The Haughton Lady Bucs grabbed a share of the Bossier Parish middle school seventh-grade girls basketball district lead with a hard-fought 27-22 victory over the previously unbeaten Benton Lady Tigers last Tuesday at Haughton.
Taralyn Sweeney continued her outstanding season, scoring 19 for the Lady Bucs. She scored nine points in the fourth quarter when Haughton pulled away.
Benton star Jada Anderson matched Sweeney with 19 points. She also had 10 rebounds. Anna Robins led the Lady Tigers with 11 boards, and Mercedes Bengs had four.
Coaches cited Juliet Ibanez for her defensive play.
Haughton and Benton are both 6-1 with three games to play.
Haughton also won the eighth-grade game 23-16, handing Benton its first district loss.
Benton (6-1) still leads Haughton (5-2) and Rusheon (5-2) by one game with three to play.
Takaiyah Sweeney led the Lady Bucs with 14 points. She was 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and scored six points.
Crystal Norton had a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter and finished with five points.
Te’Quaza Chambers and Claire Ambrose paced Benton with four points each. Ashanti Gavin added three.
Chambers had eight rebounds. Markayla Clark had seven and Madi Sims four.
Chambers and Ambrose were both solid on defense, coaches said.
In last Thursday’s eighth-grade games, Cope defeated Greenacres and Rusheon edged Elm Grove 40-35 in overtime
In seventh-grade games, Greenacres defeated Cope and Elm Grove got past Rusheon 13-9.
At Greenacres, Keiarra McCoy scored 20 points to lead Cope to the eighth-grade win.
Kari Smith added 10 and Taaliyah Johnson eight.
Anwaar Shiadeh topped Greenacres with 12 points, including two 3-pointers.
Toria Brocks paced the victorious Greenacres seventh-grade team with 12 points.
Ainsley Ross added nine and Shanterrica Jones chipped in with six.
Hannah Byrd led Cope with three points.
At Rusheon, Kelcee Marshall and DeShounia Davis scored 14 points each to lead the Lady Rams eighth-graders.
Madison Collins paced Elm Grove with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. Jada Hardy and Kendall Williams scored eight each.
Bianca Oliver led the victorious Elm Grove seventh-grade squad with eight points.
Nautyca Batiste topped Rusheon with four.
Monday, Nov. 16
In eighth-grade games, Benton defeated Greenacres, Cope topped Elm Grove 26-16 and Rusheon edged Haughton 32-30
In seventh-grade games, Benton defeated Greenacres 26-15, Elm Grove downed Cope 26-16 and Haughton defeated Rusheon.
At Greenacres, Te’Quaza Chambers poured in 19 points to lead the Benton eighth-grade team to the victory. Markayla Clark, Alisa Harris and Claire Ambrose combined for 13.
Chambers grabbed five rebounds. Clark and Makayla Antwine had four each.
Chambers and Ambrose both played outstanding defense, coaches said.
Anwaar Shihadeh scored nine points to lead Greenacres.
Jada Anderson paced the victorious Lady Tigers seventh-grade team with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Anna Robins grabbed six rebounds and scored three points.
Coaches cited Ayanna Truitt for her stellar defense.
Toria Brocks led Greenacres with six points. Ainsley Ross, Allison Watson, Shanterrica Jones and Iyona Miller combined for nine.
At Haughton, Kelcee Marshall led Rusheon to the close eighth-grade win with 14 points. Jada Malcolm chipped in with eight, and DeShaunia Davis added six.
Crystal Norton scored 10 points and Taylor Brokenberry added seven to lead Haughton. Norton hit a pair of 3-pointers. Nicole Landry and Takaiyah Sweeney combined for 11.
Taralyn Sweeney paced the victorious Haughton seventh-graders with 17 points. Raytasha Anderson and Reagan Jorstad added six each.
Shamiyah Prillerman led Rusheon in scoring.
At Elm Grove, Kei McCoy pumped in 14 points and Kari Smith added nine to lead the Cope eighth-grade team to the victory.
Madison Collins and Kendall Williams combined for nine points for Elm Grove.
Bianca Oliver scored 14 points to lead the Elm Grove seventh-grade team to the win. Alex Foster added six.
Mary Stewart and Ashley Lee scored six points each for Cope.
Note: The above report is based on information received from coaches.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com