High school boys basketball: Bossier, Plain Dealing on road Tuesday in quest of quarterfinal berths

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The Bossier Bearkats and Plain Dealing Lions will look to advance to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs Tuesday night. They’ll have to win on the road to do it.

Bossier (31-3), the No. 1 seed in Class 3A, visits No. 17 Crowley (21-8) at 7. Plain Dealing (22-14), the No. 16 seed in Class 1A, faces No. 1 North Central (23-7) in Lebeau at 6.

Bossier defeated No. 32 Grant 58-20 in the first round last Friday. Crowley downed No. 16 South Beauregard 65-58.

Crowley brings a nine-game winning streak into the game. The Gents went 9-1 in District 6-3A, winning the title.

District 1-3A champion Bossier has won 19 in a row. Head coach Nick Bohanan picked up his 90th career victory in only three seasons as head coach last week.

The Bearkats played their first game without 6-foot-7 forward D’Ante Bell, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the regular-season finale against Neville.

Joseph Manning, a 6-1 sophomore guard, stepped up with 16 points after Bossier got off to a slow start offensively. That’s about 10 above his season average.

Tim King, a 5-11 senior guard, added 11 points. Cody Deen, a 5-10 senior guard, scored 10. 

Deen leads the team in scoring on the season with a 15.2 average. King is second at 13.0.

Plain Dealing defeated No. 17 Montgomery 74-66 in its first-round game Friday. North Central received a bye.

The District 5-1A champion Hurricanes have won nine of their last 10.

Plain Dealing is led by Darrien Perry, Cedarius Johnson, Tre Boyd and Ladarious O’Neal.