Tahj Roots scored 26 points to lead the Bossier Bearkats past Carroll 59-56 in the Richwood Classic Wednesday afternoon in Monroe.
Bossier improved to 4-0. Carroll 4-2.
The Bearkats and the Bulldogs met in the Class 3A quarterfinals the last two seasons. Carroll won 59-56 in 2021 and Bossier won 60-47 last spring.
Bossier led 28-26 at the half.
Roots hit one of his three 3-pointers in the third quarter and scored seven points as the Bearkats outscored the Bulldogs 20-11. Kerel Woods had five of his eight points in the quarter.
Roots scored seven and Javon Johnson nailed a 3 in the fourth, helping Bossier survive four 3-pointers by Carroll.
Johnson finished with 12 points.
Lavion Owens sank three 3-pointers in the fourth and led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Deandre Washington added 14.
Bossier faces defeating District 1-5A champion Captain Shreve in the David Bryant Memorial Classic at 7 p.m. Saturday at BPCC.