The Haughton boys and girls teams both finished finished runner-up in the Haughton Jack Clayton Invitational basketball tournament Saturday at BPCC.
The Bucs fell to the Byrd Yellow Jackets 68-49 in the boys’ championship game. The Lady Bucs dropped a 52-43 decision to the Longview Lady Lobos in the girls’ finals.
In the boys’ finals, Byrd put Haughton in a quick hole with deadly 3-point shooting.
The Jackets sank five in the first quarter en route to a 23-11 lead. The Bucs were never able to make a run at Byrd after that.
The Jackets finished with eight 3-pointers to two for Haughton.
Nakia Devereaux led the Bucs with 17 points. Tyler Grigsby added 14 points, and Ryan Hatchett had nine.
Chad Lott topped Byrd with 15 points, and Justin McPhail had 14.
Haughton also fell behind early in the girls final as Longview rolled to a 31-12 halftime lead.
The Lady Bucs played a better second half and got within seven a couple of times.
Ebone’ Green led Haughton with 14 points. Mikayla Barber scored nine, and Lomia Watkins had eight.
In semifinal games Friday, the Haughton boys defeated Lakeside 52-43 and the girls downed Ruston 35-29.
Grigsby and Devereaux paced the Bucs with 11 points apiece. Hatchett added 10.
Green topped the Lady Bucs with 13 points, and Barber had eight.
Elsewhere Friday, the Bossier boys fell to St. Thomas More of Lafayette, a Class 4A quarterfinalist last season, 50-48 in the Northwood tournament.
The Bearkats trailed most of the game before rallying.
Devonte Hall, an All-Bossier Parish first-team selection last season, led Bossier (3-2) with 24 points. Deorvion Robinson and Rashard Owens combined for 15.
The Bearkats won the third-place game Saturday, 66-45, over Loyola.
Owens, who made the all-tournament team, led the way with 24 points. Hall and Kentrell Hardy scored 14 each.
The Bossier girls lost to Red River 43-40 in the consolation semifinals of the Bossier Federal Credit Union Lady Kats Invitational.
Bree Williams led the Lady Kats with 12 points.
Bossier came back to defeat Booker T. Washington 52-42 in an “extra” tournament game Saturday.
The Lady Kats led by as many as 27 points before coach J.C. Dickey emptied his bench.
Deniera McGlothan had 18 points and 10 steals. Laschae Gadson also scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers.
Green Oaks won the tournament with a 50-38 victory over Huntington.
Fair Park defeated Woodlawn 61-42 in the third-place game, and Mansfield downed Red River 63-48 in the consolation finals.
The Airline boys defeated Hammond 62-56 in the Hammond tournament Friday and lost to Sterlington 81-66 Saturday.
Demetrius Early scored 18 points to lead the Vikings against Hammond. Andrew Latson chipped in with 12. Anthony Gladney and Austin Brannon scored eight each.
Early scored 26 and Latson 22 to lead Airline against Sterlington.
The Benton girls defeated Episcopal 43-12 and St. James 50-34 in the St. Michael the Archangel tournament in Baton Rouge. The Lady Tigers also lost to Loyola 37-26.
Madi Sessions poured in 22 points to lead Benton against St. James. Gabbey Jackson added 14, and Megan Fream had 10.
Jackson had 16 points and Fream eight against Episcopal.
Destiney Wallace, Arleshia Carper and Fream all had six against Loyola.
Airline went 2-2 in the St. Michael event, defeating St. James 37-28 and Denham Springs 33-32 and losing to to St. Thomas Aquinas 68-40 and Ponchatoula 62-15.