The Plain Dealing Lady Lions opened their season with a victory Monday night, and the Benton Lady Tigers split two games in the West Ouachita tournament.
In boys’ action, the Bossier Bearkats dropped a 60-55 decision to Tioga in the Natchitoches Central tournament.
Dranautika Thomas scored 15 points in Plain Dealing’s 50-26 home victory over Northwood. Dra Briggs and Hershey Stumon added 10 points each.
Brandy Harris led Benton to the a 61-32 rout of Choudrant with 20 points in the Lady Tigers’ first game Monday. Emily Ward added 11. Aimee Gentry and Lele Carper scored eight each. Abbie Wynn chipped in with six.
Ward scored 17 in a 47-45 setback to West Ouachita, Benton’s first loss of the season. Lazaria Lloyd added 13 and Harris had 12. The Lady Tigers are 3-1.
Returning first-team All-Parish player Larry Robinson led Bossier against Tioga with 15 points. Tyrese English and Antoniio Davis had eight each.
Robinson had 21 points and English 19 last week in Bossier’s 62-61 season opening loss at Captain Shreve. The Bearkats rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit.
Davenport and Davis scored nine each. Returning first-team All-District 1-5A player Toronco Loston led Captain Shreve with 29 points.
In boys’ and girls’ games Tuesday night, Airline hosts Plain Dealing and Haughton visits Minden.
In freshman boys’ action last week, Bossier edged Natchitoches Central 51-49 after trailing by nine at the half.
Jacoby Decker made a steal at mid-court with 8 seconds left and scored the winning layup with 3 seconds to play.
Decker led the Bearkats with 14 points. Donnie Williams added 10 and Brenden Mosley nine. Tyron McCoy chipped in with six.
Bossier also rallied from nine down at the half to win the junior varsity game 57-53.
Keyshawn Jones and Isaiah Wallace led the way with 15 and 14 points, respectively.
King, Decker and Landric Watson all scored eight for the Bearkats.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org