High school girls basketball: Benton to face Red River in Trak1 Background Screening Lady Tigers tournament semifinals Friday

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The Benton Lady Tigers will face Red River in the semifinals of the Trak1 Background Screening Lady Tigers tournament Friday night at 6:30 at Benton.

Benton (10-0), a Class 4A semifinalist last season, advanced with a 70-38 victory against West Ouachita on Thursday night. Red River (11-2), a Class 2A semifinalist last season, defeated Loyola 55-53 in its first-round game.

In the other semifinal game, Ouachita Parish (8-2) plays Stanley (13-2) at 8.

In the consolation semifinals, Parkway (4-5) plays Airline (4-7) at 3:30 and West Ouachita faces Loyola at 5.

Parkway fell to Ouachita Parish 53-36 and Airline lost to Stanley 56-41 in first-round games.

Qua Chambers led Benton against West Ouachita (8-2) with 18 points.

Emily Ward scored 10 of her 14 3-pointers in the first quarter as Benton raced to 25-11 lead. Ward hit two 3s in the quarter. Chambers had eight in the quarter.

The Lady Tigers extended the lead to 37-16 at the half.

Kayla Hampton and Anwaar Shihadeh led Airline against Stanley with 10 and nine points, respectively.