The Red River Bulldogs boys’ basketball team’s season came to an end yesterday in perhaps the hardest fought game of the year. The Bulldogs bowed out to the Rayville Hornets 73 to 69.
The Hornets are undefeated this year. They advance to the boys’ championship in 2A on Saturday at noon. They play the North Caddo Rebels. Earlier Thursday North Caddo stomped Avoyelles Public Charter 65 to 39.
The Bulldogs got a great performance from all five starters with Emmarrion McDonald leading the team with 25 points. Other Bulldogs in double figures were Jessie Davis with 22 points and Chris Moore with 11.
The Bulldogs kept the game close throughout. They were down by five at halftime and lead for several times in each half. In the last few minutes Rayville took charge and despite a valiant Red River defense held on for the victory.
Both Bulldog teams made it to the semi-final game in the Top 28 Tournaments. The Red River program is top four in the state.
Journal Sports thanks the local businesses who supported Red River Basketball through their sponsorship of game broadcasts. They are the Bank of Coushatta, Tyler Insurance Agency, Better Finance, Coushatta Dairy Queen, Christus Coushatta Health Care System, The York Chop, Bethard and Bethard Attorneys At Law, and Hughes Lawn Service.