Hornbeck knocks off Simpson; Rosepine victorious

Published 3:01 pm Wednesday, February 16, 2022

BWS Sports

HORNBECK — Brady Alexander picked the best time to have a career outing.

Alexander connected on 12-of-14 free throws and drilled a pair of three-pointers en route to a career-high 36 points as he guided the Hornbeck Hornets to a 52-45 win on Friday against the Simpson Broncos in a huge District 3-C showdown.

Hornbeck’s victory over Simpson has forced the Broncos into a tie with Pleasant Hill in first place in the league standings at 7-3. A decision is still pending on how they intend to break the tie at the top of the district.

The Broncos opened the game by taking a 9-8 lead at the end of the first period, but Alexander dominated the second quarter for the Hornets, leading them on an 18-9 surge and a 26-18 advantage at the intermission.

The Hornets added to their lead with an 18-17 edge in the third period and held off a furious Simpson run in the fourth to hold on for the victory.

Alexander was the lone scorer in double figures for Hornbeck as Devyn Sharp came in with eight points.

“Brady really played hard,” said Hornbeck head coach Charlie Alexander. “But his teammates did a good job of setting him up and he went right at Simpson, especially when they got in a little foul trouble.

“This was a big win for us and you could tell from the emotion on our players’ faces after the game it meant something to them,” Alexander added. “It was a big win in a big atmosphere.”

Braxton Basco, Heath Dalme and Ethan Nash each had 10 points in the loss for the Broncos.



DEQUINCY — The Rosepine Eagles had four players reach double figures on Thursday as they swept the District 5-2A season series with the DeQuincy Tigers, 69-64.

After being knotted at 18-18 at the end of the first quarter, the Eagles put together a 15-11 advantage in the second to take a 33-29 cushion into the locker room.

Rosepine extended its lead to 10 points by the end of the third and held off a late DeQuincy surge to earn the win.

Isaiah Stinson led the Eagles with 17 points, while Braydon Williams and Hunter Hines added 16 points each. Hayden Brister chipped in with 14 points.

Mario Dixon poured in 27 points for DeQuincy, while Reese Ashworth notched 19 points.



PITKIN — The Elizabeth Bulldogs pulled off a huge District 5-B win on the road on Friday night by beating the Pitkin Tigers, 49-48.

Ean Thompson paced Elizabeth with 15 points, while Travis Hess and Jacob Welch added 10 points apiece.

Dalton Maricle led Pitkin with 16 points, while Isaac Reed came in with 15 points. Noah Thompson chipped in with 10 points.

Pleasant Hill…..69


PLEASANT HILL — Alex Calhoun led three Pleasant Hill players in double figures as the Eagles knocked off the Evans Eagles in a District 3-C contest on Friday night, 69-58.

Calhoun led Pleasant Hill with 18 points, while Fred Edwards finished with 16 points. Javonte Ford added 12 points in the win.

Wyatt Austin paced Evans with 20 points, while Brentley Jeane notched 13 points.



SIMPSON — Keelan Parrie and Kado Collins combined for 39 points to lead the Ebarb Rebels over the Hicks Pirates in District 3-C play of Friday night, 73-60.

Parrie had 22 points to lead the Rebels, while Collins finished with 17 points.

Damien Lavery led Hicks with 13 points, while Kase Busby and Landon Goodwin finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively.



OAKDALE — The Oakdale Warriors capped off a perfect District 5-2A season with a convincing win over the Pickering Red Devils on Friday, 103-30.

Leon Posey IV paced the Oakdale barrage with 23 points, while Elijah Anderson notched 20 points. Derrick Green finished with 12 points.

Marlon Freeney led Pickering with 15 points.

In other action, Leesville went on the road to face the DeRidder Dragons in district play. However, neither team provided the score or leading scorers for publication.