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High school boys basketball: Bossier, Plain Dealing advance to second round of playoffs


The Bossier Bearkats and Plain Dealing Lions advanced to the second round of the playoffs with victories Friday night.

As expected, No. 2 seed Bossier hammered No. 31 Green Oaks 89-20 in a Class 3A first-round game.

Plain Dealing pulled off an upset in Class 1A. The No. 22 Lions downed No. 11 Block 56-52 in Jonesville.

The Airline Vikings’ season came to an end. The No. 17 Vikings fell to No. 16 Mandeville 52-40 in a Class 5A game in Mandeville.

At Bossier, Joseph Manning poured in 25 points to lead the Bearkats to their third lopsided victory over their District 1 foe this season.

Manning hit five of Bossier’s 12 3-pointers. He scored all but two of his points in the first half, including 15 in the second quarter.

Tahj Roots sank four from behind the arc and scored 14. Carlos Butler hit two and had 10 points.

Javon Johnson knocked down one and also scored 10. Marquis Harris added eight points and Sentavion Ball six. Five other Bearkats scored.

Green Oaks (11-19) had a brief 3-1 lead. But with Manning and Roots burying 3s early and the Bearkats forcing turnovers, it wasn’t long before Bossier led 14-4.

It was 19-6 after a quarter. The Bearkats then outscored the Giants 26-3 in the second for a 45-9 halftime lead.

Bossier (25-7) hosts No. 15 Richwood (15-15), a 73-66 winner over No. 18 Jennings, in the second round Tuesday.

At Block, Carnez Hillmon led Plain Dealing with 18 points.

Tyrese Kimble and Trevon Boyd scored 13 and 11, respectively. 

Hillmon had 11 of the Lions’ 16 second-quarter points. He and Kimble also came up big down the stretch.

Hillmon was 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Kimble scored six.

Plain Dealing (5-19) visits No. 6 White Clastle (15-12) in the second round. White Castle received a first-round bye.

Block finished 11-14.

At Mandeville, Trevon Jackson and Colby O’glee scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead Airline.

The Vikings finished 16-10 in Head Coach Eddie Hamilton’s second season, an 11-win improvement over his first.

Mandeville (21-8) faces No. 1 seed Zachary in the second round.

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