Bienville Parish teams preparing for playoffs

By Paige Nash

High school basketball teams in Bienville Parish are wrapping up district games and revving up for playoffs. 

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) will be announcing the official end of season results for boys basketball as well as the district representatives on Saturday, February 18, after a few lose ends are tied up this week.  

The Saline High School Bobcats will have a Class 2C district champion tiebreaker game against Atlanta High on Saturday February 18, 2023. Since district championship tiebreakers are played at a neutral site, the game will take place at Dodson High School at 5:30 pm. Both Saline and Atlanta have a district record of 8-2. Saline has a season record of 19-14 and Atlanta at 13-19. 

The Ringgold High School Redskins wrapped up their district schedule with a 69-48 win over Magnolia School of Excellence, finishing off the season with a 12-0 district standing and 22-10 overall.  

On Monday, February 20, the LHSAA will be releasing the boys’ playoff pairings. 

The bracket for the girls’ teams has already been announced. The deadline for the Bi-district games are tomorrow, February 16.  

The Castor Lady Tigers will be traveling to Phoenix High School today, February 15. The game will be on Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $8. There will be no school or boys’ basketball game on Friday.  

The community has plans to send the girls off with well wishes as they head to the playoffs. They will be meeting at Watson Road at 12:15 p.m. with signs showing their support.  

The Saline Lady Bobcats will be traveling to Leesville to play the Hick’s Lady Pirates for the District V bi-district game tomorrow, February 16 at 6 p.m. Admission is $7. 

The Gibsland-Coleman Lady Bulldogs will have a bye week, advancing them to Regionals. They will be playing the winner of the Pleasant Hill vs. Holden game. 

Also receiving a bye week, the Arcadia Lady Hornets will have another week to prepare for Regionals. They will be playing the winner of the South Plaquemines vs. Delcambre game. 

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