BPCC ROUTS SFA JV IN HOMECOMING GAME
The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers routed the Stephen F. Austin junior varsity 98-73 Saturday afternoon in their homecoming game.
All 14 players who dressed out scored for the Cavs (8-9), who broke a seven-game losing streak. Wilbert Thomas led the way with 19 points. Trayvion Johnson added 11 points, and Jalen Johnson had 10.
BPCC returns to Region 14 action at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Navarro College at home.
EX-BOSSIER STAR WEST HELPS NSU MEN ROUT SLU
NATCHITOCHES — Freshmen guard Jalan Davis, a former Bossier star, scored 15 points and dished out seven assists in Northwestern State’s 103-68 Southland Conference victory over Southeastern Louisiana Saturday.
Senior guard Shamir Davis hit all five of his 3-point shots while scoring a season-high 24 points. The margin of victory was the Demons’ biggest in 26 seasons of SLC basketball.
It was the fourth 100-point output this season for the Demons, who entered the game second nationally with an 83.9 average. The 103-point total matched the highest in coach Mike McConathy's 14 seasons in a Southland game, the most since NSU blew out McNeese 103-73 in the final regular-season game of 2004-05 to clinch a conference championship.
Fifteen Demons played, with all but two getting at least six minutes, and Davis's 21 minutes were the most for any NSU player in a remarkable bounce-back from a miserable 93-78 home loss Thursday night to Nicholls. In that game, Northwestern shot 21 percent in the first half, missed 20 layups and nearly doubled its season turnover average by making 23.
Saturday afternoon, NSU (11-6 overall, 5-2 in the Southland) had a complete turnaround. The Demons had a season-low eight turnovers while scoring the most points against an SLU team in coach Jim Yarbrough's eight seasons, and the most allowed by the Lions in 253 games, since the end of the 2004 season.
Northwestern missed its first seven shots but was nearly perfect for the rest of the first half. The Demons made 20 of their next 22 and 21 of their final 25 while roaring ahead 55-31. A 25-6 run over six minutes blew open the game, moving NSU ahead 40-16 with 5:42 showing. The Demons finished the first period shooting 66 percent overall including 8 of 10 on 3-pointers.
EX-BENTON STAR FLATTMANN SECOND IN 3,000 IN TRI-MEET
Arkansas sophomore Kaitlin Flattmann, a former Benton standout, finished second in the 3,000-meter run in an indoor tri-meet at Texas A&M Saturday.
Flattmann ran a 9:44:37 to score five points for the seventh-ranked Razorbacks, who finished second, 4.5 points behind No. 4 LSU.
EX-AIRLINE STAR HAGINS SCORES 14 IN UALR LOSS
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Freshman guard Josh Hagins, a former Airline star, led UALR with 14 points in an 82-50 loss to Middle Tennessee Saturday.
NSU WOMEN WIN SECOND STRAIGHT CONFERENCE GAME
NATCHITOCHES — Keisha Lee’s second-straight career night with 23 points and efficient ball handling by the Northwestern State women’s basketball team led to a 64-55 win over Southeastern Louisiana Saturday in Southland Conference action.
NSU (7-10, 3-4) earned its first conference win streak in two seasons.