Shreve travels to Natchitoches for big 1-5A clash

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Captain Shreve’s boys basketball team will make the trip down I-49 to Natchitoches to face the Chiefs in a big District 1-5A game at the Teepee.

The Gators (16-4, 5-0) and Chiefs (14-4, 4-1) didn’t play each other in district last year because of Covid. Natchitoches finished 1-5A last year 6-0 in first place and Shreve at 10-1 was second. The two did face each other in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A playoffs with Natchitoches coming away with a 41-39 win at home.

With the district seasons getting close to the mid-point of the season for most big games happen most any night there is a regular slate being played.

Airline (9-7, 3-2) will travel to Southwood (11-12, 4-1) in another District 1-5A matchup. The Cowboy are coming off a big defeat of Natchitoches (62-59) to tie the Chiefs for second in the district. The Vikings fell to the district leading Gators by one point (47-46) last time out.

Benton (9-16, 2-3) will host Byrd (10-8, 2-3), both coming off wins that snapped three-game losing skeins.

Parkway (5-12, 0-5) is playing at Haughton (12-9, 0-5) with both teams aiming for its first district win.

District 1-4A leader Huntington (12-4, 4-0) will be the host to Northwood (12-10, 2-3).

Two teams tied for second-place Woodlawn (17-5, 3-1) and Evangel (14-5, 3-1) will meet up at Evangel.

North DeSoto (3-11, 0-4) will entertain Minden (3-19, 0-4) with both squads looking for its first win in the district.

Bossier (16-5, 2-0) District 1-3A leader will host Green Oaks (7-12, 0-1) in a district contest before a big Saturday non-district battle with Carver out of New Orleans in the Extravaganza Classic hosted by Calvary Baptist.

Loyola (9-12) will host North Caddo (7-11) in a non-district game.

Plain Dealing (1-13, 0-1) will hit the road to Grambling to face Lincoln Prep (17-6, 2-0) in a District 1-1A contest. LP is also the no. 4 ranked team in the Class 1A power ratings.