Friday was a good night for Bossier Parish girls basketball teams.
Five parish teams won. Haughton was the only team that lost. The Lady Bucs fell to parish rival Parkway 47-42 in a District 1-5A game.
Elsewhere in 1-5A, the Airline Lady Vikings pulled out a 39-31 victory over host Captain Shreve
In District 1-4A, the Benton Lady Tigers routed host Northwood 67-34.
The Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing Lady Lions opened defense of their District 1-1A title with a 65-34 victory over Ringgold at Ringgold.
In a non-district game at Bossier, the Lady Kats downed Winnfield 49-44 for their fourth straight victory.
At Shreve, Airline ended a six-game losing streak.
Nikki Bryant led the Lady Vikings (9-13, 1-2) with 11 points.
At Haughton, Parkway improved to 3-16 overall with the victory. More importantly, the Lady Panthers are 2-1 in district play.
The Lady Panthers and Lady Bucs (16-6, 2-1) are tied for second in the district behind Southwood (21-1, 3-0), which routed Byrd 78-31. Byrd is 1-2.
The first- and second-place teams in each district qualify for the playoffs. Wild-card teams for the remaining spots are determined by power ratings points.
Southwood is the overwhelming favorite to win the district title, but the battle for second will likely go down to the wire with Parkway, Haughton and Airline all having shots.
Haughton is the only 5A parish team that has a legitimate chance of making the playoffs as a wild-card team.
At Northwood, Madi Sessions scored 25 points and Gabbey Jackson had 20 to lead the Lady Tigers (12-7, 2-1). Destiney Wallace added nine points.
Coach Mary Ward praised Megan Fream for her defensive play against Denisha Henix, Northwood’s top player. Henix scored five points in the first half and 13 total.
Huntington, which defeated Fair Park 58-51, leads the district at 4-0. Fair Park is second at 3-1. Even if Benton doesn’t finish first or second, the Lady Tigers will still have a chance to make the playoffs as a wild-card team.
At Bossier, Deniera McGlothan scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Kats (11-11). Khobi McDaniel also had a big game with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
“Our post play has been really big the last two games,” Bossier coach J.C. Dickey said.
Bossier starts District -3A play Tuesday.
Dennisha Chambers scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead New Tech (8-8) past Ringgold. Regina Wells had 11 points and six boards.