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Basketball: Alvord finishes third in 11-2A

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Alvord Bulldogs finished third in 11-2A and will meet Lindsay in the playoffs for a second straight year.

Alvord split games Friday and Monday against Perrin and Poolville.

Tanner Petree made a school-record eight 3-pointers and Alvord coasted by Perrin 71-48 last Friday.

Petree finished with a game-high 26 points in the victory.

Karson Parker was the Bulldogs’ second-leading scorer with 15. Jayton Malone added 11.

Alvord held a 42-13 edge at halftime and never relinquished, using Petree’s hot shooting to get the win.

In a game to decide second and third place in 11-2A, the Poolville Monarchs shut down Alvord 52-32.

Alvord was led in scoring by Malone and Petree, who each had seven. Treyson Chambers added six.

The Bulldogs were unable to recover from a slow start, as Alvord managed just 15 points in the first two quarters.

The Bulldogs ended the season 20-11 overall and 6-4 in District 11-2A play.

BOWIE 82, BOYD 36

Bowie used a 29-point first quarter to rout Boyd 82-36. The Jackrabbits led 47-13 at halftime and kept pulling away.

Connor Richardson led Boyd in scoring with 12. Reuben Rodebaugh added eight.

Justin Franklin was Bowie’s leading scorer with 24 points. Franklin knocked down five 3-pointers for the Jackrabbits.

Boyd fell to 3-10 in District 8-3A with the loss. The Yellowjackets ended the regular season Tuesday at home against Nocona. Boyd did not qualify for the postseason.

NOCONA 74, PARADISE 40

Nocona jumped on Paradise from the opening tip, routing the Panthers 74-40.

Danny Richardson led Paradise in scoring with 13 points. Richardson was the only Panther in double figures. Martin Crawford chipped in nine.

The Indians doubled Paradise up by halftime, leading 40-20 at intermission. The Panthers were never able to erase the deficit, and were outscored 34-20 in the second half.

Paradise closed out the regular season Tuesday on the road at Bowie. The Panthers did not qualify for the playoffs.

CHICO 60, ERA 55

The Chico Dragons won their regular season finale 60-55 over Era.

Jerod Blanks scored a team-high 18 points in the victory. Blanks knocked down five 3-pointers.

Chico held a 47-31 lead going into the quarter but nearly allowed Era to mount a comeback.

The Dragons were outscored 24-13 in the final frame, narrowly holding on for the win.

Chico will take on Sam Rayburn in the bi-district round of the playoffs next week. Date, time and location are TBD.

SLIDELL 58, SAINT JO 45

The Slidell Greyhounds downed Saint Jo 58-45 to extend their winning streak and stay unbeaten in District 21-A play.

Layton Shelton led Slidell in scoring with 17 points. He scored 15 in the second half.

The Greyhounds trailed 29-20 at halftime, but outscored Saint Jo 38-16 in the final two quarters.

“We struggled in the first half, but a lot of that was how well they were playing,” said Slidell coach Casey Pierce. “We regrouped at half made some defensive adjustments and picked up on intensity in the third quarter to regain the lead.”

Slidell ended the regular season Tuesday night at home against Forestburg. The Greyhounds are 25-5 overall and 11-0 in district play.

Slidell has received a first-round playoff bye. Their opponent for the area round is TBD.

NORTHWEST 62, EATON 45

Northwest won its 11th straight game and moved to 27-5 overall with a 62-45 win over rival Eaton Friday.

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