No. 1-ranked Bossier escaped with a one-point home victory over Green Oaks last month. Friday night at the Green Oaks gym it was a totally different story.
The Bearkats roared early and often as Bossier cruised to an easy 63-41 District 1-A victory behind 15 points from Devonte Hall.
“We scored better tonight,” Bossier Coach Jeremiah Williams said comparing the game to the previous meeting. “We defended well and we got some shots to fall in the second quarter.”
Breon Morris was his usual pest on defense for Bossier as he harassed the Giants all night long. Morris supported Hall with 11 points and had a handful of steals.
“Breon does a good job of getting in the passing lanes,” Williams said. “Credit him for his hard work. Those steals led to some easy baskets for us.”
Malik Dunn came off the bench to help give the Bearkats an extra spark with 10 points.
Tre’Davious White, who just signed a football scholarship with LSU on Wednesday, provided some highlights for the home crowd in the fourth quarter as he finished with team high 15 points.
“We were outhustled and outrebounded,” Green Oaks Coach Joseph Anderson said. “That was the big difference in the game tonight.”
Bossier (27-3, 6-0)started the game with its usual stingy defense but it took a few minutes to get its offense going. Morris ignited his team with a three-pointer before getting some help from Hall and Rashaard Owens.
Green Oaks (14-12, 4-2) trailed 13-2 after one quarter and 31-10 at halftime.
The Bearkats increased its lead to 30 points (50-20) after three quarters and actually had its largest margin of the night at 55-22 with 5:47 left in the game. That came on a pair of free throws by Tevin Robertson.
Bossier’s last loss was to 5A Ouachita Dec. 29 in the finals of the Doc Edwards Tournament. The ‘Kats other losses were to 4A St. Thomas More and a home loss to Ouachita. Bossier also beat Ouachita in Monroe.
The ‘Kats don’t have any other games scheduled before hosting a first round game in the 3A state playoffs.