Ruston High basketball tips off regular season this week

Ruston High hoops will start regular season play this week with the freshmen, JV, and varsity girls playing at Benton High Monday.

On Tuesday, both varsity girls and boys will host Minden, while the varsity boys will host Airline High Thursday night.

Finally, both varsity teams will head out again for the Saline Tournament for Friday and Saturday.

“It’s that time of year,” Lady Bearcat head coach Meredith Graf said.” Our kids are tired of practicing and playing each other, the weather changes and the start of a new season begins. I am very excited to get the year going and see my team grow and develop with every game.”

For Bearcat head coach Ryan Bond, he echoes Graf’s thoughts on starting this week.

“I’m excited and anxious about getting things started,” Bond said. “It will be a challenging week; we have four games in five days. The team is ready for the season opener on Tuesday.”

Both teams won district championships last season and multiple individual awards, as well.

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