Basketball: Saltillo holds off Greyhounds

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Saltillo used a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter to grab the lead and force the Slidell Greyhounds to play catch-up the rest of the way.

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Basketball: Red-hot Eagles shoot down Kaufman – Decatur returns to region quarterfinal

Basketball: Red-hot Eagles shoot down Kaufman – Decatur returns to region quarterfinal

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Kaufman started the game hoping to slow the Decatur Eagles and set a deliberate pace. The strategy worked - for almost four minutes.

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Basketball: Dodd City holds off Slidell – Lady Hounds’ run ends in region final

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a slow start, the Slidell Lady Greyhounds shot their way out of an early hole and back into the game Saturday afternoon.

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Basketball: Northwest aims for first regional bid since 1994

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans are back in the region quarterfinal for a second straight season.

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Saltillo edges Slidell, 58-56

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Saltillo used a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter to grab the lead and force the Slidell Greyhounds to play catch-up the rest of the way. The Greyhounds stayed within reach until the final shot as Saltillo escaped with 58-56 victory in the Class A Region III quarterfinal at Blue Ridge High School.

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Defending champs Lincoln outlasts Decatur in OT, 61-55

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles dug out of a 12-1 hole to start the game and used a one-handed jumper from Wilson Hicks and a defensive stop in the closing seconds to force overtime Tuesday night. In the extra period, Lincoln’s Tacorian Jones’ quick hands provided the difference. The guard made a pair of steals. The second he converted into a layup and-one that put the defending 4A champions up six and on the way to the 61-55 victory in the Region II quarterfinal at Richland High School.

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Northwest aims for first regional bid since 1994

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans are back in the region quarterfinal for a second straight season. The Texans (29-4) used a big fourth quarter to put away Grapevine Friday 71-43 in the Class 5A Region I area game. The Texans will take on Birdville Tuesday for the program’s first regional tournament appearance since 1994 at 8 p.m. […]

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Dodd City holds off Slidell in region final

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a slow start, the Slidell Lady Greyhounds shot their way out of an early hole and back into the game Saturday afternoon. But second-ranked Dodd City’s size inside with the 6-1 Olivia and 6-foot Fallon Hilliard proved too much to overcome. The Hilliards combined for 26 points and 10 rebounds in leading Dodd City to the 53-38 victory over Slidell in the Class A Region III final at Mansfield High School.

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Basketball: Hicks, Eagles hang on – Senior knocks down free throws to force OT in win

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles' 15-point, second-half lead evaporated into a two-point deficit in the final 20 seconds Tuesday after Dallas Pinkston's Antwonne Wright splashed in a corner 3-pointer.

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Basketball: Carter holds off Bulls’ charge

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Playing the eighth-ranked team in 4A, Dallas Carter, the Bridgeport Bulls dug a 22-point hole going into the fourth quarter Tuesday.

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Basketball: Texans storm back to beat Sherman

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

The upset-minded Sherman Bearcats, the fourth seed out of 5-5A, got off to a roaring start Tuesday night in the 5A Region I bi-district game against the Northwest Texans.

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Basketball: Slidell makes regional return

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

A one-sided loss to Saltillo in 2014 put a quick stop to the Slidell Lady Greyhounds' return to the playoffs after a year absence.

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Basketball: Greyhounds shake off slow start

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the first 12 minutes Thursday night, the Slidell Greyhounds looked the part of a team playing its first playoff game in two seasons after nine days off.

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Improbable comeback pushes Slidell into region final

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Midway through the fourth quarter Friday, the Slidell Lady Greyhounds trailed by nine and were on the verge of seeing their magical season cut short. The Lady Greyhounds then came alive, ending the game on a 14-0 run to pull off the improbable 35-30 victory over defending state champion Lipan in the Class A Region III semifinal at Mansfield High School.

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Decatur shoots down Kaufman, 102-37

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Eagles hit seven of their first 11 shots and raced to a double-digit lead in the first quarter. Decatur shot 63 percent (35-for-55) in establishing a season-high in points in the 102-37 Class 4A Region II area victory over Kaufman at Frisco Independence.

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Slidell shakes off slow start to win area title

Published Friday, February 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Shelby Johnson’s 3-pointer immediately followed by his drive to basket for a layup-and-one started 11-0 run that allowed the Greyhounds to seize control of the game in the final three minutes of the first half. Slidell went on for the 64-47 victory over Sulphur Bluff in the Class A Region III area game at Trenton High School.

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Basketball: Big Addition – Freshman adds size inside for 21-A champs

Basketball: Big Addition – Freshman adds size inside for 21-A champs

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Over his six seasons at Slidell, coach Todd McCormick's teams all have won more than 20 games despite the presence of players over 6-foot being scant.

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Basketball: Lady Greyhounds shoot down Avinger

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

Where the Slidell Lady Greyhounds hope to be in a few weeks showed in coach Lance Shelton's reaction to a 45-point, postseason-opening win Friday.

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Basketball: Lindsay charges past Alvord

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Until a turnover led to a transition 3-pointer with two minutes left in the first half, the Alvord Bulldogs stood toe-to-toe with the District 12-2A champion Lindsay Knights.

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Slidell books trip to region tournament

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

Sophomore Bailey Meyer had 17 points and Kayler Talamantes scored 11, as Slidell defeated Saltillo 44-37 at Trenton High School in the Class 1A Region III quarterfinal to clinch its first trip to a regional tournament since 2012.

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