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Emily Ward led the Lady Tigers with 23 points. Qua Chambers added 18 and Jada Anderson 14.
Rayah Haynes paced Zachary with 21. The Lady Broncos (6-1) reached the second round of the Class 5A playoffs last season.
Chambers scored 10 points in the first quarter as Benton raced to a 26-10 lead. Ward scored 10 in the fourth quarter and hit three 3-pointers in the game.
Benton (3-0) faces Parkview Baptist at 5 p.m. Friday in the tournament. http://bossierpress.com/high-school-girls-basketball-benton-hands-zachary-first-loss-st-michael-tournament/