RHS races past Braves
Jerry Melton was “on” for Ruston High School Tuesday night and at the right time.
The Bearcats’ Class 5A All-State candidate scored a season-best 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the District 2-5A runner-ups to a 77-47 win over H.L. Bourgeois in the bi-district round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Melton could hardly miss, ending up with an 80 percentage from the field and connecting on several shots late in the first half that helped snuff out some early momentum by H.L. Bourgeois (22-9).