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Prep basketball: Season starts tonight

The high school basketball season gets underway Tuesday night.

In boys and girls games, Airline hosts Northwood and Benton hosts Haughton. Parkway hosts Ruston and Bossier hosts Captain Shreve in girls games only

The Bossier boys begin their season Friday night at Captain Shreve.

Four of six first-team All-Parish boys players return this season — Bossier senior guard Kentrell Hardy, Airline sophomore forward KJ Bilbo, Airline sophomore guard Noah Hildebrand and Plain Dealing senior guard Chiner Long.

Second-team All-Parish boys players returning are Parkway junior guard Keondre Wudtee and Plain Dealing junior post player Keldrick Carper. Junior guard Larry Robinson, who was also a second-team All-Parish player last season, has transferred to Bossier.

Benton post player Gabby Jackson, the All-Parish girls MVP last season, is back for her senior season. Jackson signed with Louisiana Tech last week. Airline senior Kei McCoy was first-team All-Parish last season.

Plain Dealing freshman Draunautika Thomas and Airline senior Madison Rowland were second-team All-Parish selections in 2013-14. Haughton’s Chelcy Swint and Ebone Green were honorable mention.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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