Huntington coach Mack Jones has seen enough of the Southwood Cowboys to know better than to get comfortable.
Talvin Revels proved that Thursday night, putting a fourth-quarter scare into the Raiders before Huntington regrouped to defeat its rival, 61-49, at Southwood.
“It was a typical Huntington-Southwood game,” Jones said. “They’re going to make a run.”
Led by three Revels’ fourth-quarter 3-pointers, Southwood (2-3) cut a 20-point Huntington lead to 52-47 with 3 minutes to play.
Huntington, however, shot well at the free-throw line down the stretch to extend its season-opening win streak to five.
Chance Chambers led Huntington with 22 points while Brandon Shepard posted a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds. C.J. Thomas led Southwood with 12 points.
Natchitoches Central 83, Lakeview 60
At Natchitoches, Colin Smith’s 21 points paced five Chiefs in double figures, as they pulled away from their parish rivals.
Freshman Austin Guy contributed a double-double of 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Chiefs.
North Caddo 78, Zwolle 72
At the Mary Ann Lawler Invitational, the Rebels survived a 33-point performance by the Hawks’ J.D. Montgomery to post the victory.
Jontavion Brooks led a balanced North Caddo attack with 22 points, as the Rebels improved to 4-1.
Zwolle dropped to 8-5 with the loss.
St. Thomas More 59, Mansfield 45
At the Mary Ann Lawler Invitational, Trey Touchet hit four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points as the Cougars defeated the Wolverines.
Verlan Hunter led Mansfield with 15, but the Wolverines could not overcome another slow start. Mansfield managed just three points in the first quarter and trailed by seven points at halftime.
Minden 64, Benton 56
At the Jack Clayton Invitational, the Crimson Tide jumped to a 13-point lead after one quarter and held on for the win.
D.J. Bratten led Benton with 21 points, which included 15 points from beyond the 3-point line.
Green Oaks 70, Parkway 43
At the Jack Clayton Invitational, the Giants avenged a loss in last year’s title game by routing the Panthers.
Tre’Davious White led the Giants with a game-high 16 points, while Quan Givens (13) and Edarius Lee (11) also cracked the double-figure barrier.
Brodrick Jefferson led Parkway with 10 points. The Panthers trailed by just two points after a quarter but could not overcome a 17-5 second-quarter push by Green Oaks.
Caldwell Parish 54, Evangel 43
At Evangel, Benny Pineset’s 15 points weren’t enough to keep the Eagles to falling to 2-3.
After leading by six points at the half, Evangel was outscored 40-23 in the second half.