Benton Girls Varsity Basketball

  • Overall Record: 16 - 4
  • Conference Record: 5 - 0
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Benton advances to finals of Trak1 tournament

— Russell Hedges, The Benton Lady Tigers rallied from an 11-point deficit in the second half to defeated the Loyola College Prep Flyers 48-46 in the semifinals of the Trak1 Background Screening Lady Tigers Tournament on Friday at Benton. After Benton forced a turnover under Loyola’s basket, the Lady Tigers called a time out

Benton hands Zachary first loss in St. Michael tournament

— Russell Hedges,  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)

Lady Tigers beat Parkway

— Russell Hedges, 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.

Benton’s Ward named District 1-4A MVP

Benton sophomore Emily Ward has been named MVP on the All-District 1-4A girls basketball team selected by the district’s coaches. Ward averaged 20.2 points and 14 rebounds per game for the Lady Tigers, who went 18-15 and reached the second round of the playoffs. She also averaged four assists and two steals. In district play,

Benton Boys and Girls Beat Haughton in Jamboree

The Benton girls and boys basketball teams beat Haughton in the 2016 Basketball Jamboree. The score for the girls game was Benton 42, Haughton 21 and the boys score was Benton 36, Haughton 29. Congratulations to both teams!

12 boys, girls basketball players to watch

Jimmy Watson , The Southwood girls have a lot of talent returning, led by player-to-watch Jaiylan Brown, while Captain Shreve and Evangel could be in the mix for the title. The District 1-4A title will likely have to go through Bossier and Benton with player-to-watch Emily Ward. 12 Girls to Watch Tiara Young, Evangel

High school basketball: Girls season preview

-Russell Hedges Benton 2015-16 record: 26-9 overall; 9-1 District 1-4A, champion Returning All-Parish: Emily Ward, So. (first team) Returning All-District 1-4A: Ward (first team) Outlook: The 5-11 Ward, who averaged 13.1 points and 8.0 rebounds, is the lone returning starter for a team that lost to eventual state runner-up Rayne in the second round of

Girls Basketball Update

— Russell Hedges, Elm Grove and Cope are alone at the top of the Bossier Parish middle school girls basketball standings three games into the district season. Elm Grove improved to 3-0 in the eighth-grade district with a 43-21 victory over Rusheon Monday. In the other games, Cope got past Greenacres 27-20 and Haughton

Middle school girls basketball

— Russell Hedges, The Elm Grove Lady Eagles and Cope Lady Cougars remain on top of the Bossier Parish middle school girls basketball standings through four games. Elm Grove improved to 4-0 in the eighth-grade district with a 35-23 victory over Greenacres. The Benton Lady Tigers and Haughton Lady Bucs remained a game back