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Basketball: Greyhounds run past Era

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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Four players finished in double figures as the Slidell Greyhounds thumped Era 81-32.

Slidell (16-5) used a 31-point second quarter to put the game away, leading 47-15 at halftime.

The Greyhounds also got major production from their reserves, as Slidell’s bench scored 47 of the team’s 81 points.

“I was proud of the composure and toughness our guys showed,” said Slidell coach Casey Pierce. “Our bench came up big tonight.”

The Greyhounds were led in scoring by Berto Hernandez, who scored a game-high 17 points. Shelby Johnson added 15 points of his own while Slayton Pruett chipped in 13.

CITY VIEW 52, BOYD 45

A two-point third quarter doomed Boyd against City View, as the Yellowjackets fell to the Mustangs 52-45.

Boyd trailed 39-27 entering the fourth quarter and was never able to erase the deficit.

City View took a slim 26-25 lead into halftime, but the Yellowjackets went ice cold from the floor in the third quarter. Reuben Rodebaugh was the only Boyd player to score in the third quarter. He ended the game with 10 points.

Koby Miller led the Yellowjackets in scoring with 11. Connor Richardson and Braedon Hopkins each had nine points.

The loss drops Boyd to 13-5 on the season.

ALVORD 63, BRYSON 32

Tanner Baker scored a game-high 12 points and the Alvord Bulldogs hammered Bryson 63-32.

The Bulldogs built a 44-21 lead through three quarters.

Alvord had 11 different players get on the score sheet, highlighting a balanced offensive attack for the Bulldogs. Sophomore Jayton Malone finished with 10 points.

The win moves Alvord to 14-6 on the year.

HIRSCHI 41, DECATUR 38

Wichita Falls Hirschi outscored Decatur 13-6 in the fourth quarter and the Huskies narrowly topped the Eagles 41-38 on Monday night.

Wilson Hicks led Decatur in scoring with 14 points, knocking down four 3-pointers.

The Eagles held a small lead going into halftime and the third quarter.

Carson Tibbels had seven points and Gage Reiger six.

The loss drops the Eagles to 11-11 on the season. Decatur opens District 9-4A play Friday at Argyle.

HENRIETTA 48, PARADISE 40

Martin Crawford’s 20 points were not enough for Paradise, as the Panthers fell to Henrietta 48-40.

Paradise was unable to capitalize on a 17-point third quarter, going ice cold from the floor in the final frame. The Panthers managed just five points in the fourth quarter.

Danny Richardson finished second in scoring, pouring in 11 points for Paradise.

The loss drops the Panthers to 1-2 in District 8-3A.

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