As I sat in the CenturyLink Center in what was billed as one of the best high school basketball match-ups on the slate during the LHSAA North Regional Playoff game, I realized why Bossier High School had such a great record and high seeding. Defensive intensity and great coaching is a staple of this team. Also having two All-Star guard/forwards did not hurt, that I am sure of.
Rashard Owens and Tevin Robertson have both been a constant throughout the season with Robertson averaging 13.3 points and five rebounds and Owens averaging 11.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. All done while leading with a defensive intensity that has become a Bossier Bearkat signature. Over their last four years, the Bearkats have accumulated a staggering combined record of 132 wins and 10 losses.
While the two All-Stars were far from being celebrated along the way, they each contributed and evolved into the dynamic players they are today. Robertson, who recently received All-State honors, is an undersized post player who makes up for what he lacks in height by being a tenacious rebounder with strength, quickness and athleticism as his main weapons. The 6’5” Owens is a silky smooth wing-man in possession of a pure jumpshot with virtually unlimited range. His length and quickness give him the ability to guard multiple positions and force turnovers.
I know I won’t be missing the show this Saturday, March 15 at the Centenary College Gold Dome when the 2013 LHSCA/LHSBCA High School All-Star Games tip-off and you shouldn’t either. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. when the girls East All-Stars take on the West All-Stars and immediately following that game, the boys’ East All-Stars will face-off against the West All-Stars. Tickets are $10 at the door.