Shreve boys get home win to remain near top of 1-5A standings

GOOD GATORS:  Captain Shreve’s Devyn Graham and Jyrin Sowell, shown earlier this season, led the way in the Gators’ win over Parkway Tuesday night. (File photo by JOHN PENROD, Journal Sports)

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Captain Shreve used a 21-4 second quarter to get past visiting Parkway 67-54 Tuesday night to get another District 1-5A win.

The Gators (20-4, 6-1) , coming off their lone loss in district play to league leader Southwood (6-0), turned a three-point deficit after one quarter into a 32-18 halftime lead.  Jyrin Sowell hit all seven of his free throw attempts on his way to leading the Gators with 19 points. Devyn Graham was next in scoring with 14 points, hitting on 6-of-7 at the line as Shreve sank 18-of-24 free throws on the night.

Parkway (12-11, 4-3) outscored Shreve in the third quarter 21-17 to pull within 49-39 but could get no closer than eight in the fourth period. Brhaelyn Brown got hot from behind the arc and led all scorers with 20 points, draining four 3-pointers. Chance Snell was the Panthers’ other double digit scorer with 10 points.

Southwood’s game at Natchitoches Central was postponed until tonight because of the bad weather in the area.

AIRLINE 74, BYRD 73:  The host Vikings needed extra time to get the 1-5A win in overtime as Tre’Von Jackson scored 26 points. Airline (12-13, 2-5) also got 16 points from both Kanayo Agu and Colby O’glee.  Byrd dropped to 8-13, 1-5.

EVANGEL 66, MINDEN 39: The Eagles used balanced scoring led by CJ Shiflett’s 12 points for the District 1-4A win on the road and improved to 18-5, 3-0.

BOSSIER 66, NORTHWOOD 39: At Northwood, the visiting Bearkats got 21 points from Tahj Roots, while Kerel Woods had 13 and Lakavin Thomas 12. Bossier is 14-9 overall and 2-1 in 1-4A. Northwood (7-14, 0-2) was led by David Morris with 14 points and Maurea Hudson scored 12.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 67, NORTH DESOTO 37: At the Lions Den, the hosts rolled behind Colossian Mason Jones’ 22 points. Tabayous Anderson added 11 points for BTW, who evened its District 1-4A record at 1-1 and improved to 11-9 overall. North DeSoto dropped to 8-15, 0-2.

CALVARY 82, D’ARBONNE WOODS 26: At Farmerville, the Cavaliers had five players score in double figures for the District 1-2A win. Calvary (17-4, 3-0) was paced by Rondae Hill who had 15 points and six assists. Bubba Strong scored 13, Malaki Thomas tallied 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Kameron Kennon and Xavier Henderson both scored 10.

LOYOLA 58, GREEN OAKS 50: The win by the host Flyers pulled them into a second-place tie in District 1-2A with the Giants at 2-1 and improved Loyola to 14-11. Green Oaks dropped to 10-12, 2-1. 

GIRLS

PARKWAY 68, CAPTAIN SHREVE 25: At Captain Shreve, the Panthers had little trouble staying unbeaten in District 1-5A (9-0) and improved to 21-5 overall.  Parkway took a 42-18 lead into halftime and increased the lead with a 22-0 third quarter as Ty’lissa Henderson totaled 19 points and Mikaylah Williams poured in 14. Brianna Jones led the Lady Gators (11-12, 3-6) with eight points.

BYRD 60, AIRLINE 53: At Airline, the Lady Jackets were led by Janiya Vanderpool’s 19 points, while Morgan Young tossed in 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Byrd improved to 15-8 overall and 4-5 in 1-5A. Airline dipped to 16-11 overall and 2-7 in district.

HAUGHTON 47, BENTON 43: The host Lady Bucs got the 1-5A win to move into third place at 6-3, 12-8 overall. Skylar Branch led all scorers for Haughton with 18 points, Sara White had 13 points and Abbie Hooper 11. Benton (16-10, 5-4) was led by Marissa Schloth’s 16 points and Chloe Bailey added 11.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 52, NORTH DESOTO 32: At BTW, the Lady Lions’ Asia Foster scored 14 points, Lakaira Harris 12 and Janiyah Dotson 11. The win kept BTW tied with Minden atop District 1-4A at 2-0 and improved its overall record to 10-9. North DeSoto slipped to 8-15, 0-1.

MINDEN 61, EVANGEL 21: At Minden, the Tide got out to an early 21-6 lead after one quarter on the way to taking the District 1-4A win and improving to 2-0 in the district and 9-12 overall.