CHICO HANDLES RANGER
The Chico Dragons took a big step toward wrapping up second place in District 11-A Friday.
Behind 21 points from Marshall Anderle, the Dragons knocked off Ranger 60-46. Chico (8-10) moved to 4-1 in the league with three games left.
Anderle attacked Ranger inside and helped the Dragons to an early 20-12 lead. Chico built the advantage to 35-21 at halftime.
“Marshall played big for us,” said Chico coach Chad Woodard. “Shots were not falling from the outside, and he was able to find a way to score down low.
“We played well enough to win, but we have to cut down our turnovers.”
Chris Gilmore added 10 points and four assists. Ivan Segura finished with nine points, six rebounds and three assists.
Chico returned to action Tuesday at Santo and will play Perrin-Whitt at home Friday.
BELLEVUE 71, SLIDELL 63
Bellevue seized control of the District 21-A Division II race Friday, holding off the second-place Slidell Greyhounds.
Bellevue, which moved to 8-0 in the league, outscored Slidell 23-18 in the final frame to pick up the win.
“It was a good game played by both teams,” said Slidell coach Todd McCormick. “They outrebounded us and that was the difference in the game.”
Slidell (21-7) fell to 6-2 in the district with three games left after Tuesday’s game at Gold-Burg.
Friday’s game was tight throughout. Bellevue led 48-45 going into the fourth quarter.
Isaac Davis led Slidell with 35 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Tyler Maynard added 13 points, and Khristian Talamantes 10 points and nine assists.