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|Huntington top seed at tournament|
Huntington's boys basketball team will have the top seed from the East when the Hounds host the District 6A Tournament beginning Monday.
Huntington, Franklin Academy and Wilkinson County Christian Academy all finished with 6-2 marks in the East district, but the Hounds earned the top seed by point differential, while Franklin is seeded No. 2. WCCA holds down the third spot, while Tensas has the current advantage for the final spot.
WCCA still has to play Tensas, while Franklin has Tallulah remaining to play.
Huntington plays a non-district game at Amite School Center Friday.
Huntington will play against Glenbrook or Cenla. That game will be played either Monday or Tuesday.
Huntington finished district play with a 76-36 win over Tallulah Academy Tuesday at Huntington.
Huntington led 11-8 after one period before turning it up in the second period for a 38-16 halftime advantage.
Tyler Peré led Huntington with 24 points and Jeremy Randall had 16 points.
"I feel good about the way we are playing," said Huntington coach David Boydstun. "The main thing is we need to get that first win and assure ourselves of a spot in South State. We hope to still be playing Saturday for the district championship."
Huntington defeated Tensas 67-55 Friday in St. Joseph.
"Tensas really played well," Boydstun said. "They made us work for it. They still have a lot of interest because they are battling Tallulah for the final tournament spot."
Huntington led 13-10 after one period and 29-20 at halftime. Tensas cut that lead to 44-36 after three quarters. Tensas kept it close throughout the final quarter.
Pere´ led Huntington with 22 points, while Randall added 18 and Kevin Brown netted 17.
Austin Emfinger scored 30 points for Tensas.
"He had a career night against us," Boydstun said. "Everything he threw up went in."
Huntington's Lady Hounds finished 1-7 in sub-district play after falling to Tallulah, 62-47.
Tallulah led 24-6 after one period and 40-17 at halftime.
Emilee Johns led Huntington with a career high 27 points.
Huntington's Lady Hounds fell to Tensas. 62-33 on Friday.
Tensas led 23-4 after one period and 38-10 at halftime.
Julie Moak led Huntington with nine points.
Huntington's girls hold down the fourth and final spot in their sub-district and will play top-seeded Riverdale from the Western Division Monday at 6 p.m.
Tensas will be the top seed from the East District.
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