Red-hot Lady Cowboys, Frierson too much for Lady Vikings

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Airline ran into a red-hot Southwood and a red-hot Jermesha Frierson as the Lady Cowboys rolled to an 80-48 to win at home Friday in a District 1-5A battle.

The Lady Cowboys won their fourth straight to improve to 17-8 overall and moved into a second-place tie in 1-5A with the Lady Vikings at 5-3.

Frierson is a big reason the Lady Cowboys have been on a roll as she totaled 31 points, three rebounds, six assists and seven steals. She is averaging 33.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game her last four games.

Also in double digits for Southwood included Minnie Williams with 16 points, Ma’Shaylen Pratt had 11 points and Amelyon Stewart 10.

Airline dropped to 19-9 overall and 5-3 in the district.

Parkway traveled to Haughton looking to avoid being the third-consecutive upset victim of the Lady Bucs and came away with a 52-26 win.

The Lady Panthers (23-2, 8-0) got 17 points from Chloe Parry and 15 from Mikaylah Williams and now have a three-game lead in the District 1-5A standings.

Benton also got a District 1-5A win defeating last-place Byrd 58-23 behind the 16 points of Marissa Schoth. Riley Grace Stanford was the only other Lady Tiger in double digits with 10. Benton is now tied with Natchitoches Central in fourth place in 1-5A with a 4-4 record and sports a 17-8 overall record.

Natchitoches Central improved to 13-10 overall with a 63-52 defeat of Captain Shreve (11-12, 3-5).

Huntington remained unbeaten in District 1-4A at 6-0 and moved to 11-6 overall with a 77-41 defeat of Northwood. The Lady Falcons are tied for third with a 4-3 mark and are 14-12 overall.

Booker T. Washington is just one game behind Huntington at 5-1 in 1-4A and is 17-10 overall.

Bossier got a big District 1-3A win defeating Green Oaks 65-25 at home. The Lady Kats now 5-12 overall is 2-2 in 1-3A got 18 points from Sanaa Brown, while Rikiyah Taylor (17) and Brianna Ellis (16) were also in double figures. Green Oaks dropped to 2-18, 0-3.

Loyola used the 16 points from Tiffany Siharath and 10 from Kate Fortune to defeat Woodlawn 40-38 in a non-district game at Woodlawn. Tarellya Baber led all scorers for the Lady Knights (10-12) with 27 points.

Calvary’s lack of depth caught up with them in a 56-44 loss to Arcadia. The Lady Cavs (6-7, 1-1 in 1-1A) stayed close for the first three quarters but foul issues crippled the ladies in the fourth quarter when the Lady Hornets were able to pull away a more comfortable win. Arcadia stayed in the first-place tie with Homer in 1-1A with a 2-0 mark and are 12-9 overall.