Area Basketball: Saltillo boys and girls remain unbeaten in district play
From Staff Reports

Jan. 27, 2007 - The North Hopkins girls moved into a tie with Quinlan Boles atop their district standings with a 22-point victory on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Saltillo boys and girls both made short work of Roxton to stay unbeaten in their district.

Girls

North Hopkins 45, Boles 23

QUINLAN - The Lady Panthers had three players score in double figures and they held Boles to just one point in the fourth quarter. That knotted both teams' record at 4-1 in District 18-A, Div. I.

Sabra Thomas led NH (13-13) with 16 points, while Jessi Mannis added 12 and Ebbonye Johnson scored 10 . The Lady Panthers got off to a 17-7 first quarter lead and never trailed.

"This was our best-played game of the season," said NH head coach Tim Menke. "The kids played good team defense. It was a good win for us."

North Hopkins 17 9 13 6 -45

Boles 7 5 10 1 -23

North Hopkins - Ebbonye Johnson 10, Jessi Mannis 12, Cayla Newkirk 5, Sabra Thomas 16, Courtney Loper 2.

Boles - Hartford 4, Jones 1, Duran 7, Arnold 2, Mossman 4, Benton 5.

Saltillo 56, Roxton 35

ROXTON - Winter Stevens scored points points, 10 in each half, to lead the Lady Lions to their 24th win of the season against just one loss.

The victory also clinched a playoff berth for the Lady Lions (11-0 in District 22-A, Div. II).

Stephanie Methe scored 14 points for the Saltillo and Chloe Roberts added nine. The Lady Lions led 16-9 after one period, 27-20 at halftime and 39-28 after three.

Roxton (7-4) was led by Nesley with 12 points.

Saltillo 16 11 12 17 -56

Roxton 9 11 8 7 -35

Saltillo - Bekah Rogers 6, Chloe Roberts 9, Winter Stevens 20, Stephanie Methe 14, Emily White 3, Jessica Gilbreath 4.

Roxton - Nesley 12.

Boys

Saltillo 71, Roxton 35

ROXTON - All nine players scored points for the Lions (20-5 overall) as they maintained their unbeaten season (11-0) in District 22-A, Div. II.

Miles Payne led the Lions with 21 points and Jocsan Gamez added 13. Kenneth Poor and Travis Thompson bucketed eight points each.

The Lions took a commanding 22-6 lead in the first period and a 45-18 advantage at halftime.

Saltillo 22 23 17 9 -71

Roxton 6 12 13 4 -35

Saltillo - Chase Carr 4, Miles Payne 21, Jocsan Gamez 13, Stephen Mobley 5, Jimmy Methe 2, Derek McClure 7, Nolan Garmon 3, Kenneth Poor 8, Travis Thompson 8.

Roxton - Earls 10, Jones 13, Bass 5, Hood 3, Norris 4.

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