BPCC PLAYS NSU JV AT HOME TONIGHT
The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers go for their fourth straight win to start the season when they host the Northwestern State junior varsity at 7 p.m.
The Cavs are coming off two wins in the Southern-Shreveport Classic against Arkansas Baptist and Coahoma Community College.
Justin Harris is leading the Cavs in scoring at 15.0 points per game. Ty’Rell Winn averages 10 points and Dimitri Smith 11.7.
Former Bossier star Lyndale James is averaging 10 points and leads the team with 7.7 rebounds per contest.
PERRY, BRYANT SHINE IN TECHSTERS’ LOSS TO SOUTH CAROLINA
RUSTON — Louisiana Tech freshman Lulu Perry, a former Benton star, scored 16 points in the Lady Techsters’ 82-58 loss to South Carolina Monday night at the Thomas Assembly Center. Jasmine Bryant, a former Bossier star, scored 10 points.
“I thought Lulu and Jasmine came to play,” Tech coach Teresa Weatherspoon said. “They enjoyed the physicality of the game. We have other kids who can do it but they have to do it and do it on a consistent basis. We can’t just do it in practice. We have to go back to the drawing board. We know that there are going to be bumps and bruises this year.”
WEST SCORES NINE N DEMONS’ WIN OVER CAMPBELL
BUIES CREEK, N.C. — Coming off a 26-point performance in his debut, Northwestern State freshman Jalan West scored nine Monday night in the Demons’ 71-76 victory over Campbell.
West also had three rebounds and six assists. He was 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
TECH WR PATTON, PUNTER ALLEN NAMED AWARD SEMIFINALISTS
Louisiana Tech wide receiver Quinton Patton was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Monday.
The semifinalists were chosen from a large pool of contenders originally announced on the preseason Watch List on July 17 and were selected by 190 distinguished members of the National Selection Committee.
Through 10 games this season, Patton leads the Bulldogs with 1,086 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 83 catches, averaging 13.1 yards per catch and 108.6 yards per game.
The La Vergne, Tenn. native is currently sixth in the nation in receptions per game (8.30) and ninth in the nation in receiving yards per game (108.60). He is also fifth in the nation in scoring among receivers (11 touchdowns) this season.
Earlier this season Patton tied a school record with 21 receptions against then No. 22 Texas A&M with a career 233 receiving yards. In that game, Louisiana Tech scored 57 points against the Aggies, the most points Texas A&M has ever allowed against a non-conference opponent. The Aggies are currently ranked in the top 10.
Patton is joined on the semifinalist list by Tavon Austin (West Virginia), Stedman Bailey (West Virginia), Brandin Cooks (Oregon State), Austin Franklin (New Mexico State), Coby Hamilton (Arkansas), Austin Hill (Arizona), Deandre Hopkins (Clemson), Marqise Lee (Southern California) and Terrance Williams (Baylor).
Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen has been named a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, emblematic of the nation’s top punter. He won the award last year.