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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Bulls fall in bi-district to Carter

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger staff

Playing the eighth-ranked team in 4A, Dallas Carter, the Bridgeport Bulls dug a 22-point hole going into the fourth quarter Tuesday. The Bulls fought to claw their way back into the game, cutting the deficit to eight before Carter closed out the game. Carter went on for the 70-48 victory in the Class 4A Region II bi-district game.

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Hicks, Decatur outlast Pinkston in OT

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the season on the line, the Eagles put the ball in the hands of their senior leader Parker Hicks, who drew a foul with 6.7 seconds left. Needing both free throws to extend the game, the season and his career, Hicks drained them to force overtime. From there Bryce Elder started a 9-2 closing run with a 3-pointer that sent the Eagles to the 66-62 victory in the 4A Region II bi-district game at Coppell High School.

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Lindsay charges past Alvord in bi-district

Published Tuesday, February 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Alvord turned the ball over on its first six possessions of the third quarter and went scoreless for five and half minutes as Lindsay went on a 14-0 run. The Knights never looked back in rolling to the 64-38 victory in the 2A Region II bi-district game at Bowie High School.

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Basketball: Ranchview stops Sissies

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Carrollton Ranchview fought off a third-quarter rally by the Bridgeport Sissies Tuesday night to go on for the 4A Region II bi-district victory.

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Basketball: End of the line – Wilmer-Hutchins holds off Decatur rally

Basketball: End of the line – Wilmer-Hutchins holds off Decatur rally

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles fought back from an 11-point deficit in the first quarter to take a halftime lead.

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Basketball: Coin flip favors Eagles – Decatur lands No. 1 seed in 9-4A

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Before Decatur coach Drew Coffman headed to Wednesday's District 9-4A meeting for the coin flip to decide the league's top two playoff seeds, senior Parker Hicks and his teammates told him what to call.

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Basketball: Slidell captures 21-A title

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the District 21-A title on the line Tuesday, the Slidell Greyhounds started slow, falling behind by 13 in the second quarter.

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Basketball: Texans secure 6-5A crown

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans are district champions for the first time since 2010.

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Basketball: Persistence pays off – After waiting turn, Meyers shines to lead Bulls

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Playing behind a talented group that sent four players to college ranks, opportunities for playing time the past two seasons were few and far between for Justin Meyers.

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Basketball: Bulls to face No. 8 Carter

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

With just two full-time players returning from the 2016 district champions, the Bridgeport Bulls were far from penciled in for one of 9-4A's four playoff spots entering year.

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Basketball: Bulldogs end 12-year drought – Alvord to face Lindsay in bi-district

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Scanning the banners around the Alvord High School gym Thursday afternoon, Aaron Tefertiller finds the answer to when the Bulldogs last made the basketball playoffs.

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Basketball: Dragons bounce back to make playoffs – After going winless in district in 2016, Chico hits postseason

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Chico Dragons failed to record a win in District 11-2A a season ago.

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Basketball: Lindsay takes down Alvord

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Alvord Lady Bulldogs couldn't dig out of an early hole Tuesday, falling to Lindsay in the opening round of the 2A Region II playoffs in Bowie.

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Slidell reaches third round

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

Sophomore Bailey Meyer scored a game-high 20 points, as four Lady Greyhounds reached double digits during Slidell’s 75-30 win over Avinger in the 1A Region III area-round game at Celeste High School.

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Lady Eagles’ rally falls short in bi-district

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Wilmer-Hutchins killed precious seconds off the clock and went 8-for-9 from the stripe in the fourth quarter to secure the 48-43 Class 4A Region II bi-district win over Decatur at Frisco’s Lebanon Trail High School.

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