By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports
Parkway closed the first half with a couple of big 3-point baskets to open up a tight game at Parkway and went on to defeat the Lady Cowboys 57-29 and clinch the District 1-5A title.
Leading 27-16 at the half, the Lady Panthers further distanced themselves with a 14-4 third quarter to lead 41-20 entering the final period.
Mikaylah Williams led Parkway with 21 points and Chloe Larry scored 18. The Panthers extended their overall record to 25-2 overall and remained unbeaten in 1-5A at 10-0.
The Parkway defense limited Southwood’s Jermesha Frierson to 12 points. Frierson had been averaging close to 30 points a game during the Lady Cowboys six-game win streak that was snapped with the loss.
Southwood dropped to 19-9 overall and 7-4 in 1-5A.
HAUGHTON 47, AIRLINE 43: Freshman Dakota Howard tossed in 27 points to pave the way for the visiting Lady Bucs now 15-10 overall and 5-6 in 1-5A. Kayla Hampton led the Lady Vikes (20-11, 6-5) with 18 points.
BENTON 60, CAPTAIN SHREVE 45: At Benton, the Lady Tigers (19-9, 6-5) were led by Jada Stewart’s 21 points and Marissa Schoth added 16. Carley Hamilton had a season-high 39 points for the Lady Gators whose overall record dipped to 12-14, and 1-5A mark to 4-7.
BTW 45, EVANGEL 16: The host Lady Lions picked up their 20th win on the season (20-10) and improved to 8-1 in District 1-4A. Lalnavia Harris scored 16 points for BTW. Evangel slipped to 0-14, 0-8.
WOODLAWN 51, MINDEN 43: The Lady Knights evened their overall record at 13-13 with the District 1-4A win and now stand tied with the Crimson Tide at 4-5 in the district. Minden is now 9-15 overall.
BOSSIER 49, LOYOLA 36: At Bossier, Sanaa Brown scored 15 of her 19 points in the second quarter as the Lady Kats took a 27-12 lead at the half in the District 1-3A win to improve to 6-13, 3-2. The Flyers closed the gap to 31-25 after three quarter as Tiffany Siharath had eight point of her 13 points. Bossier came back with an 18-11 fourth quarter as Rikayah tallied 10 of her 17 points. Loyola (12-11, 4-2) also got 10 points from Kate Fortune.