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Rusheon, Elm Grove share eighth-grade title

Russell Hedges



The Elm Grove Lady Eagles and Rusheon Lady Rams will share the Bossier Parish eighth-grade middle school girls basketball title.

In tight district finales Thursday, the Lady Rams edged Greenacres 28-27 and the Lady Eagles got past Haughton 25-23 in overtime.

In the other eighth-grade game, Cope defeated Benton 48-23.

Elm Grove and Rusheon finished with 7-3 records. Cope and Haughton were one game back at 6-4.

In seventh-grade action Thursday, Benton completed a perfect 10-0 run with a 39-13 victory over Cope.

Greenacres, which defeated Rusheon 28-6, finished second at 8-2 with its only two losses coming against Benton.

In the other seventh-grade finales, Elm Grove defeated Haughton 26-18.

At Haughton, Kaylan Coker scored 11 points and Akiyra Jefferson added seven to lead the Lady Eagles to the OT win. Abbie Norcross had a big basket in overtime.

Champagne Dennis paced Haughton with eight points. She finished the season with an average of 11.2 points per game. Keeana Barber scored seven.

Madeline Grunewald topped the victorious Elm Grove seventh-graders with 15 points. Natavia Anthony and Vernecia McWashington combined for seven.

At Rusheon, Essence Phlegm scored 10 points and Destiny Thomas chipped in with seven to lead the Lady Rams eighth-graders to the close win.

Camilla Rodriquez paced the Lady Mustangs with 12 points. Brittany Roberson and Caitlin Cover combined for nine.

Traciona Russell paced the victorious Greenacres seventh-graders with 11 points.

Ladayjah Means added eight, and Dantria Stewart had four.

At Cope, Abbie Wynn had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Benton seventh-graders to the victory.

Mackenzie Chaffin, Abby Colvin and Madison Breazeale combined for 14 points. Emily Ward, the Lady Tigers top scorer on the season, had 11 assists.

Emily Francis led cope with eight points.

Chloe Walker poured in 30 points to lead the victorious Cope eighth-graders. Walker’s total was the highest in a game by any player this season.

Mackenzie McEntee topped Benton with 13 points. Malorie Gill, Mackenzie Terhune, Braylin Shaffer and Breelea Johnson combined for 12.

Taylor Ennis and Brittney McLelland played well under the basket, coach MaryJo Duddy said.



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