By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports
Jaeden Marshall’s two free throws with just under two minutes left in the game put Bossier Parish Community College ahead to stay as the Cavaliers defeated Panola 82-78 Wednesday at the Billy Montgomery Gym.
After Marshall’s freebies gave BPCC (14-9, 8-6) a 76-74 lead, Kendrick Delahoussaye and Christian Caldwell made crucial free throws in the final seconds to keep the Ponies at bay.
The Cavs trailed by as much as 11 points early on in the first half 29-18 but battled back to reduce the deficit to 35-30 at the half.
Marshall led the Cavs, who avenged an 83-74 loss at Panola, in scoring with 24 points that included four 3-pointers and made 5-of-6 from the line. Caldwell added another 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Delahoussaye and Derick Hamilton both scored 12 and Jeremy Richard had 10 points.
Panola (19-7, 10-5) got a game high 33 points from Isaac Jackson and Bennie Amos scored 13.
Bossier Parish got out to a big lead early and cruised past Coastal Bend 90-54 in a Region XIV game at the Billy Montgomery Gym.
The Lady Cavaliers led 47-19 at the half and were never pressed in picking up their 13th win in 24 games and are 6-8 in the region.
BPCC’s size advantage allowed them to outrebound the visitors 69-34 as three ladies were in double digits.
Ma’Kaila Lewis led the Cavs with 21 points and 17 rebounds and DaNae Williams scored 21 as well. Faith Robinson tallied 17 points and 18 rebounds while Raven Johnson was in double digits with 11 points and snagged seven rebounds. Jermia Green was the third lady with double digit rebounds with 10 and scored six points.
Savanna Smith led Coastal Bend (2-23, 0-14) with 23 points.
High School Girls
Tiffany Siharath set a Loyola record for 3-pointers in a game with eight as the Flyers defeated North Webster 56-31 Wednesday in a District 1-3A makeup game in Springhill.
Siharath, who finished the night with a game-high 26 points, hit five of her eight 3s in the first two quarters as the Flyers led 29-18 at the break. Emma Sipes added nine points for LCP (15-12, 5-2) who outscored the hosts 15-2 in the final quarter.
High School Boys
Loyola defeated North Webster in the boys game as well with a 49-37 District 1-3A triumph at North Webster.
John Carmody Jr. hit four from beyond the arc in scoring a game-high 19 points for the Flyers who improved to 11-17, 3-4. Tray Taylor joined Carmody in double figure scoring with 13.