Posted On: 01/4/18 11:15 AM
The 78th edition of the Bossier Invitational kicked off on yesterday afternoon. With the first round games and potential match-ups after day one, this is the last chance for teams to get key out-of-district wins. Action throughout the day was hotly contested. Right here on Prep Hoops LA, we will recap the day and not takeaways from the first day.
Richwood vs BTW (Final 75-63 Richwood)
Led by the 30-point performance of guard Joseph Smith, the Rams were able to beat BTW in the opening game of the Bossier Invitational. Booker T’s dyanmic senior duo of Leon Chambers and Letreveon Jones combined for 41 points to keep the Lions in striking distance. However, they could not overcome Richwood’s interior defense from Zachariah Malone (6’5″) who had four blocks.
Green Oaks vs Ruston (Final 67-53 Green Oaks)
Despite Jamone Brown’s 29 points, Green Oaks guard play trumped Ruston’s guard play. Green Oaks three guards kept constant offensive and defensive pressure on the Bearcats in the second half. In the final quarter, Green Oaks used a quick 7-0 run to push a four point lead to eleven and never looked back.
Huntington vs Union Parish (Final 48-32 Huntington)
For Union Parish, it was Jalen and Jordan Jones and not much else as they fell to the Raiders. 6’4″ senior Tahji Davis had 20 points on layups, put backs, and dunks to lead all scorers. Huntington also used a wide zone which discouraged Union’s perimeter shooters. Even when they got a shot, it was rushed. Union had no answer because of their lack of size in this match-up.
Other notable games:
Bossier defeated Mansfield High 68-39/ Benton beat Red River 75-65