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Benton hands Zachary first loss in St. Michael tournament

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com  The Benton Lady Tigers handed Zachary its first loss of the season 64-58 in the St. Michael the Archangel tournament Thursday in Baton Rouge. 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)

Benton girls post victories in Bossier tournament

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com In girls games involving Bossier Parish teams, Haughton topped Bossier 5-0, Benton downed Ruston 7-1 and North Caddo defeated Bossier 7-0. Hailey McGhee scored three goals in the Benton girls’ victory. Breanna Bundy scored two goals and had one assist. Allison Risher and Annalee Ward scored one goal each. Georgia Carroway

Benton boys advance in Haughton Tournament

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com The Haughton boys, Benton boys and Haughton girls won first-round games in the Jack Clayton Haughton Invitational high school basketball tournament Wednesday. Jalen Harding poured in 25 points to lead the Benton boys. Harding scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and was eight-of-nine from the free-throw line. Jontavious Johnson added

Benton boys earn tie with Neville

In boys games, Benton tied Neville 1-1 in Monroe, Haughton fell to Caddo Magnet 1-0 and Parkway lost to Natchitoches Central 2-1. Carter Parks scored Benton’s goal.

Parkway beats Benton 75-60

At Benton, Ty Hubbard and Chase Turner led Parkway to the victory with 16 points each. Tyler Jewell added 12. Sheldon Dudley scored nine, all on 3-pointers. Jason Owens and Javoris White scored seven each. Parkway led 38-33 at the half and 48-45 after three quarters. Turner pumped in nine points as the Panthers outscored

Lady Tigers beat Parkway

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com Benton beats Parkway – At Benton, Emily Ward poured in 25 points to lead Benton. She scored 12 in the second quarter during a 23-7 Lady Tigers run. Jada Anderson chipped in with 11 points, and Qua Chambers added eight. Akiyra Jefferson topped Parkway (3-2) with 13 points. To read the

Benton beats BTW

At Benton, Emily Ward had a huge game for the Lady Tigers, scoring 25 points and grabbing 21 rebounds. Qua Chambers scored 21 points. Jada Anderson added 10. Benton trailed 34-27 at the half then went on a 25-10 run in the third quarter to take control. The Lady Tigers improved to 16-4 and 4-0.