Middle school girls basketball: Elm Grove, Cope clinch district championships

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The Elm Grove Eagles and Cope Lady Cougars clinched Bossier Parish middle school girls basketball district championships Monday.

Elm Grove edged Greenacres 26-21 to improve to 9-0 in the eighth-grade district with one game to play.

Haughton, which defeated Cope, is second at 7-2. In the other eighth-grade game, Benton downed Rusheon 36-18.

Cope downed Haughton 39-26 to improve to 9-0 in the seventh-grade district with one game left.

Benton, which defeated Rusheon, and Haughton are tied for second at 6-3. In the other seventh-grade game, Elm Grove slipped past Greenacres 22-20.

At Haughton, Taralyn Sweeney scored 12 points and Reagan Jorstad added nine to lead the Lady Bucs eighth-grade squad to the win. Sweeney scored 10 in the second quarter.

Jorstad and Madison Trujillo hit 3-pointers. Ray’tasha Anderson and Jaycie Keith combined for 11 points.

Cope’s Katie Curtis and Nautyca Batiste combined for 10 points.

Brykayla Hampton poured in 22 points to lead the victorious Cope seventh-grade team.

Kori Rice added nine and Ja’Laycia Gilliam seven.

Kaleigh Brown led Haughton with nine points. Janavia Smith and Nyla Freeman combined for eight.

Brooklynn Bockhaus and Averi Phillips were cited for their defensive play.

At Elm Grove, Sh’Diamond McKnight paced the victorious Lady Eagles eighth-grade team with 11 points. Deidre Williams added eight.

Greenacres’ Shanterrica Jones, Allison Watson and Toria Brocks combined for 13 points.

Alexis Williams scored 10 points for the victorious Elm Grove seventh-grade squad. Katelyn Konicki added four.

Cha’Kendall Wyatt topped Greenacres with 18 points. The Lady Mustangs rallied from a big deficit in the fourth quarter.

At Rusheon, Jada Anderson had another double-double for the victorious Benton eighth-grade team, scoring 14 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

Anna Robins had six points and eight rebounds. Skler Smith and Ayanna Truitt combined for 10 points.

Truitt and Shanice Simpson were cited for their defensive play.

Tahlor Walker and Ella Kate Malley led the Benton seventh-grade team to the victory with 10 and eight points, respectively.

Riley Grace Stanford had six points and six rebounds. Malley led the Lady Tigers with eight rebounds. Kate Evans had six.

Molly Machen and Kennedy Stevens were cited for their defensive play.

NOTE: The above report is based on information provided by coaches.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com