Lone Oak 58,
SUNNYVALE — The No. 19 state-ranked Lone Oak Buffaloes whipped the Palmer Bulldogs 58-28 on Tuesday in the Class 2A bi-district playoffs.
“I’m really proud of my boys’ effort tonight,” said Lone Oak coach Matt McLaughlin. “We really battled and got after it on the defensive end in the second half. We look to keep getting better as we move forward.”
Clint Mahand pumped in 16 to lead Lone Oak, while Ethan Fite tallied 12 and Sawyer Zachary added 11.
The 24-3 Buffaloes will advance to the area round to face Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill at a site and time to be determined.
Class 2A bi-district boys playoff
Lone Oak 9 15 15 19 —58
Palmer 9 8 6 5 —28
LO: Clint Mahand 16, Ethan Fite 12, Sawyer Zachary 11, Trevor Hemphill 9, Jack Nichol 3, Kevin Smith 3, Coleton Lasseter 2, Chance Thompson 2.
P; Tyler Harper 13.
Record: LO 24-3.
Honey Grove 44
PRINCETON — The Bland Tigers won 58-44 over the Honey Grove Warriors on Tuesday in bi-district playoff action.
The Tigers had four players in double figures as Thomas Sourber and Chris Brown each fired in 15 points, Juan Aviles tallied 11 and Cameron Turner added 10.
Bland is now 21-5 for the season and will play Muenster at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Anna in the area round.
“We came out ready to play tonight,” said Bland coach Rodney Godwin. “The boys pulled together real well and we ended up with a good result because of it.”
Class A Division I bi-district boys playoff
Bland 14 13 16 15 —58
Honey Grove 9 7 15 13 —44
B: Thomas Sourber 15, Chris Brown 15, Juan Aviles 11, Cameron Turner 10, Glen Quezada 7.
HG: Andrew Martin 22, Jeremy Patt 12.
Record: B 21-5.
Next game: Bland vs.Muenster, Friday 7:30 p.n. in Anna.
Saltillo (girls) 43,
EMORY — Returning state finalist Saltillo ended Campbell’s playoff run, handing the Lady Indians a 43-29 loss in the Class A Division II regional quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
Kendall Bain fired in 18 points and Paula Boekhorst chipped in 13 as Saltillo ended Campbell’s season for the second straight year in the region quarterfinals. Last year Saltillo won, 51-23.
Haley Davidson, who recently returned from an ankle injury. led Campbell with 16 points. Her sister Jordan Davidson was next with six.
“We fought hard in the third to cut it to two going into the fourth quarter,” said Campbell coach Steve Guffey. “They hit back-to-back 3s to open up the fourth and we just couldn’t match them.”
Campbell finishes at 25-6 with a No. 23 state ranking.
“Another great year for these ladies and it will be hard to replace the skills and leadership of the only senior, Haley Davidson,” said Guffey. “She will be missed.”
Girls Class A Division II
Campbell 7 7 9 6 —29
Saltillo 8 11 5 18 —43
C: Haley Davidson 16, Sarah Taylor 3, Taylor Looney 2, Jordan Davidson 6, Caitlyn Branton 2.
S: Kendall Bain 18, Paula Boekhorst 13.
Record: C 25-6.
Next game: Saltillo vs. Strawn or Collidge, 10 a.m. Friday, Tyler Junior College.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
Lone Oak 58,
Wylie East pulls away from Greenville Lady Lions
The Wylie East Lady Raiders scored four runs in the seventh inning to seal a 12-7 District 13-4A softball victory over the Greenville Lady Lions on Monday at Monty Stratton Field.
Celeste, Caddo Mills win
Celeste's Blue Devils and the Caddo Mills Lady Foxes won in baseball and softball action this weekend.
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
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