Mavericks home tonight at Gold Dome


The Shreveport Mavericks pro basketball team is home tonight at 7:05 in Centenary’s Gold Dome for a The Basketball League battle with the Dallas Skyline.

Both teams are 7-2. That includes a 117-112 Shreveport victory March 20 in Dallas.

The Mavericks – billed the “SMAVS” to emphasize the local team’s brand as compared to the nearby Dallas Mavericks in the NBA – are led by Paul Parks, who is scoring 25.8 points per game.

Alexander Cooper’s 24.1 scoring average paces the Skyline.

Both teams enter tonight’s contest on win streaks. Shreveport, under veteran coach Steve Tucker, has won its last four games, while Dallas has taken its last three outings.

The Basketball League is in its fifth year of existence. Shreveport’s ticket prices range from $8 for seniors, military and kids 12 and under, to $24 for chairbacks. General admission is $9.50.