BPCC BASEBALL TEAM SWEPT BY NAVARRO
The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers were swept by Navarro 4-3 and 8-0 in a Region 14 doubleheader Tuesday in Corsicana, Texas.
The Cavaliers managed just two hits in the 8-0 loss and allowed eight.
Navarro scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of the 4-3 loss, which went seven.
Former Benton star Ross Moore went 2-for-3 with a double for the Cavs. Jose Rodriguez went 2-for-4. Airline product Chase Daughdrill had a double.
BPCC also dropped a pair of conference games Saturday against Northeast Texas Community College at home, 7-5 and 3-2.
Former Airline star Lance Jones went 2-for-4 with a double in the 7-5 loss. Moore had two hits, including a double. Daughdrill went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Matt Martin was 2-for-2 with a double.
Northeast Texas scored all three of its runs in the sixth inning of the 3-2 loss, which went seven. Moore had another good game, going 2-for-4 with a double. Daughdrill had another two-hit game as did Martin.
Airline product Cole Hesson pitched a solid game, allowing just four hits in 5 1-3 innings. The Cavaliers dropped to 8-6 on the season with the four losses.
BPCC BASKETBALL TEAM HAS HOME GAME TONIGHT
The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers host Kilgore in a men’s Region 14 college basketball game tonight at 7.
Kilgore is 22-4 overall and second in the Region 14 North division at 12-4. BPCC is 9-15 and 2-13.
WEST LEADS NSU MEN TO ANOTHER CONFERENCE WIN
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Former Bossier standout Jalan West led a first-half eruption by league-leading Northwestern State Tuesday night as the Demons ran out to a 21-point advantage and held off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 82-71 for their ninth straight Southland Conference basketball win.
Northwestern (19-6 overall, 13-2 in the Southland) zoomed up 53-32 at halftime and weathered comeback efforts that brought A&M-Corpus Christi (4-20, 3-11) as close as nine points down the stretch. West scored 17 points, including a clinching 3-pointer with 1:31 remaining to rebuild NSU’s lead to 12, and he added five assists with no turnovers.
The victory moved Northwestern into a half-game lead in the Southland standings pending Stephen F. Austin’s Wednesday night visit to Sam Houston State. It matched the best regular-season winning streak by the Demons in their 37-season Division I history, nine in a row at the end of the 2005 league season and at the start of the 2005-06 campaign. It’s the most consecutive wins in a single season for NSU since 1959-60, a team that finished 23-5.
DeQuan Hicks and James Hulbin scored 11 and Gary Roberson had 10 as the Demons won on the road for the third time in six games. NSU snagged 11 steals, nine in the first half, and forced 17 turnovers by a squad leading the Southland by averaging 11.9 per game.
“Jalan had an outstanding game tonight, and managed the end of the game brilliantly,” said Demons’ coach Mike McConathy about his freshman point guard. “That 3-pointer basically sealed the deal but he also guided us into chewing a lot of time off the clock when they had a chance to get closer.”