Bossier, Huntington roll on to quarterfinals


Bossier High has made its name with its smothering defense and Tuesday night was no different as the Bearkats rolled past Richwood 83-41 in an LHSAA second-round boys basketball playoff game at Bossier.

The Bearkats got out to a 30-7 first-quarter lead and led by 22 at the half before finishing off the Rams from Monroe.

Bossier, the No. 2 seed in Class 3A, moves on to the quarterfinals with a 26-7 mark and will face another Monroe team. Tenth seed Carroll (15-14) will be navigating I-20 to Bossier City.

Tahj Roots had 24 points to lead Bossier and Marquis Harris added 22.

HUNTINGTON 77, WASHINGTON-MARION 46: At Huntington, the Raiders moved into the quarterfinals behind senior point guard Rayshun McCullar’s 30 points. Huntington turned a tie game (26-26) at the half into a 52-36 lead after three quarters with easy transition baskets off steals. McCullar scored 19 of his game-high total in the second half while DeCedric Webb finished the game with 17 points. Huntington (21-5), the No. 4 seed in the Class 4A bracket, will host fifth seed Beau Chene (22-6) Friday in the quarterfinals.

NEVILLE 63, WOODLAWN 58: At Monroe, the Knights fell behind early, trailing 29-22 with just under 2 ½ minutes left in the first half but were able to battle back and tie the game 35-35 on a Julius Taylor steal and Greatlon Bouligny putback. The Knights’ leading scorer on the night, Andri Lewis, got his game going, scoring 25 points, Donavan Seamster scored 13 and Brandon Henderson added 10. Woodlawn finished its season at 27-10.

McMAIN 69, BTW 46: The Lions’ season came to an end on the road in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. Jacobee Jackson had a double-double for BTW (22-10) with 22 points and 10 rebounds, Nick Dyer scored 12 and Calvin Collins 10. McMain (22-9) was led by Christian Pichon’s 17 points.

WHITE CASTLE 61, PLAIN DEALING 42: The 22nd-seeded Lions couldn’t keep up with the No. 6 seed on the road. Plain Dealing finished the year 5-20 with the defeat.