Lincoln Parish hoops roundup

By T. Scott Boatright



The Lincoln Preparatory School basketball team rolled its record to 5-1 with three straight wins last week, starting with a 63-45 win over Summerfield on Thursday.

Lincoln Prep started strong in that contest, building a nine-point advantage at 15-6 lead by the end of the opening stanza. But Summerfield roared back in the second quarter, outscoring the Panthers 19-12 to cut the Lincoln Prep lead to 27-25 at intermission.

The Panthers took over the third quarter, outscoring Summerfield 23-9 in the stanza to lead 50-34 heading into the fourth quarter.

Dmitry Payne led Lincoln Prep with 15 points along with four assists and two rebounds.

Brandon Heard and Joseph Spann each scored 11 points for the Panthers, with Heard adding three assists and two steals while Spann chipped in with a pair of assists and a steal

Emanuel Bryant totaled eight points, five rebounds, four steals and two assists for Lincoln Prep, which also got seven points and five rebounds from Ja’kyren Montgomery and seven points and five rebounds from Braylyn Mayfield.

Then on Friday, it was Mayfield that took over as he led the way for the Panthers on Friday night in a 69-66 overtime win over Winnfield with a double-double — 21 points and 14 rebounds — while adding four assists, two blocked shots and two steals.

Payne totaled 15 points and added three rebounds against Winnfield while Ta’Rell Simmons added 12 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals and Ja’kyren Montgomery totaled 9 points, four rebounds and two steals. 

On Saturday, Lincoln Prep defeated Green Oaks 47-33, with Payne recording 10 points, five steals and an assist for the Panthers.

Montgomery, Spann and Mayfield added seven points for Lincoln Prep in the win over Green Oaks.

In girls action, Winnfield defeated Lincoln Prep 59-16 on Friday.



Cedar Creek suffered their first two losses of the season at the Quitman High School Tournament falling 64-36 to Calvin and 46-36 to Jonesboro-Hodge. The Cougars defeated Beekman Charter 64-46.

Carter Hill led the Creek with 20 points in the loss to Calvin and with 19 points in the loss to Jonesboro-Hodge. Davis Walsworth netted 20 points, Hill added 19 and Hayden McCluskey scored 10 in the win over Beekman Charter.

Creek defeated Beekman Charter 56-28 last night while the Lady Cougars won 63-14.



Simsboro High School’s boys basketball team rolled its record to 11-1 with a pair of wins last week.

The Tigers won 89-43 at Claiborne Christian on Friday before defeating River Oaks 75-47 on Saturday at the St. Frederick Tournament.

Simsboro’s girls basketball team lost 54-48 at Claiborne Christian on Friday.




The Choudrant High School boys lost 67-64 to Doyline last night with Parker Batterton leading the way with 18 points followed by Lachlan Thompson with 13 points, Amarion Simonton with 10 points, Trey Harris and Chris Williams with nine each.

The Aggies cruised past D’Arbonne Woods 60-43.

Parker Batterton led the way for the Aggies with 22 points while Chris Williams added 11, Trey Harris chipped in with 10 and Amarion Simonton hit for seven.

After defeating D’Arbonne Woods 52-17 last Tuesday, the Choudrant High School girls traveled south to compete in the Bell City Tournament.

There the Lady Aggies fell 49-47 to Grand Lake and 58-34 to Lake Arthur.

The loss to Grand Lake came despite a 33-point performance by Choudrant’s Kylee Portilloz. Aly Thomas added six points, Alyssa Sanders hit for five and Elizabeth Davis chipped in with three points in that contest. 

Portilloz also led Choudrant against Lake Arthur with 12 points. Thomas added 11 points in that loss while Zoey Smith hit for six.

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