plain Dealing wins; Bossier rally falls short


Airline head coach Chris White picked up his 300th career win Tuesday night as the Vikings defeated the Huntington Raiders 67-65 at Huntington.

White is in his 11th season at Airline. He was the head coach at Bossier for four seasons before that.

TJ Robinson scored the game-winner on a putback at the buzzer.

Fred Lemons led Airline with 15 points. Jon Jenkins added 14, Robinson 13 and Trent Ivy 10.

The Vikings, who have won three of their last four, improved to 7-5. Huntington, which has lost two in a row by two points, dropped to 4-3.

In other non-district games, the Bossier Bearkats fell to Ouachita Parish 68-66 at Bossier, and the Benton Tigers dropped a tough 48-46 decision to Byrd at Byrd.

In a District 1-1A opener, the Plain Dealing Lions defeated Ringgold 63-48 at Ringgold.

At Bossier, the Bearkats trailed 58-47 after three quarters before rallying to tie it at 66 late in the fourth. After Ouachita went ahead, Bossier missed a shot from long range to win it.

Jacoby Decker pumped in 25 points to lead Bossier (8-4). Tim King added 12. Dante Bell and Kaalas Roots scored 11 each.

Willie LaPoole led Ouachita (7-2), which won its fifth in a row, with 18 points.

Benton dropped to 5-4 with its loss to Byrd. Plain Dealing improved to 4-6 with the win over Ringgold.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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