By T. Scott Boatright
CADEVILLE — The Ruston High School boys basketball team took control early Friday night as the Bearcats roared on the road to race past West Ouachita 72-42.
RHS built a 22-8 advantage by the end of the opening stanza and led 33-16 at halftime.
The Bearcats, who hit on 49 percent of their shots from the floor, hit on 10-of-27 3-point shots and also connected on all eight of their free throw attempts.
When they weren’t firing up long-range shots, the Bearcats took the ball to the basket, scoring 32 of their points in the paint.
Freshman guard Aiden Anding had a career night to lead Ruston with 29 points, including a nine-of-16 performance from 3-point range.
Anding also had seven rebounds on the night.
Freshman Joran Parker added nine points for the Bearcats while Braylan McNeal and Jackson Pilgreen added eight points for RHS.
The Bearcats (17-3) next play host to Richwood tonight.
Lady Bearcats 61, West Ouachita 37
CADEVILLE — Alexis Foster led the way with 15 points as Ruston girls earned a road win at West Ouachita Friday night.
Zaccheya Jackson added nine points for Ruston, which also received eight points Jaliah McWain and seven points each from Mariah Hintze, Kiona McAllister and Emerald Parker.
Cedar Creek 44, Delta Charter 42 (Boys)
Hayden McClusky poured in 18 points Friday to lead Cedar Creek in a win at Delta Charter.
The Cougars held off the Storm after a strong start that saw Cedar Creek outscore Delta Charter 13-4 in the first quarter.
Carter Hill chipped in with 10 points while Davis Walsworth added nine for Cedar Creek, which will next play host to St. Frederick tonight.
Cedar Creek 51, D’Arbonne Woods 40 (Boys)
Carter Hill led the way with 17 points as Cedar Creek powered past D’Arbonne Woods.
Brian Osborne added 10 points for the Cougars, who also received eight points from Davis Walsworth.
Cedar Creek 67, Tensas 25 (Girls)
St. JOSEPH — Cedar Creek senior Sarah Adams took over early Friday night at Tensas as she and the Lady Cougars won by 42 points.
Adams, who finished with 34 points, poured in 19 in the first quarter, helping Cedar Creek to a 30-3 advantage by the end of the stanza.
Millie Venters added 12 points for the Lady Cougars while Allie Furr added nine.
Lincoln Prep 64, Plain Dealing 28 (Boys)
Lincoln Preparatory School moved to 19-3 overall and 3-0 in District 1-1A as the Panthers raced out of the gates and never looked back against Plain Dealing Friday night.
Stephen Burks III connected on four-of-six 3-point attempts and led Lincoln Prep with 15 points along with three rebounds and three assists while
Darrell Jackson hit on all four of his long range attempts to finish with 12 points while adding two assists and a steal.
Bralyn Mayfield led the Panthers on the boards with 10 rebounds while adding seven points, two steals and an assist while Dmitry “Meci” Payne chipped in with seven points, six assists and a steal.
Lincoln Prep 55, Glenbrook 29 (Boys)
MINDEN — The Panthers roared out to a 25-point halftime advantage as Lincoln Prep raced past Glenbrook on the road.
Bralyn Mayfield and D’Mitry Payne hit for 11 points each to lead the Panthers while Brandon Heard chipped in with 10.
Mayfield also totaled seven steals, six rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot while Payne added three assists and a pair of steals.
The Panthers also received seven points from Stephen Burks III and six points, 10 rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals from Emanuel Bryant.
St. Paul’s 60, Simsboro 54 (Boys)
COVINGTON — The Simsboro Tigers suffered a rare loss Saturday afternoon, falling on the road to Class 5A foe St. Paul’s.
Simsboro, now 20-2 on the season, led 14-11 at the end of the first quarter before St. Paul’s battled back for a 30-26 halftime advantage and held on for the win over the Tigers.
Nick Maryland led Simsboro with 22 points.
Simsboro 63, Lakeside 44 (Boys)
SIBLEY — Eleven different Tigers lit up the scoreboard Friday night as Simsboro won on the road at Lakeside.
Sismboro pulled its starters in the second quarter and led 38-3 at halftime.
Nick Maryland topped SHS with 12 points while T. Smith added nine, Chilaydrien Newton chipped in with seven and Brandon Williams, Kalep Wright and Itavus Brown hit for six points each.
Simsboro 63, Jonesboro-Hodge 32 (Boys)
JONESBORO — Lee Abney double-doubled and three other Tigers scored in double digits as Simsboro won the clash between Tigers at Jonesboro-Hodge.
Abney totaled 10 points and pulled down 16 rebounds for Simsboro, which also received 18 points from Jordan Crawford, 14 from Newton and 10 from Shamarian Brantley.
Choudrant 74, D’Arbonne Woods 49 (Boys)
Chris Williams led the way with 22 points as Choudrant started pulling away from D’Arbonne Woods in the second quarter to cruise past the Timberwolves.
The Aggies led only 15-12 at the end of the opening stanza but built a 38-23 advantage by halftime.
Parker Batterton added 18 points for Choudrant, which also received 12 points from Mike Jones.
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