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    Basketball games were played in the area with the following reported.

Yantis 45,
Trinidad 24
    YANTIS — Jesus Sandoval had 17 points and Mark Carrasco tallied 16 to power the Yantis Owls to a 45-24 home win over Trinidad in basketball action.
    Carrasco had four 3-pointers in the win.
    Yantis took an early lead and maintained control of the game.
    The Owls are 10-13 overall, 1-2 in district. Their next game is at Campbell on Friday.
Scoring box, Yantis 45, Trinidad 24
Yantis    10 13 10 12  -45
Trinidad    7  7  4  6  -24
Yantis - Jesus Sandoval 17, Christian Lewis 7, Michael Carrasco 5, Mark Carrasco 16.

James Bowie 34,
North Hopkins 28
    SIMMS  — The North Hopkins Lady Panthers fell to James Bowie 34-28 Wednesday night to fall to 2-5 in District 16A action. The Lady Pirates came out holding the ball and the slow first half ended with Bowie up 9-7.
    The teams traded buckets in the third quarter and the game was tied at 17-17 going into the final stanza. With the score tied at 28-28 with two minutes to go, the Lady Panthers had three key turnovers that cost them down the stretch.
    "We fought hard, but you just can't make mistakes late in the game and put them on the line," Lady Panther coach Larry Tucker said. "Chelsey Crouch and Madison Wenrick did a good job offensively for us and our team defense was good."
    Crouch led the team with 14 points while Wenrick hit two three-point shots scoring a total of eight points.
    The Lady Panthers will host Honey Grove Friday. The JV girls will start the evening with a 4:30 p.m. game followed by the boys JV, varsity girls and varsity boys.

North Hopkins 63,
James Bowie 49
    SIMMS — The North Hopkins Panthers raced to a commanding 19-4 first quarter lead and coasted to a 63-49 District 16A win over James Bowie. The Panthers had a balanced scoring attack and played tough on the defensive end of the floor.
"We played a very aggressive defense forcing turnovers and hustling after the ball," Panthers coach Clay Pirtle said. "We moved the ball on offense the best we have all year. It was just a great team effort."
    The Panthers had a 30-17 lead at intermission, and were ahead 48-31 going into the final eight minutes.
    The Panthers tossed in six three point shots with Kevin Meza hitting four of the treys and Silas Whaley and Terance Berry each hitting one. Coming off an ankle injury that has kept him off the court recently, Whaley led the Panthers with 13 points and caused numerous Pirate turnovers on defense. Meza had 12, Jesse Williams 11 with Blake Adams and Berry each posting nine points. River Milam had five points and Alfredo Orozco hit four markers.
    The Panthers are 3-1 in district action and take on the 4-0 state-ranked Honey Grove Warriors in a key match-up Friday night at home. The Panthers are tied for second place with Avery at this time.
    The game will follow the girls and boys JV games and the girls varsity with the first tip-off at 4:40 p.m. The Lady Panthers will play around 6:30 p.m., with boys to follow at approximately 8  p.m. 




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