High school girls basketball: Four parish teams notch wins

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The Benton Lady Tigers, Airline Lady Vikings, Bossier Lady Kats and Plain Dealing Lady Lions notched victories Tuesday night.

In District 1-5A, Benton defeated Southwood 78-73 in overtime at Southwood and Airline downed Byrd 49-32 at Byrd.

Also in 1-5A, Parkway fell to Captain Shreve 67-48 at Shreve and Haughton lost to Natchitoches Central 60-47 at Haughton.

Captain Shreve (20-6, 12-1) clinched at least a share of the district title. Benton (22-5, 11-2) still has a chance at a co-championship. For that to happen, the Lady Tigers will have to defeat Haughton Friday and the Lady Gators will have to lose to Airline in what would be a big upset.

However, Benton is No. 1 in the Class 5A power rankings and has a very good chance at being the top seed in the playoffs. Captain Shreve is No. 3 behind Ouachita Parish.

In a District 1-3A game, Bossier closed the regular season with a 55-52 road victory over Green Oaks.

In a non-district game, Plain Dealing defeated Loyola College Prep 59-44 at home.

At Southwood, Qua Chambers and Jada Anderson led Benton with 26 and 19 points, respectively.

Three Lady Tigers scored nine — Alisa Harris, Marissa Schoth and Riley Grace Stanford.

Stanford knocked down three 3-pointers, including one in the fourth quarter and one in overtime.

Benton trailed 32-22 at the half. The Lady Tigers rallied in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Cowboys 19-8 for a one-point lead. Chambers scored 11 in the quarter.

Anderson and Chambers had 10 and seven points, respectively, in the fourth. The game went into overtime tied at 62.

Anderson was 4-of-4 from the free throw line in overtime, and Chambers was 4-of-6. Harris scored five points, including a big 3-pointer.

Raven Johnson led Southwood (16-9, 6-7) with 23 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter. Kennedee Shelton scored 22.

At Shreve, Mikaylah Williams led Parkway (21-8, 7-6) with 19 points. Sh’Diamond McKnight added 14.

The Lady Panthers trailed 28-18 at the half. The Lady Gators erupted for 31 points in the third quarter.

Addison Martin led Shreve with 26 points. Jordan McLeMore scored 13 of her 19 points in the third quarter, including three 3s.

Parkway closes the regular season Friday at home against Byrd. At No. 11 in the power rankings, the Lady Panthers should host a first-round playoff game.

At Haughton, Taralyn Sweeney paced the Lady Bucs with 20 points. Takaiyah Sweeney added 13.

Haughton led 29-21 at the half, but Natchitoches Central outscored the Lady Bucs 21-10 in the third. The Lady Chiefs then pulled away in the fourth.

Junti Franklin hit six 3-pointers and led Natchitoches Central (14-11, 8-5) with 27 points.

Haughton (13-13, 4-9) closes its season Friday at Benton.

At Green Oaks, Sanaa Brown poured in 25 points to lead Bossier (14-12, 5-3). Jasmine Ford had 14 and Kelcee Marshall 10.

Brown sank three from behind the arc in the first half to help the Lady Kats build a 30-25 lead. Bossier took a 40-36 lead into the fourth.

Brown had six points in the fourth and Ford five as Bossier pulled out the victory.

At No. 22 in the Class 3A power rankings, the Lady Kats will likely be on the road in the first round of the playoffs.

At Plain Dealing, Laterrica Stewart and Dana Wainwright scored 25 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the Lady Lions (13-14). 

Plain Dealing closes the regular season at Calvary Baptist Friday. At No. 18 in the 1A power rankings, the Lady Lions need to move up at least two spots to host a first-round game.

Loyola fell to 4-24.

At Byrd, Airline improved to 15-16 overall and 3-10 in district. At No. 33 in the 5A power rankings, the Lady Vikings need to move up at least one spot to make the playoffs.

If Airline is No. 32 and Benton No. 1 in the final rankings, they will face off in the first round at Benton. 

Byrd dropped to 13-16 and 1-12.