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Basketball: Northwest stays unbeaten in district

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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The Northwest Texans remained undefeated in District 6-5A play, knocking off Brewer 59-49 Friday.

Jordan Keys led all scorers with 20 points while Avery Anderson tossed in 17.

The Texans had three players in double figures. Mason Hix added 15 points of his own.

Northwest used a strong second half to put the game on ice, outscoring Brewer 38-30 in the second half.

The win moved the Texans to 20-5 on the season and 8-0 in district. Northwest hosted Boswell Tuesday.

DECATUR 42, GAINESVILLE 20

Wilson Hicks scored a game-high 22 points and the Decatur Eagles stymied Gainesville 42-20.

Hicks was the only Decatur player to finish in double figures, and was responsible for nine of the Eagles’ 11 third-quarter points.

Gage Reiger finished with six points while Dane Fitzgerald and Grayson Harris each had four.

The Eagles improved to 13-12 on the season and 2-1 in District 9-4A play. Decatur hosted Krum Tuesday.

KRUM 54, BRIDGEPORT 30

Krum extended Bridgeport’s losing streak to three and kept the Bulls winless in District 9-4A with a 54-30 road win Friday.

Bridgeport was outscored 19-3 in the second quarter, going cold from the field before halftime.

Andrew Horton was the Bulls’ leading scorer with 13. Drew Carstens finished with eight.

Meanwhile, the Bobcats had eight different players get on the scoresheet, and were led in scoring by Zack Kirk’s 11 points.

Bridgeport fell to 9-16 on the season and 0-3 in district. The Bulls traveled to Argyle Tuesday.

NOCONA 67, BOYD 35

Nocona’s Riley McCasland scored a game-high 24 points as the Indians handed the Boyd Yellowjackets their fourth straight loss 67-35.

Boyd managed just 12 points in the first half, and went into halftime trailing by 31.

Yellowjacket’s point guard Reuben Rodebaugh finished with 10 points and was the only Boyd player to end in double figures.

Boyd dropped to 13-8 on the season. The Yellowjackets traveled to Paradise on Tuesday.

Falling Short

FALLING SHORT – Paradise’s Reggie Contreras has the ball stolen against Bowie. The Jackets routed the Panthers 83-44. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

BOWIE 83, PARADISE 44

Six Bowie players ended in double figures and the Jackrabbits romped Paradise 83-44.

The Panthers trailed by 30 at halftime and were never able to hang with the No. 11 team in 3A.

Bowie was led in scoring by Daniel Mosley, who finished with a game-high 15 points. Mosley scored 11 of his 15 points in the first quarter.

Paradise’s leading scorers were Martin Crawford and Danny Richardson, who each had 12 points. The loss dropped Paradise to 2-5 in District 8-3A play.

ALVORD 55, ERA 40

Behind a 20-point performance from Tanner Petree, the Alvord Bulldogs picked up a key District 11-2A win over Era 55-40.

Alvord held the Hornets to 11 first-half points in the victory.

The Bulldogs took a 25-11 lead into halftime and never looked back, only building on their early advantage.

Alvord moved to 16-8 on the season and 2-1 in district. The Bulldogs traveled to Perrin Tuesday.

SLIDELL 65, FORESTBURG 40

The Slidell Greyhounds pushed their winning streak to eight games with a 65-40 victory over rival Forestburg Friday night. Slayton Pruett led the way for the Greyhounds in scoring, finishing with a game-high 18 points.

“This is a rivalry game so you never know how it will play out, but tonight we were strong on both ends,” said Slidell coach Casey Pierce. “Defensively we just tried to force tough shots and we controlled the glass, which got us some good looks out of transition.”

Slidell held Forestburg to just two points in the first quarter, quickly mounting a double-digit advantage. The Greyhounds took a 29-12 lead into halftime and never relinquished it, outscoring the Longhorns in every quarter.

Hunter Horner finished second in scoring with 11 points while Ben McCasland chipped in 10. The win moved Slidell to 20-5 on the season. The Greyhounds hosted Midway on Tuesday.

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