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NH girls 48,
Detroit 37

From Staff Reports
 DETROIT — Sophomore Miranda Rushin and senior Brittany Flanagan came off the bench to spark a second half rally leading the North Hopkins Lady Panthers to a convincing 48-37 win over Detroit in a District 16A contest.


    The Lady Panthers could not get untracked in the first half falling behind 18-17 at intermission, but Rushin connected on a big three-point shot to put North Hopkins up 20-18 and they never relinquished the lead after that. At the start of the final quarter, the Lady Eagles cut the lead to 32-31 but it was Flanagan who stepped up and hit a trey to make it a 35-31 lead. Freshman Sheyenne Mitchell made two big buckets in the final minutes before fouling out. Mitchell also had 12 rebounds in the contest. Allegra Thomas added 13 boards for North Hopkins.
    "Allegra (Thomas) did not score like she usually does, but those rebounds were huge for us. Mitchell has really come on strong in district. The team has grown together this year," North Hopkins head girls basketball coach Larry Tucker said. "The girls don't really care who gets the glory, they all just want to win. And it seems like somebody different steps up each game."
    Rushin led the Lady Panthers with 10 points with Mitchell, Chelsey Crouch and Baile Gammill each added nine apiece.
    "Gammill did a good job defensively on their leading scorer, Waggoner (22 points),  holding her to just four free throws in the last quarter," Tucker explained. "Crouch came through like the leader she is with seven points in the second half and five rebounds in the final minutes."
    The win gave the Lady Panthers a 2-3 district record going into next Tuesday's game at McLeod. North Hopkins is just one game behind James Bowie for the third playoff spot at this time. The Lady Panthers raised their season record to 12-10.
    The Lady Panther junior varsity raised their district record to 3-2 with a big 29-9 win behind 10 points from Abree Bisenious and six from Samantha Freeman.

North Hopkins 48, Detroit (Varsity)
NH        7   10   14   17 -48
Detroit        7   11    9    10 -37
NH - Rushin 10, Mitchell 9, Gammill 9, Crouch 9, Flanagan 5, Chelsea Houser 2, Kelsey Buchanan 2
Detroit -Waggoner 22, Green 7, Denman 4, Bates 3, Bridger 1
3-point shots: NH Rushin (1), Flanagan (1) Detroit Bridger (1), Green (1)

NH boys 72,
Detroit 37
    DETROIT — The North Hopkins Panthers exploded for 29 points in the third period, taking a 72-37 win over Detroit in boys district basketball play.
    Jessie Williams topped the Panthers with 16. Tarence Berry added 13 and Trenton Dodd scored 11.
    “After a sluggish start, we woke up in the third quarter. The energy level picked up after the half,” said Todd Law, North Hopkins head boys basketball coach.
    Next up - North Hopkins at McLeod, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m.

North Hopkins 72, Detroit 37
North Hopkins       18   8   29  17  -72
Detroit         12  6  16  3  -37
North Hopkins - Jessie Williams 16, Tarence Berry 13, Trenton Dodd 11, Kevin Meza 9, Silas Whaley 8, Alfredo Orozco 6, Tristan Follis 4, Daniel Lopez 3, Blake Adams 2.

MG girls 50,
Trinidad 29
    The Miller Grove Lady Hornets got 17 points from Aleigh Bessonett as they defeated Trinidad, 50-29 in recent girls basketball action.
    The Lady Hornets are 7-5 overall, 1-0 in district under coach Gary Billingsley.  
Miller Grove 50, Trinidad 29
Miller Grove  7  17  15  11  -50
Trinidad    10  4  9  6  -29
MG-Aleigh Bessonett 17, Alma Del Castillo 8, Bailey Penney 7, Shelbi Potts 7, Brandie McLane 6, Alex Zeigler 5.

Wolfe City 55,
Cumby 32
    The Trojans got 14 points from Noah Dyer and 10 more from Travis Taylor, but it was not enough as Cumby fell 55-32 to Wolfe City in boys hoop action.
Wolfe City 55, Cumby 32
Wolfe City   16  20  5  14  -55
Cumby     5  10  9  8  -32
Cumby - Noah Dyer 14, Cody Anderson 2, Dustin Heer 2, Travis Taylor 10, Tyler McCrary 4.
Next up - Cumby hosts Bland, Tuesday, JV, V, 5:30, 8 p.m.

Saltillo downs
SB, 42-36
    SULPHUR BLUFF — The Lions got 11 points from Braden Ivery as they edged Sulphur Bluff, 42-36 in boys basketball play.
    “This is a good district win for us. Sulphur Bluff has an excellent group of young men,” said Saltillo head boys basketball coach Bill Giles. “Winning  on the road is extremely important if you want to make the playoffs.”   
Saltillo 42, Sulphur Bluff 36
Saltillo       12  7  11  12  -42
Sulphur Bluff   10  10  6 10  -36
Saltillo - Braden Ivy 11, Cade Daniel 8, Carlos Marquez 5, James Stretcher 4, Edi Jaime 4, Jordan Lane 3, Hunter Wilson 3, Tucker Johnson 2, Dakota Carroll 2.
Next up - Saltillo hosts Bloomburg, boys, Tuesday.

 

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