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Eagles take second at Decatur tourney

By Messenger St | Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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The Decatur Eagles went 5-1 at the Decatur Invitational over the weekend, falling to the Oklahoma City Storm 47-42 in the championship.

Decatur knocked off Trinity Christian, Weatherford, Braswell and Aledo before edging Burleson Centennial in overtime in the semifinal.

The Eagles improved to 12-2 and are ranked 14th in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 4A poll. Decatur will take on defending 3A champion Bowie at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Bowie.

SLIDELL CLAIMS SECOND AT MINERAL WELLS TOURNEY

Slayton Pruett’s team-high 12 points were not enough Saturday, as the Slidell Greyhounds fell to Fort Worth Western Hills 65-58 in the championship of the Mineral Wells Tournament.

“We started off slow,” said Slidell coach Casey Pierce. “I think fatigue played a factor. It was our fifth game in less than 48 hours. It was a good tournament for us. We played some teams with size and athletes that will prepare us for district and the playoffs.”

Slidell went 4-1 in the tournament, beating Bridgeport, Mineral Wells and Diamond Hill-Jarvis. The Greyhounds also beat Western Hills 48-44 in pool play.

Ben McCasland was selected to the all-tournament team. Slidell moved to 9-5.

The Greyhounds traveled to Valley View Tuesday.

BULLDOGS GO 2-1 AT ALVORD TOURNEY

Karson Parker scored a game-high 18 points, leading the Bulldogs to a 65-42 win over Tioga in the final game of the Alvord Tournament Saturday.

Treyson Chambers and Eli Tefertiller each tallied 12 points. Alvord improved to 8-1.

The Bulldogs traveled to Callisburg Tuesday.

PARADISE 44, FORSAN 30

Paradise downed Forsan 44-30 in the final game of the Poolville Tournament Saturday.

Mitchell Sellers led the Panthers in scoring with 14 points and was an all-tournament selection. Paradise ran its record to 5-6.

The Panthers hosted Forestburg Tuesday.

BOYD 56, SAINT JO 40

Connor Richardson scored a game-high 23 points and Boyd handled Saint Jo 56-40 in the final game of the Era Tournament Saturday.

Reuben Rodebaugh added 16 and Zeb Souder poured in 10. Richardson was named to the all-tournament team.

The Yellowjackets improved to 6-5 and traveled to Bridgeport Tuesday.

BRIDGEPORT 57, MINERAL WELLS 56

The Bridgeport Bulls fended off Mineral Wells 57-56 at the Mineral Wells Tournament Saturday.

Bridgeport moved to 5-8 and hosted Boyd Tuesday.

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