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Basketball: Texans rally to stay unbeaten in 6-5A

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, January 27, 2018
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Avery Anderson scored a game-high 29 points and the Northwest Texans kept their District 6-5A record unblemished, beating Saginaw 66-60.

The Texans outscored the Rough Riders 23-15 in the fourth quarter to get the victory.

Northwest saw its double-digit halftime advantage dwindle in the second half, as Saginaw erased a 15-point deficit.

Mason Hix scored 12 for the Texans.

The Rough Riders were led in scoring by Matthew Edwards, who tossed in 17.

Northwest improved to 22-5 on the season and 8-0 in district play. The Texans took on Boswell Friday.

ALVORD 72, PERRIN 45

The Alvord Bulldogs improved to 17-8 on the season with a 72-45 thrashing of Perrin.

Jayton Malone scored 20 points and led Alvord in scoring.

The Bulldogs used a 25-point third quarter to pull away and outscored the Pirates 39-21 in the second half. Four different Alvord players ended in double figures and nine different ones scored.

Tanner Petree and Hunter Richey each had 11. Eli Tefertiller had 10.

The Bulldogs moved to 3-1 in District 11-2A play with victory. Alvord traveled to Poolville for a big league showdown Friday.

SLIDELL 65, MIDWAY 19

Behind a strong defensive effort, the Slidell Greyhounds thumped Midway 65-19.

Slidell had 10 different players score in the victory.

The Greyhounds got hot from the perimeter early and never cooled off, breaking their season record for most 3-pointers in a game.

“Our defense was strong all game,” said Slidell coach Casey Pierce. “The eight 3-pointers we hit were a season best. We want to build on our improved shooting heading toward the playoffs.”

Three Slidell players finished in double figures, led by Shelby Johnson, who had 12. Layton Shelton added 11 and Tristyn Talamantes poured in 10.

With the win, the Greyhounds improved to 21-5 on the year and 7-0 in District 21-A play. Slidell also extended its winning streak to nine games.

The Greyhounds traveled to Bellevue Friday.

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