Shreve, Huntington, Bossier boys host second-round playoff games

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Bossier High’s boys basketball team will host Richwood in a second-round Class 3A playoff game this evening at 6 p.m.

For the Bearkats, it’s nothing new to be playing in the second round of the playoffs. They are making their 18th straight appearance in the second round and are looking to advance to the quarterfinals and eventually the Top 28. They lead all Shreveport-Bossier schools with 13 appearances in the Top 28.

This year’s team is a No. 2 seed in the bracket and sports a 25-7 record. Richwood is the 15th seed and carries a 15-15 record. The Rams from Monroe are no strangers to the playoffs themselves, having won five state championships. The last state title came in 2012 with a 67-55 defeat of Bossier.

Captain Shreve, the No. 6 seed in Class 5A, will host 11th seed Northshore at 6 p.m. The Gators have a 26-5 record and have won 10 straight. The Panthers have a 25-6 record and were second in District 6-5A behind St. Paul’s, the No. 1 in the Division I playoffs.

Huntington will put its 20-5 record on the line when it hosts 13th seed Washington-Marion (14-10). The Raiders are the No. 4 seed and winners of six straight.

Other Class 4A playoff games with local teams include Woodlawn and Booker T. Washington, who are both on the road.

The Knights (27-9) will travel to Monroe to play at Neville (25-7). The schools opened the season at Woodlawn with the Knights prevailing 64-56.

The Lions (22-9) will travel to New Orleans to face McMain (21-9). The Mustangs are the third seed in the bracket.

Plain Dealing won its first-round game at Block 56-52 and will be back on the road at White Castle. The No. 22 seeded Lions have won four of their last six games and have a 5-19 record. WC is the sixth seed and carries a 16-12 record into the second-round matchup.