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Middle school boys basketball: Elm Grove runs table in 7th-grade district as season ends; Cope goes 9-1 in 8th-grade district


The Bossier Parish middle school boys basketball season came to a close Thursday.

Seventh-grade champion Elm Grove completed a perfect 10-0 district season with a 39-35 victory over Benton.

Eighth-grade champion Cope defeated Rusheon 39-28 to finish 9-1.

In other seventh-grade games, Haughton edged Greenacres 21-20 and Cope slipped past Rusheon 31-28.

In other eighth-grade games, Greenacres topped Haughton 31-20 and Elm Grove got past Benton 40-34.

At Greenacres, Zion Nelson and JJ Dudley scored seven and six points, respectively, to lead the Haughton seventh-grade team to the victory.

DJ Gladney had five rebounds and Dudley had four steals.

Gavin Ashworth and Keon Manning scored nine points each to lead Greenacres.

Deveon Carley tossed in six points and Alex Garcia had five for the victorious Greenacres eighth-grade team. Every Mustang scored at least one point.

Jack Edwards led Haughton with nine points.

At Elm Grove, James Jordan scored 13 points and had four rebounds, four steals and two blocks to lead the victorious Eagles seventh-grade squad.

Michael Feaster also had a big game with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Kaleb Martin had seven points, six rebounds and two steals.

Jalen Taylor had a big game for Benton, scoring 16 points. Evan Cole added 11.

Gabe Larry led the Elm Grove eighth-grade team to the victory with 13 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three blocks.

Zane Elmore had 10 points and Connor Norcross added five.

Ashur Hall led Benton with 10 points. Brodie Romero added six and Ryan Summers five.

At Rusheon, Devin Bilbo led Cope to the eighth-grade victory with 13 points, 15 rebounds and three steals.

Semaj Poole also had a good all-around game with nine points and six rebounds. Starwasky Hampton scored six points.

Marquis Harris led the victorious Cougars seventh-grade team with eight points. Joseph Manning added six.

NOTE: The above report is based on information provided by coaches. The Press-Tribune wishes to thank all the middle school coaches who provided information this season.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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