Bearcat hoops recap from Hamilton Christian Tournament

Photo Credit: Reggie McLeroy

Ruston High’s boys basketball squad finished 2-1 overall in the Hamilton Christian tournament in Lake Charles, La., while the Lady Bearcats split games 1-1.

The Bearcats suffered their first loss of the season Sunday afternoon after three days of games in a row 54-46 to Madison Prep. Senior Braylan McNeal and sophomore Aidan Anding both scored 11 points apiece in the Sunday contest. Ruston had already beaten Hahnville Friday by a final score of 64-51 and followed with a win over Hamilton Christian on Saturday 50-43. 

“We played three quality opponents,” Ruston boys’ head coach Ryan Bond said. “We got better as a team.”

The boys are now 7-1 overall.

On the girls’ side, the Lady Bearcats won their first game 48-28 before losing 73-38 to Fairview. Junior A’Nyia Moore led Ruston with 9 points.

“You go to different tournaments to see different people and we got just that,” Lady Bearcat head coach Meredith Graf said. “We saw two very different teams with two very different styles. We handled one well, and the other not so much. We are continuing to figure out ourselves with every game.”

The girls are 5-4.

Both Ruston teams return to action tonight on the road against Winnfield.

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