BTW girls out to keep pace with league leader Huntington

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Booker T. Washington’s girls basketball team will make the short trip to Northwood for a District 1-4A battle looking to stay on the heels of league leader Huntington.

The Lady Lions (6-1) are just one game behind the Lady Raiders (7-0) who they will visit next Friday. BTW is 18-10 overall and has won its last three games.

The Lady Falcons are 5-3 in the district with all three losses coming to Huntington (twice) and BTW. Northwood is 15-12 overall and has a No. 21 power rating in 4A.

Huntington, 12-6 overall, 7-0 in 1-4A and No. 8 in the Class 4A ratings will play at Woodlawn (13-12, 3-4). The Lady Raiders are riding a five-game win streak. The Lady Knights have won their last two but have not won more than two-in-row all season.

The other District 1-4A game has North DeSoto (7-15, 1-6) at Evangel (0-13, 0-7).

In District 1-5A, league leader Parkway (24-2, 9-0) will host Benton (18-8, 5-4). The Lady Panthers are the No. 2 rated team in Class 5A and have not lost at home this season. The Lady Tigers are coming off a double-overtime win at Airline.

Captain Shreve (12-12, 4-5) will host Southwood (18-8, 6-3) looking to cool off the hot Lady Cowboys and Jermesha Frierson who is averaging just under 30 points per game the last five games.

Airline (19-10, 5-4) will be on the road at Natchitoches Central (12-11, 4-5). The Chiefs won at Airline in the first half of district games 64-59.

Byrd (11-11, 0-9) will cross the river to meet Haughton (13-10, 3-6) in another 1-5A clash.

In District 1-3A, North Webster (3-13, 0-3) will go to Bossier (5-14, 2-3) looking for its first district win.

Loyola (10-11, 3-1) will seek to get back on track after losing to 1-3A leader Mansfield (57-12) when it hosts Green Oaks (2-18, 0-3).

Jonesboro-Hodge (5-12) hosts North Caddo (8-10, 1-0) in a District 1-2A game. The Lady Titans have won the only two games they have played in the new year.

Calvary (6-8, 1-2) will make the trek to Homer (10-8, 2-1) in a District 1-1A game.