Boys Varsity Basketball · Benton advances in Parkway tournament

— Russell Hedges,

The Benton Tigers advanced to the semifinals of the Barksdale Federal Credit Union Parkway Tournament with a 44-37 victory over Evangel Christian on Wednesday night at Parkway. Jalen Harding scored 24 points to lead Benton to its victory. The Tigers trailed 22-17 at the half and then outscored the Eagles 12-5 in the third for a 29-27 lead. Harding scored 11 points in the fourth quarter. He was 9-of-10 from the free throw line. Bubba Osby added 12 points. Benton (4-2) plays the Airline-Rayville winner in the semifinals at 7:30 Friday.