The Bossier High Middle School Tip-Off Classic tournament got underway Wednesday at Bossier.
In first-round games, Rusheon defeated North DeSoto 56-23, Elm Grove got by Haughton 45-39, Greenacres downed St. Mark’s 30-13 and Cope edged the Shreveport Force 35-33.
In today’s winners’ bracket games, Cope plays Mansfield at 6:30 p.m. and Greenacres faces Elm Grove at 7:45.
In consolation bracket games, Haughton takes on the Shreveport Force at 4, and North DeSoto plays St. Mark’s at 5:15.
There will be no games Friday. Action will resume at 11 a.m. Saturday with a winners’ bracket semifinal game between Rusheon and the Elm Grove-Greenacres winner.
The consolation championship is at 12:15 p.m. followed by the third-place game at 1:30. The championship game is at 2:45.
Keyshawn Johnson led Rusheon against North DeSoto with 14 points. Charles Prim added nine. Bryce Broom and Rodrigues Strickland tossed in eight each.
David Carr and Dale Howard were North DeSoto’s top scorers.
Aaron Burrell and Michael Collier led Elm Grove against Haughton with 11 and nine points, respectively.
Amarion Lars had a big game for the Bucs with 18 points. Chase Tolbert chipped in with 12.
Greenacres had balanced scoring against St. Mark’s. Jaxon Graham led the Mustangs with eight. Sentavion Ball added six and Kyrie Bell five.
Demarquise Tramiel paced Cope against the Force with 14 points. Tre Jackson tallied six.
The Force got 13 points from Anthony Martin.
The tournament’s sponsors are Patrick R. Jackson, Attorney; Melissa Rose Maggio Foundation; Barksdale Federal Credit Union; Bossier Federal Credit Union; and Orthopaedic Specialists of Louisiana.
NOTE: Game scores and leading scorers courtesy of Bossier boys head coach Nick Bohanan. Bossier (20-3) hosts Wossman (19-2) in a battle of the top two teams in the Class 3A power rankings Friday night at 7:30.