Boys Basketball Roundup — Lovejoy defeats Sherman


LUCAS — Sherman and Lovejoy were tied at 35-all entering the fourth quarter, but the first-place Leopards pulled away in the final minutes for a 53-45 win over the Bearcats on Friday in a District 13-4A game.

In a seesaw battle, the Bearcats (11-13, 1-2) led by seven early on before Lovejoy used a 15-3 run to go up by five at halftime. Sherman, though, rallied in the third quarter and pulled even at the end of three.

Tre’ Mask and J’Lynn Thompson scored 12 points apiece and T.J. Ball added 10 for the Bearcats, who will host Wylie on Tuesday night.

District 11-2A

Pottsboro 76, S&S 30

SADLER — Justin Lawler had 21 points and 18 rebounds as Pottsboro remained undefeated in district play with a victory against S&S on Friday night.

Charlie Bray chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds, Dallas Sewell added 15 points and four assists, Kory Waller finished with nine points, eight rebounds and four assists and Preston Cook had eight points and five steals for the Cardinals.

Bells 41, Callisburg 29

CALLISBURG — Thomas Slaughter scored 13 points as Bells defeated Callisburg in district action on Friday night.

Charlie Pedigo added 11 points and nine rebounds, Wade Stanley had eight points and Weston Prat grabbed 10 rebounds and Colton Foster finished with seven rebounds for the Panthers.

Whitewright 47, Tom Bean 37

TOM BEAN — Mason Riggins scored 21 points as Whitewright defeated Tom Bean in district action on Friday night.

Jefferson Ballard added 10 points and Dennis Black chipped in seven points for the Tigers, who outscored the Tomcats by 15 in the second half.

Hunter Book had 10 points and nine rebounds, Tanner Ellis scored eight points and Logan LeDane added seven points for Tom Bean (9-8, 1-2).

District 12-2A

Gunter 64, Caddo Mills 61

GUNTER — Dakota Brewer’s only basket, a three-pointer in the closing seconds, helped Gunter rally past Caddo Mills in district action on Friday night.

J Bailey scored 25 points, Josh Hill had 16 points and Anthony Knight chipped in 12 points for Gunter (6-4, 2-0), which plays at Pilot Point on Tuesday night.

District 15-A (I)

Trenton 55, Wolfe City 50

WOLFE CITY — Lane Henderson scored 22 points as Trenton defeated Wolfe City in district action on Saturday.

Slater Stone added 11 points while Bailey Burks and Dylan McCarley finished with six points apiece for Trenton, which hosts Boles on Tuesday.

Colton Quirl had 20 points, Andre’ Brown chipped in 12 points and Hunter Bostick added nine points for Wolfe City, which travels to Blue Ridge.

Blue Ridge 58, Cumby 41

CUMBY — Thomas Weatherford scored 13 points as Blue Ridge pulled away from Cumby to earn its first district victory of the season.

Brevin Wiggins and Brody Worth each finished with 10 points apiece for Blue Ridge, which hosts Wolfe City on Tuesday night.

District 16-A (I)

Honey Grove 60, Maud 26

HONEY GROVE — Charles Sanders had 20 points, seven steals and five rebounds as Honey Grove defeated Maud in district play on Saturday afternoon.

Aaron Foster added nine points and seven rebounds for Honey Grove (12-1, 3-0), which plays at Avery on Tuesday in a clash of undefeated district teams.

Jeremy Patt also chipped in six rebounds, four steals and three assists, Mauricio Chacon totaled five points, four rebounds and three steals and Hussian Jabai had five points, four steals and three assists for Honey Grove.

On Friday, Patt had 17 points and Sanders scored 10 with 10 combined rebounds and five assists each in host Honey Grove’s 55-40 non-district win over Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas. Jacob Price chipped in seven rebounds, while Jabai had five rebounds.

District 22-A (II)

Savoy 63, Fannindel 42

LADONIA — Taylor Bigbee scored 22 points as Savoy opened district play with a victory against Fannindel on Friday night.

Hunter Franklin had 13 points, Brayden Phillips finished with seven points and Bradley Cragg and Cory McMorris chipped in five points apiece for the Cardinals (7-9, 1-0).

Non-district

Paris 66, Bonham 42

PARIS — Dra Smith had 25 points in Bonham’s non-district loss at Paris on Saturday.

Greg Moses added five points for Bonham (9-12), which hosts Melissa on Friday to start District 12-3A play.