Middle school girls basketball: Elm Grove, Cope complete undefeated district seasons

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The Elm Grove Lady Eagles and Cope Lady Cougars completed perfect runs in Bossier Parish middle school girls basketball district play Thursday.

Elm Grove defeated Benton 44-25, taking the eighth-grade title with a 10-0 mark. Haughton, which edged Greenacres 40-36, finished runner-up at 8-2.

In the other eighth-grade game, Rusheon defeated Cope.

Cope finished 10-0 in the seventh-grade district with a victory over Rusheon.

In other seventh-grade finales, Elm Grove edged Benton 22-19 and Greenacres defeated Haughton 35-28 in overtime.

Haughton and Benton finished tied for second at 6-4 with Elm Grove one game back at 5-5.

At Elm Grove, Sh’Diamond McKnight and Peyton Pipes scored 16 and 13 points, respectively, to lead the victorious Lady Eagles eighth-grade team.

Bianca Oliver helped the Elm Grove cause with 10 points. Alayah Hines chipped in with four.

Benton’s Jada Anderson completed an outstanding middle school career with another double-double. She scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Anna Robins grabbed eight rebounds and scored six points. Ayanna Truitt and Kelsey Morris were cited for their defensive play.

Alexis Williams tossed in nine points to lead Elm Grove to the seventh-grade victory.

Sydney Loux added six and Caellen Burr four. The Lady Tigers finished 5-5.

Ella Kate Malley tossed in 10 points to lead Benton. Tahlor Walker, Kennedy Stevens and Riley Grace Stanford combined for nine.

Malley had five rebounds and Walker four. Molly Machen and Laci Hedgepeth helped Benton stay in it with their defensive play.

At Greenacres, Taralyn Sweeney poured in 20 points to lead the victorious Haughton eighth-grade team.

Reagan Jorstad added 12. Annie Chapple chipped in with four.

The Lady Bucs posted a 17-3 record over the past two seasons.

Shaterrica Jones had a big game for the Lady Mustangs, scoring 17 points.

Carley Jackson, Iyona Miller and Ainsley Ross scored five each. Toria Brocks added four.

Cha’Kendell Wyatt saved her best game for last, scoring 33 points for the victorious Greenacres seventh-grade team.

The game went into overtime time at 27. The Lady Mustangs then outscored the Lady Bucs 8-1 in the extra period.

At Cope, Alerian Johnson led Rusheon to the eighth-grade victory with 23 points.

Ny’Asia Hardy added eight.

Brykayla Hampton had yet another big game, scoring 20 to lead the Lady Cougars seventh-grade team to the victory.

Makenzee Perry, Kori Rice and Ja’Laycia Gilliam combined for 12 points.

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

Courtesy Photo The Elm Grove Lady Eagles won the eighth-grade district with a 10-0 record. First row, left to right: Sh'Diamond McKnight, Isabel Soto, Elissa Nicholas, Karleigh Landry, Peyton Pipes, Trinity Lowery, Deidra Williams. Second row, left to right: Isabella Edmonson, Autumn Daley, Bianca Oliver, Chrissianty Hullaby, Madison Ersoff, Alayah Hines.
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The Elm Grove Lady Eagles won the eighth-grade district with a 10-0 record.
First row, left to right: Sh’Diamond McKnight, Isabel Soto, Elissa Nicholas, Karleigh Landry, Peyton Pipes, Trinity Lowery, Deidra Williams. Second row, left to right: Isabella Edmonson, Autumn Daley, Bianca Oliver, Chrissianty Hullaby, Madison Ersoff, Alayah Hines.
Courtesy Photo The Cope Lady Cougars won the seventh-grade district championship with a 10-0 record. Standing, left to right: Head coach Angel Turnbow, manager Reagan Amos, Zakiya Simpson, Ja'Laycia Gilliam, Ella Mae Guyton, Synai Mayner, Jelyse Davis, Arriana Hill, Brykayla Hampton, assistant coach Melissa Bullard. Kneeling, left to right: Manager Morgan Carroll, Paris Endris, Makenzee Perry, Kori Rice, Layla Clayton, Emma Grace Pittman, manager Catherine Jurkovich.
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The Cope Lady Cougars won the seventh-grade district championship with a 10-0 record. Standing, left to right: Head coach Angel Turnbow, manager Reagan Amos, Zakiya Simpson, Ja’Laycia Gilliam, Ella Mae Guyton, Synai Mayner, Jelyse Davis, Arriana Hill, Brykayla Hampton, assistant coach Melissa Bullard. Kneeling, left to right: Manager Morgan Carroll, Paris Endris, Makenzee Perry, Kori Rice, Layla Clayton, Emma Grace Pittman, manager Catherine Jurkovich.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com