CUMBY — The Cumby Lady Trojans were outscored 48-36 in a warm up game on Friday the 13th against the Lone Oak Lady Buffaloes.
The Lady Buffs held Lady Trojan Savanah Neal to the least amount of points scored all season at just 10 points (three assists and five steals). Lone Oak jumped ahead in the first half and held on to the lead. The Lady Buffs popped in double figures in the second while holding Cumby to single digit scoring. Laura Oviedo (10 points) led her team in rebounds with nine followed by teammate Lindsey Lemon (five points) pulled down four for Cumby.
"We worked on some new things so our execution was a little slower. I think as long as we execute and work together we will win tonight. They have two good shooters who can hit the three, if we slow them down, we will be OK," said Cumby Lady Trojan head basketball coach Renee Morris.
Cumby stands at 25-5 for the season and will play Trenton Lady Tigers tonight at 6 p.m. at Commerce High School for the bi-district title.
Lone Oak 11-15-12-10--48
Cumby--Savanah Neal 10, Laura Oviedo 10, Courtney Steward 6, Lindsey Lemon 5, Brittany Seely 3, Demi Newsom 2.
Lone Oak--Chelsea Lyday 19, Marissa Miawelmal 12.
Panthers clawed down Hornets
NORTH HOPKINS — Friday the 13th was not so scary for North Hopkins. The Panthers scored a 36-26 homecourt win over the Boles Hornets.
Boles started off hot from outside the half circle. They sank three treys in the first half. In the second quarter, North Hopkins answered back with 3-pointers by Canyon Cockrum (nine total points) and Dillion Horne. Cockrum kept the 3-pointers alive hitting another after halftime, outscoring Boles 12-7.
Panther Juan Delgado started the final quarter off with another long bomb to add to his basket. Lone Oak puts North Hopkins at the line 13 times in the second half. The Panthers hit 50 percent from the foul line in just the second half of round ball action.
The North Hopkins Panthers (6-4) will travel to Fruitvale Tuesday for the final district game of the season with a 6 p.m. tip-off time starting with JV boys.
North Hopkins 4-8-12-12--36
Boles--Duran 1, Jordan 13, Wallace 10, Hatchel 2.
North Hopkins--Canyon Cockrum 9, Juan Delgado 5, Lorenzo Rivera 5, Paco Castro 2, Dillion Horne 3, Jason Leber 7, Brandon Joslin 5.
Sulphur Bluff set for championship games
The Sulphur Bluff Bears took the sting out of Miller Grove Hornets 66-53 Tuesday.
Top scorers for the Bears were Cody Austin with 21, Colt Nichols with 18, Robert Messick and Mason Littrell each had 10 even, Ismael Gutierrez popped the basket once.
"The boys came out determined Tuesday night knowing that our goal from the very beginning of the school year was on the line. They played the best defense I have seen all season on Tuesday," said Sulphur Bluff Bears head basketball coach Marshall Moore. "We are tied with Miller Grove for first place. The boys will come out with the same determination they had last time for the district championship game. They know that Miller Grove is trying to keep us from our goal, and they will leave everything on the court to see that it does not happen."
Miller Grove Hornets and Sulphur Bluff Bears will face off Tuesday to decide the the top spot in the district in Saltillo at 7:30 p.m. There is a tournament of district champions scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21 against Bland at 10:30 a.m. at Royse City High School.
NOTE: The Miller Grove Lady Hornets will play Roxton Lady Lions for the bi-district title at 6:30 tonight in Cooper. They will be followed by the Lady Bears that will play Savoy Lady Cardinals tonight at 8 p.m. in Cooper for the bi-district championship.
JH Bears defeat Miller Grove
HARTS BLUFF— In the district tournament the Sulphur Bluff JH Bears defeated Miller Grove Hornets 41-30.
Blake Brown scored 12, Clay Mitchell had eight, Landon Dorner made seven, Kyle Green scored four, and Ian Zeringue and Clay Townsend each netted a bucket.
On Monday, Feb. 9 the JH Bears split wins with Detroit. The A team beat Detroit 49-29. The Bears outplayed their opponent in the second half scoring 34 to their 15. Dorner led with 17 points, Brown had 11, Collin William scored eight, Erin Zeringue with five, and Green and Mitchell each had four points.
The B team didn't fare as well against the Tigers, with a loss of 21-14. Dylan Patterson led the way with seven, Cole Townsend put in six, Dylan Wilkens had two.
The eighth grade Lady Bears won the consolation in their tournament, placing fourth out of nine teams at Harts Bluff.
C-P Eagles lose out to Cooper
COMO — The Como-Pickton Eagles lost to the Cooper Bulldogs on Friday. Even on the heels of double-digit scoring of by Eagle seniors Phillip Cox with 15, Austin Darby had 14, and Ryan Carpenter with 10, Como-Pickton was just shy of the win 61-54.
The game was decided with a fourth quarter rally by the Bulldogs. Cooper jumped ahead by six to take the district win.
The JV Eagles were just inched out by a bucket, 36-34 against Cooper. Eagles Julian Ramirez led with 18 points along with eight by Merced Ramirez.
Como-Pickton Eagles will travel to their final district game Tuesday in Grand Saline at 4:30 p.m. The Como-Pickton Lady Eagles will play Kerens in Lindale on the same night at 7 p.m.
SCORING BOX (varsity)
Como-Pickton--Phillip Cox 15, Austin Darby 14, Ryan Carpenter 10, Hunter Cooksey 9, Dylan Mowat 2, Cole Boseman 2.
SCORING BOX (JV)
Como-Pickton--Julian Ramirez 18, Merced Ramirez 8, Trevor Cagle 4, Seth Sturgill 2, Robert Cardin 2.
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