Tuesday boys basketball: Haughton nips Benton; Bossier, New Tech win

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Haughton Buccaneers and Bossier Bearkats came out on top in a pair of games matching parish teams Tuesday night.

The Bucs nipped the Benton Tigers 50-49 at Benton, and the Bearkats pulled away late for a 68-49 victory over the Parkway Panthers at Bossier.

In other games, Airline dropped a 56-47 decision to Ruston at Airline and Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing took care of Booker T. Washington 62-51 at Plain Dealing.

At Benton, Haughton rallied from a seven-point deficit after three quarters to beat the Tigers.

Jere Grice/Press-Tribune Bossier’s Tiffany Lynn, guarded by Parkway’s Destiny Miller, heads down the court during the Lady Kats’ victory Tuesday at Bossier. The Lady Kats open District 1-3A play at home tonight against North Webster.
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Bossier’s Tiffany Lynn, guarded by Parkway’s Destiny Miller, heads down the court during the Lady Kats’ victory Tuesday at Bossier. The Lady Kats open District 1-3A play at home tonight against North Webster.

Cody Lilly led the Bucs (7-8) with 12 points, and PJ Douglas added 11. Javonte Woodard and Damien Sears had nine apiece.

William Givens scored 12 to lead Benton (3-9). Josh Scherer and Rudy Davis had 11 apiece.

At Bossier, the Bearkats’ one-two punch of Devonte Hall and Kentrell Hardy were too much for Parkway. Hall scored 23 points and Hardy had 22. Darius Leary chipped in with 15 as Bossier improved to 12-8.

Parkway (6-7) cut an early Bossier 10-point lead to 24-21 at the half thanks to Brodrick Jefferson’s 3-pointer and two free throws.

Bossier pushed the lead back to 10 in the third. Parkway again rallied to within five and still trailed by just seven, 43-36, early in the fourth quarter.

But the Bearkats started scoring on drives to the basket as well as from the outside in an 18-6 run that put the game away.

Jefferson led the Panthers with 17 points.

At Airline, the Vikings couldn’t overcome a sluggish first half against the visiting Bearcats.

Airline trailed 28-14 at the half. The Vikings came out strong in the third quarter and cut the lead to nine going into the fourth.

Sophomore Larry Robinson led the Vikings (6-10) with 13 points. Junior Robby Dooley added 10, and freshman Noah Hildebrand had nine.

At Plain Dealing, Chiner Long scored 22 points and Isaac Jacobs 16 to lead the New Tech (10-6) to the win over BTW.