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High school boys basketball: Parkway advances to title game of Jack Clayton Invitational

The Parkway Panthers advanced to the boys championship game of the Jack Clayton Invitational with a 55-35 victory over the host Haughton Buccaneers Thursday night at Haughton.

Parkway will face the winner of the Byrd-Lakeside game for the title at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Jackets and Warriors face off at 7 p.m. Friday at BPCC.

Using full-court pressure defense, the Panthers (3-0) jumped out to a 17-2 lead in the first quarter. The closest the Bucs (1-6) got after that was 12 midway through the fourth quarter, but Parkway answered with an 8-0 run.

Sophomore forward Kamren Davis led Parkway with 18 points. Justin Rogers added 12, Terrace Marshall Jr. 10 and Robert McKnight nine.

Travis Johnson topped Haughton with 11. D’Marcus Hall and Derrick Frazier scored 10 each.

In a first-round game at BPCC, Byrd defeated Minden 69-57. Phillip Stewart paced the Jackets with 19 points. Stephen Bates and Kasey Christian scored 10 each.

Z. Crawford led Minden with 17 points. Jalone Branch added 12 and Jordan Becnel 10.

In a consolation semifinal at BPCC, Calvary Baptist edged North DeSoto 59-56. Benton faces Minden at 5:30 p.m. Friday at BPCC in the other semifinal.

Elsewhere, Airline (3-1) lost its first game of the season in the St. Amant tournament, falling to Zachary 72-61.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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