Celeste (girls) 45,
James Bowie 38
PATTONVILLE, Texas — Celeste’s Lady Devils jumped out to a 18-2 lead and then hung on for a 45-38 Class A bi-district win over James Bowie on Wednesday.
Jalisa Phillips fired in 20 points to spark the Lady Devils, who improved to 17-10 for the season.
“We played really well,” said Celeste coach Amy Herron. “We come out strong. I don’t know if James Bowie was nervous or not but they kind of picked up the intensity. We held on because they made a run at us.”
Celeste will advance to the area round to face No. 5 state-ranked Triple A Academy of Dallas.
Class A girls bi-district
Celeste 18 8 6 11 —45
James Bowie 2 10 11 15 —38
C: Paige Stark 1, Devon Jackson 8, Tiffany Crossland 4, Rachel Myers 6, Sarah Myers 6, Jalisa Phillips 20.
JB: Reagan Williams 18, Kayla Burks 10.
Record: C 17-10, JB 12-15.
Next game: Celeste vs. Triple A Academy, TBA.
MERIT — Bland reached the 20-win mark for the season with a 60-53 victory over Boles in a District 15-A finale on Wednesday.
The 20-4 Tigers are advancing to the playoffs but first will play Blue Ridge for seeding purposes. The date and site of that game have yet to be determined.
Cameron Turner led the victors with 21 points and Chris Brown tossed in 15.
Austin Morgan paced Boles with 17 points.
District 15-A boys
Boles 14 16 12 11 —53
Bland 13 16 14 17 —60
Bol: Austin Morgan 17, Kory Kanaman 8, Bailey Isom 8, Josh Monroe 6, Ross Bostick 6, Cameron Walker 5, Jayce Gibson 4.
Bl: Cameron Turner 21, Chris Brown 15, Glen Quezada 9, Thomas Sourber 6, Juan Aviles 6, Brayton Godwin 3.
Record: Bl 20-4, 11-3.
Next game: Bland vs. Blue Ridge, TBA.
Campbell (girls) 40,
MOUNT PLEASANT — A 14-0 lead helped the No. 23 state-ranked Campbell Lady Indians pull away from Bloomburg 40-13 in a Class A Division II bi-district playoff.
Caitlyn Branton led Campbell with 12 points and Haley Davidson fired in 10.
Campbell will face Dodd City in the area round.
Class A girls bi-district
Campbell 14 7 11 6 —40
Bloomburg 0 5 6 2 —13
C: Haley Davidson 10, Sarah Taylor 8, Taylor Looney 7, Emily Ashmore 2, Jordan Davidson 2, Caitlyn Branton 12.
B: Restelle 4.
Record: C 20-4.
Next game: Campbell vs. Dodd City.
Paris (girls) 46,
ANNA — Paris knocked Rains out of the Class 3A playoffs, handing the Lady Cats a 46-35 bi-district loss on Wednesday.
Nish Robins tossed in 13 points and Jazlyn Pipkins added 11 for the victors, who are now 20-9 for the season.
Shye Meador-McCray tossed in 12 points for Rains, which finishes at 13-14.
Class 3A bi-district girls
Paris 9 13 7 17 —46
Rains 7 7 11 10 —35
P: Jazlyn Pipkins 11, Paige Dixon 3, Katelyn Looney 8, Tatyana Tyson 2, Luey Bronner 5, Nish Robins 13, Mae Council 4.
R: Molly Carista 3, Carley Hill 6, Cortney Anderson 6, Kenna Kellam 2, Shye Meador-McCray 12, Charlotte Bradshaw 4, Hannah Dickens 2.
Records: P 20-9; R 13-14.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
Celeste (girls) 45,
Greenville Lions beat Denton
The Greenville Lions edged the Denton Broncos 6-4 on Friday at John Mason Field in non-district baseball action.
Travis Koger picked up the victory on the mound, allowing only one hit and one run in three innings while striking out three. Dylan Coleman, Press Alford and Chris Hazlett also pitched for the Lions.
Travis and his brother Justin Koger led the Lions at the plate with three hits apiece.
A&M-Commerce men win at LSC tournament
Texas A&M University-Commerce came out on top in a nail biting, back-and-forth game against Eastern New Mexico University that ended with senior Kameron Price sealing the 74-73 win in the opening round of the Lone Star Conference tournament with only nine seconds left.
Greenville boys, Royse City girls take 13-4A openers
The Greenville Lions downed Royse City 12-3 in a District 13-4A baseball opener on a cold Tuesday night in Greenville, while the Lady Lions lost 10-7 to Royse City in a 13-4A softball opener.
Hudgins, Hale win track and field events for Greenville High School
Mya Hudgins and Carandall Hale won events to lead the Greenville High School track and field teams on Thursday at the Princeton Invitational.
White team outscores Blue in A&M-Commerce spring game
Texas A&M University-Commerce football fans got a good look at their 2014 Lions squad on a sunny Saturday afternoon during the annual Blue-White Spring Game at Memorial Stadium.
Paris clips Greenville Lady Lions, 2-1
Paris freshman Tieren Gates scored two goals as the Lady Wildcats beat Greenville 2-1 in District 19-4A play on Saturday at T.A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.
A&M-Commerce to honor seniors in last home game
Texas A&M University-Commerce will recognize their seniors today in the last home basketball games of the season for the Lion men and women.
Both Lion teams, who’ve qualified for the Lone Star Conference tournament that starts on Wednesday in Allen, will face strong tests from a pair of talented Tarleton State teams.
Quinlan, Caddo Mills, Lone Oak win in Cooper
Quinlan Ford, Caddo Mills and Lone Oak won their games on Thursday at the Cooper baseball tournament.
Mount Pleasant slides past Greenville Lady Lions
Breanne Smallwood struck out 12 while pitching Mount Pleasant to a 3-1 non-district softball win over Greenville on Tuesday at Monty Stratton Field.
New Boston ends Lone Oak's season
New Boston ended Lone Oak’s run in the Class 2A basketball playoffs, handing the Buffaloes a 48-38 loss in the regional quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
“Early we had too many turnovers,” said Lone Oak coach Matt McLaughlin.
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