Many teams in the area played basketball recently with the following scores reported.
No. 14 Saltillo 58,
BLOOMBURG — Tyler Davison popped the nets for 24 points and Nick Boekhorst added 12 as the No. 14-ranked Lions won 58-47.
Saltillo head boys basketball coach Bill Giles said, “We played pretty well despite not shooting a high percentage from the field. Tyler Davison, Clayton Jones and Justin Barnett played the entire game. Cade Daniel and Tucker Johnson played more minutes than they normally do. These guys battled the whole night. We did an outstanding job on the boards and shot well from the free throw line."
The Lions made 12 of 15 free throws.
Scoring box, Saltillo 58, Bloomburg, 47
Saltillo 16 10 16 16 -58
Bloomburg 16 10 6 15 -47
Saltillo - Tyler Davison 24, Nick Boekhorst 12, Cade Daniel 6, Justin Barnett 5, Tucker Johnson 5, Clayton Jones 4, Edward Jaime 2.
Next up - Saltillo 18-7, at Avinger. Varsity girls at 6 p.m., boys varsity to follow.
No. 1 Saltillo 45,
BLOOMBURG — Playing on the road did not slow down the No. 1-state ranked Saltillo Lady Lions as they rolled to a 45-22 win over Bloomburg.
Haylee Clover was high point with 11 while Victoria Stretcher added 10 for the victors.
Scoring box, Saltillo 45, Bloomburg 45
Saltillo 12 17 16 0 -45
Bloomburg 4 4 2 12 -22
Saltillo - Haylee Clover 11, Victoria Stretcher 10, Andrea Tippit 8, Kendall Bain 7, Ariel Tippit 5, Karli Brewer 4.
Saltillo 42, Bloomburg 8 (junior varsity)
Saltillo 16 8 12 6 -42
Bloomburg 2 1 3 2 -8
Saltillo - Paula Boekhorst 10, Miranda Rushin 10, Clarissa Gamez 8, Claire Jones 4, Hannah Wade 4, Katlyn Gurley 4, Mackenzie Johnson 2.
NH Lady Panthers 55,
McLEOD — The North Hopkins Lady Panthers put together their best team effort of the year led by the hot hand of senior Melony Huffman's 15 first half points to come home with a 55-25 win at McLeod. After taking a 10-9 first quarter lead, the Lady Panthers rolled to an 18-5 second quarter advantage to lead 28-14 at intermission. Huffman hit 11 of her 15 points in the second quarter.
Junior post Chelsey Crouch had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kelsey Buchanan added nine points and grabbed seven rebounds with freshman Baile Gamille hitting for five points and getting six assists. Sophomore Madison Wenrick sparked the defense in the second half dominating the boards with nine rebounds.
"It was really our best game of the year. We played with a lot of team effort and intensity," Coach Larry Tucker said. "I am really proud of each of the ladies for their effort. Hard work does pay off."
In the second half, the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Longhorns 27-10 to secure the victory.
North Hopkins is now 2-4 in District 16A and will have a bye this Friday. They will return to action on the road again at Simms James Bowie next Tuesday, Jan. 15.
NH Panthers 44,
McLEOD — A great defensive effort by North Hopkins led the Panthers to an important 44-34 road win over McLeod Tuesday night.
After falling behind 18-17 at intermission, the Panthers used a 13-3 run in the third quarter to take a 30-21 lead into the final period. Tarence Berry led the charge with 16 points, including three long range three point shots and 5-7 from the free throw line. Blake Adams had a good night underneath the bucket hitting for 14 tough points in the paint. Adams had 13 of his points in the final quarter as the Panthers pulled away from the Longhorns.
"We played a great defensive game tonight. Berry and Adams both did a good job scoring and Trenton Dodd got after it on the boards," Panthers head coach Clay Pirtle said. "I am proud of the whole team for their defensive effort against a good team like McLeod."
The Panthers are now 2-1 in district play, tied with Avery for second place, a game behind unbeaten (3-0) Honey Grove. The Panthers travel to Sims next Tuesday to face James Bowie after taking off Friday night this week with a bye.
The North Hopkins JV boys kept their district slate perfect with a convincing 42-29 win at McLeod behind the hot shooting of Carlos Delgado and Tristan Follis.
Follis, with 12 points, hit his first three from beyond the arc to stake the Panthers to an early 9-0 lead they never relinquished. Delgado pumped in two three point shots on his way to 12 points. Austin Oldham, Jovanny Perez, Michael Condo and Rheston Sills each added four points and Daniel Lopez two points.
Coach Garrett Todd's JV Panthers are now 4-0 in district and 10-8 for the season. Their next game is next Tuesday at James Bowie.
Cumby girls 40,
BLAND — Breanna Gay and Candice Horrocks had 12 points each to power the Cumby Lady Trojans to a 40-33 win over Bland in girls varsity district action.
Kayla Akers had 9 rebounds to top the team, Gay had 7 boards.
Scoring box, Cumby 40, Bland 33
Cumby 2 15 11 12 -40
Bland 9 6 9 9 -33
Cumby - Kayla Akers 4, Candice Horrocks 12, Grace Campbell 2, Alex Duck 8, Breanna Gay 12, Kaylee Giles 2.
Cumby Trojans 19
BLAND — The visiting Trojans fell behind early and could not recover, losing to Bland in district action.
Dustin Heer and Travis Taylor had 7 points each for top Trojan scoring honors.
Scoring box, Bland 43, Cumby 19
Cumby 0 1 12 6 -19
Bland 11 8 11 13 -43
Cumby- Dustin Heer 7, Travis Taylor 7, Cody Anderson 2, Noah Dyer 2, Eric Wilson 1.
Scoring box, Cumby 28, Bland 20 (JV)
Cumby 7 5 9 7 -28
Bland 5 6 6 3 -20
Cumby - Jim Evans 2, Jax Allen 11, Mike Darlen 8, Dakota Herman 3, Tyler McCrary 3.
Sulphur Bluff 56,
KARNACK — Justin Goldsmith scored 16 points and Erin Zeringue added 12 as the Sulphur Bluff Bears took a 56-48 win on the road.
Scoring box, Sulphur Bluff 56, Karnack 48
Sulphur Bluff 17 11 17 11 -56
Karnack 8 9 16 15 -48
Sulphur Bluff - Justin Goldsmith 16, Erin Zeringue 12, Collin Williams 9, Tyler Raine 9, Blake Brown 5, Dakota Emerson 3, Hunter Powers 2.
YANTIS — The hometown Owls were held to eight points in the first half, losing 49-20 to visiting Fruitvale.
Mark Carrasco had 9 points to pace the Yantis attack with three 3-pointers.
Scoring box, Fruitvale 49, Yantis 20
Yantis 8 0 12 0 -20
Fruitvale 5 11 20 13 -49
Yantis - Jesus Sandoval 2, Christian Lewis 4, Michael Carrasco 5, Mark Carrasco 9.
Next up - Yantis, 9-12, 0-1, at Miller Grove,
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