Local teams stock state basketball playoffs

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Although not a single game was played, Thursday was a hectic day in the land of Louisiana high school basketball. The LHSAA released its final power ratings in the morning before revealing the qualifiers and matchups in 14 divisions.
Some teams got home games when it looked as if they may travel, while others were shocked to learn they were involved.
Airline girls head coach David Duhon had to raid track and softball practice on Viking Drive in Bossier City to put his team back together. The Lady Vikings figured they weren’t going to be part of the 32-team Class 5A tournament, but they grabbed the final spot.
The reward? A date with the nationally ranked Southwood Lady Cowboys.
Southwood and Airline are two of more than 60 area teams to qualify for either the boys or girls playoffs. However the Red River showdown is one of few matchups pitting area rivals.
Southwood (28-1) was one of two local teams to nab No. 1 seed. The Bossier boys (27-3), participants in four consecutive championship games, nabbed the top seed in Class 3A. The Pelican girls (26-4) captured the top seed in Class C.
Maybe the deepest pool of local talent comes in the boys’ Class 2A bracket. Five District 1-2A teams qualified for the tournament. Two will place each other (No. 24 Evangel at North Webster). In addition to the five 1-2A teams, four other area boys teams qualified in 2A.
The Gibsland-Coleman boys have a crack at posting perhaps the biggest Cinderella story this season. The Bulldogs’ only win in a 1-24 regular-season came against Haynesville, but they nabbed the No. 26 seed in Class C and will travel to play Reeves in the opening round.
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Local matchups:

Boys

Class 5A
No. 23-H.L. Bourgeois at No. 10 Ruston
18-West Jefferson (18-8) at 15-Byrd (22-7)
17-Northshore (19-10) at 16-Natchitoches (18-12)
20-Captain Shreve (19-13) at 13-Woodlawn-BR (21-9)
Class 4A
24-Northwood (16-15) at 9-Huntington (22-4)
20-Minden (25-5) at 13-Salmen (21-6)
Class 3A
32-Port Barre (15-12) at 1-Bossier (27-3)
26-Green Oaks (14-12) at 7-Patterson (16-6)
Class 2A
24-Evangel (11-17) at 9-North Webster (19-5)
23-DeQuincy (15-11) at 10-Lakeview (22-7)
22-Pine Prairie (20-10) at 11-Mansfield (21-8)
20-Homer (13-10) at 13-North Caddo (19-11)
19-Many (17-11) at 14-Rosepine (22-4)
26-Red River (12-15) at 7-Sterlington (24-7)
27-BTW (12-14) at 6-John Curtis
Class A
26-Montgomery (14-12) at 7-Arcadia (21-8)
17-Hamilton Christian at 16-Plain Dealing (11-10)
29-St. Mary (10-17) at 4-Country Day
Class B
29-Converse (9-25) at 4-Castor (33-5)
25-Pitkin (9-25) at 8-Zwolle (29-11)
21-Weston (15-18) at 12 Choudrant (26-13)
19-Bell City (15-17) at 14-Summerfield (26-7)
17-Monterey (17-9) at 16-Florien (18-15)
23-Doyline at (16-13) at 10-Hathaway (20-10)
Class C
2-Pelican (20-8), Bye
23-Maurepas (10-22) at 10-Ebarb (20-18)
17-Phoenix (13-14) at 16-Saline (11-19)
21-Dubach (8-17) at 12-Northside Christian (16-10)
26-Gibsland-Coleman (1-24) at 7-Reeves (20-12)
Last years champions: 5A, Scotlandville; 4A, Peabody; 3A, Richwood; 2A, Curtis; 1A, Christian Life; B, Zwolle; C, Pelican

Girls

Class 5A
32-Airline (11-18) at 1-Southwood (28-1)
31-Haughton (16-12) at 2-Natchitoches Central (23-4)
19-Byrd (23-10) at 14-Mt. Carmel (19-10)
29-Captain Shreve (15-14) at 4-West Monroe (26-6)
Class 4A
19-Huntington (17-10) at 14-Breaux Bridge(18-7)
23-Fair Park (17-10) at 10-St. Louis (Lake Charles) (23-8)
29-Benton (15-12) at 4-Neville (24-2)
31-Woodlawn (11-13) at 2 St. Michael (29-4)
Class 3A
25-St. James (11-18) at 8-Loyola (22-9)
22-Buckeye (17-12) at 11 Green Oaks (17-8)
20-Bossier (15-13) at 13-Avoyelles
Class 2A
28-South Plaquemines (10-9) at 5-Evangel (25-7)
26-French Settlement (13-11) at 7-North Caddo (28-3)
19-Iota (13-17) at 14-Mansfield (19-10)
18-Pine (18-9) at 15 Homer (20-7)
Class A
26-St. Mary’s (14-14) at 7-Arcadia (21-7)
18-St. Martin’s (20-11) at 15-Plain Dealing (13-8)
2-Vermilion Catholic (23-6) at 31-Cedar Creek (13-15)
Class B
30-Simpson (8-23) at 3-Florien (35-3)
26-Simsboro (14-13) at 7-Castor (21-12)
25-Singer (12-18) at 8-Converse (23-13)
23-Hicks (14-16) at 10-Negreet (21-12)
19-Pitkin (9-21) at 14-Summerfield (21-11)
18-Grace Christian (22-10) at 15-Doyline (19-10)
21-Weston (18-16) at 12-Rapides (23-14)
31-Zwolle (6-31) at 2-Fairview (35-1)
Class C
1-Pelican (26-4), Bye
2-Dubach (27-1), Bye
4-Saline (27-5), Bye
25-Sicily Island (3-21) at 8-Ebarb (23-14)
13-Starks (13-15) at 20-Gibsland-Coleman (8-19)
Last years champions: 5A, Lafayette; 4A, St. Thomas More; 3A, Loyola; 2A, Curtis; 1A, Plain Dealing; B, Fairview; C, Pelican

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