The Rusheon Rams, Cope Cougars and Benton Tigers swept seventh- and eighth-grade games in Bossier Parish middle school boys basketball district openers Monday.
Rusheon dominated Elm Grove in the eighth-grade game. The Rams won the seventh-grade game 41-27.
Cope won big over Greenacres in the eighth-grade game. The seventh-grade game was the best of the day with the Cougars pulling out a 40-37 overtime victory.
Benton pulled out a 36-29 victory over Haughton in the eighth-grade game and rolled past the Bucs in the seventh-grade game.
At Elm Grove, Michael Edwards scored 11 points and Landric Watson had 10 to lead the Rusheon eighth-graders, who won the Arby’s tournament earlier this month. Tyler Andrews added seven points.
Richard Lister, Isaiah Wallace, Keshawn Jones and Joshua Dykes combined for 16. Jathan Smith led Elm Grove with five points.
Jacoby Decker paced the Rusheon seventh-graders with 13 points. Joe Robinson and Ja’Nron Rogers combined for 13.
Nick Cannon and Caleb Reese led Elm Grove with six points each.
At Greenacres, Quillin Dixon led a balanced Cope attack with nine points in the eighth-grade game. Jaylyn Thomas and Zylon Newson added eight each.
Cope’s Kamren Davis led all scorers in the seventh-grade game with 20.
At Benton, Cameron Robinson tossed in 11 points to lead the Tigers’ eighth-grade team. Jalen Harding went 8-for-8 at the free throw line and had 10 points. TJ Anderson added seven.
Benton coach Sean Koeppen said Doyle Adams’ defensive play was also a key to the victory.
Jayree Anderson topped the Benton seventh-graders with 13 points. Johntavious Johnson chipped in with nine. Bubba Osby added seven points. Brad Fream and Ethan Yarbrough had six each.