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High school basketball: Bossier’s Bohanan named 3A Coach of the Year; Deen, Bell first-team All-State


Bossier’s Nick Bohanan has been named Coach of the Year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State boys basketball team.

Bossier senior guard Cody Deen and senior forward D’Ante Bell were both first-team selections. 

Despite losing two starters, including Bell, late in the regular season, Bohanan guided the Bearkats to the Class 3A state championship. Bossier finished 35-3 with a 23-game winning streak.

Bohanan also had to replace eight seniors from the 2018-19 Class 4A runner-up team.

The Bearkats defeated Wossman 62-61 in the title game in Lake Charles. During the regular season, Bossier defeated Division I state champion Scotlandville 48-46 in the Hamilton Christian Tournament.

In three seasons as head coach, Bohanan is 94-14.

The 5-foot-10 Deen led Bossier in scoring at 15.6 points per game. He also averaged 4.2 assists and 2.5 steals. Deen shot 83 percent from the free throw line.

Deen was also named the MVP on The Press-Tribune’s All-Parish team.

The 6-8 Bell, a New Orleans signee, averaged 11.9 points, making 67 percent of his field goal attempts. He also averaged 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.

Bell missed the playoffs after suffering a knee injury in the regular-season finale.

Wossman’s Nick Traylor, a 6-4 senior who averaged 20.2 points, was named the Outstanding Player.

Mansfield’s Sha’Kahia Warmsley was named the Outstanding Player on the girls team. She averaged 18 points.

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