At least one Bossier Parish team will reach the semifinals of the 73rd annual Bossier Invitational boys basketball tournament tonight.
The Bossier Bearkats (14-3) face the Parkway Panthers (5-8) at 7 p.m. in one of four quarterfinal games at Bossier High.
The Airline Vikings (4-9) play District 1-5A rival Captain Shreve (7-11) at 5:30. In the other quarterfinal games, Natchitoches Central12-5) plays Mansfield (10-6) at 4 and Byrd (14-2) faces West Monroe (10-8) at 8:30.
The Parkway-Bossier winner faces the Shreve-Airline winner in the semifinals Saturday at 11 a.m. The West Monroe-Byrd winner takes on the Natchitoches Central-Mansfield winner at 12:30 p.m.
The third-place game is at 6 p.m. followed by the championship game at 7:30.
Defending champion Bossier took care of Wossman 61-42 in the first round Wednesday.
Devonte Hall led the Bearkats with 16 points. Rashard Owens added 14, and Tevin Robertson had 12.
Chris Yates banked in an off-balance shot in the lane with 3.7 seconds left to lift Parkway to an 80-79 victory over BTW.
Yates was fouled but missed the free throw. BTW missed a 3-point shot from the baseline to win it.
Parkway led by as many as nine points early in the second half, but BTW sliced the lead to 53-50 going into the fourth.
The Panthers extended the lead to eight midway through the quarter and still led 75-68 with 2:06 left. But BTW went on an 11-3 run, taking a 79-78 with 20 seconds left.
Brodrick Jefferson led the Panthers with 20 points. Yates added 17, and Keondre Wudtee had 14.
Airline used a strong defensive effort to defeat Green Oaks 40-28.
Both teams shot poorly in the first half, and Airline took a 13-7 lead into the lockerroom.
The Vikings picked up the pace a little in the third quarter. Austin Brannon’s 3-pointer put Airline up 25-10, and Green Oaks never made a serious run.
Hayden Hildebrand, in his third game back since undergoing knee surgery in late November, led the Vikings with 14 points. Andrew Latson chipped in with nine.
Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing fell to Byrd 65-51. Cardarrious Ray led the Lions with 16 points, and Deaumante Johnson had 14. New Tech rebounded with a 62-50 victory over Neville in a consolation game Thursday. Ray led the way with 23 points, while Johnson had 17 points and 10 assists.
In the other first-round games, Captain Shreve edged Neville 50-47, West Monroe upset Huntington 60-51 and Natchitoches Central downed Fair Park 56-40.
Mansfield had a first-round bye.