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High school boys basketball: Bossier, Plain Dealing, Airline post victories as season gets underway


The Bossier Bearkats, Plain Dealing Lions and Airline Vikings posted victories as the high school boys basketball season got underway Tuesday night.

Bossier nipped Southwood 61-60 at Southwood in Nick Bohanan’s debut as head coach. Plain Dealing routed Magnolia Charter 80-28 at Plain Dealing in Norm Picou’s debut as head coach. Airline downed Northwood 57-50 at Northwood.

At Southwood, sophomore Dante Bell’s putback at the buzzer lifted Bossier to the victory. The Bearkats outscored the Cowboys 20-7 in the third quarter and led 45-39 going into the fourth. But the Cowboys, under new head coach Eddie Hamilton, rallied and took the lead late.

Jacoby Decker, a first-team All-Parish selection last season, led Bossier with 21 points. Tyron McCoy added 17, Kaalas Roots 11 and Bell 10.

At Plain Dealing, Ty Thomas hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead the Lions to the victory.

Darrien Perry also had a big night from long range, hitting five 3-pointers. He finished with 21 points. Jakaleb McGee added 15.

The Lions rolled to a 20-8 first-quarter lead and led 46-21 at the half.

At Northwood, Kedrick Henderson poured in 21 points to lead the Vikings.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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