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Basketball: Boyd finishes third at NCTC

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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Several Wise County basketball teams competed in various holiday tournaments over the New Year’s weekend.

The Boyd Yellowjackets finished third in the NCTC Tournament, while the Paradise Lady Panthers finished third in the Burkburnett Tournament.

The Bridgeport Sisses were the consolation runner-ups in the Whataburger Tournament. The Decatur Eagles and Northwest Texans also competed in the Whataburger Tournament, although neither team placed.

Decatur went 0-4 in the tournament, losing in the opening round to Seminole and again to Liberty Hill, Muenster and Kennedale. Meanwhile, the Texans dispatched the No. 8 team in 6A, Houston Sam Houston, but fell in the quarterfinals to the No. 1 ranked team in 5A, Waxahachie.

Waxahachie was the tournament runner-up, losing to eventual champion Mansfield Timberview.

Elsewhere, the Decatur Lady Eagles finished 3-1 in the NCTC Tournament, defeating Muenster, Alvord and Lindsay, while losing to Nocona.

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