The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

January 16, 2013

Royse City girls, Greenville boys win 13-4A games

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

By DAVID CLAYBOURN
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE —   An early starting time didn’t slow down the Royse City Lady Bulldogs as they claimed a 51-39 District 13-4A basketball victory over the Greenville Lady Lions on Tuesday in the Lions Den.

  The game was moved up from 6:30 to 5 p.m. because of snowy road conditions in and around Greenville and Royse City.

  Royse City jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first minute and except for about 30 seconds led for the rest of the game as the Lady Bulldogs improved to 18-9 for the season and 4-4 in district play.

  Krystal Pickron, the Metroplex’s top 4A scorer at 25.0 points per game, topped her average with 28 points to lead Royse City. Pickron scored inside and out with five 2-pointers, two threes and was 12-of-16 from the line.

  Syndie Erbe was next for Royse City with nine points.

  “I thought we played all right,” said Royse City coach Dallas Bookout. “We struggled with a few things. We’ve had some injuries but we’re doing a good job of holding it together.”

  Maddy Crabtree led the Lady Lions, now 12-10 and 2-6, with 12 points to go with three assists and three steals.

  Mackenzie Cooper finished with 11 points and eight rebounds for the Lady Lions, who collected seven rebounds from Arian Alford and five from Savannah Himes.

  “We lost an important game tonight,” said Lady Lions coach Lesa Darst. “I felt like we never got in our rhythm. We had chances to pull it out. We just didn’t. Bottom line is every night you have to come in playing our game.”

                      District 13-4A girls

Royse City    15    10    9    17    —51

Greenville     10    10    8    11    —39

  RC: Brooke Hays 2, Sydnie Erbe 9, Keri Collins 2, Lauren Dusek 4, Krystal Pickron 28, Autumn Quinn 2, Janai Williams 4.

  G: Arian Alford 6, Maddy Crabtree 12, MacKenzie Cooper 11, Elizabeth Rutherford 7, Savannah Himes 3.

  Records: RC 18-9 4-4; G 12-10, 2-6.

  Next game: Greenville at Lucas Lovejoy, Friday; McKinney North at Royse City, Friday.



Greenville 69,

Royse City 67

                 By Steve Shwarts

                Herald-Banner Staff

  Jerry Dickeson’s three-point play with one second remaining  gave the Greenville Lions a 69-67 victory over the Royse City Bulldogs in District 13-4A basketball at the Lions Den Tuesday.

  Royse City’s Tre Hayes had given the Bulldogs a 67-66 lead with 13 seconds left on the clock before Dickeson’s heroics.

  Dickeson fired in 15 points to lead the Lions, while Dartannon Wilson and Marquis Taylor each pumped in 13.

  Tre Hayes fired in 22 for Royse City, while Jamie Briceno pumped in 21.

  “It was a big win,” said Greenville coach Marcus Smith. “This (Royse City) was the second-place team in our district. Some of my shooters did not have their best shooting night. But we never quit. They kept working. We stayed mentally strong. We made the big shots at the end. Our new team motto is: ‘One game at a time.’”

  Royse City and Greenville traded the lead back and forth through the first quarter, which ended with Greenville holding a 22-21 advantage.

  The Lions then outscored Royse City 17-13 in the second quarter to grab a 39-34 halftime lead.

  Royse City then outscored the home team 13-10 in the third quarter to get within 49-47 after three quarters.

  Each team scored 20 in the fourth quarter, with Dickeson’s 3-point play being the difference.

  Greenville is now 13-12 for the season and 2-4 in district play, while Royse City falls to 14-9 and 4-2.

  Greenville travels to Lucas Lovejoy Friday for an 8 p.m. matchup with the Leopards.

                     District 13-4A boys

Royse City    21    13    13    20    —67

Greenville     22    17    10    20    —69

  RC: Tre Hayes 22, Michael Webb 6, Jackson Watts 5, Dalton Warner 7, Jamie Briceno 21, David Frye 4, Dustin Jackson 2.

  G: Collen Wilburn 8, Marquis Taylor 13, Jamar Clark 2, Marlon Mack 2, Darion Neal 8, Dartannon Wilson 13, Brady Mulkey 8, Jerry Dickeson 15.

  Records: RC: 14-9, 4-2; G 13-12, 2-4.

  Next game: Greenville at Lucas Lovejoy, 8 p.m. Friday.



Sam Rayburn 56,

Wolfe City 50

  WOLFE CITY — Sam Rayburn turned a 20-13 lead in the first quarter into a 56-50 District 15-A win on Tuesday over Wolfe City.

  Malik Gaffney paced Wolfe City with 11 points, while Cody Harbin added 10.

                          District 15-A boys

Sam Rayburn    20    9    14    13    —56

Wolfe City         13    9    18    10    —50

  SR: Sanders 12, Treybig 12, Richardson 14, Titsworth 9.

  WC: Cody Harbin 10, Malik Gaffney 11, Justin Wilkinson 8, Tim Lloyd 6, Colton Quirl 7, Hunter Bostick 5, Andre Brown 4.

  Record: WC 2-4.

  Next game: Wolfe City at Celeste, Friday.



Sunnyvale (girls)  61,

Caddo Mills 31

  SUNNYVALE — Caddo Mills’ Lady Foxes trailed 26-4 after the first quarter and could not recover in time as they dropped a District 12-2A game to Sunnyvale, 61-31 on Tuesday.

  Grace Goodhart led the victors with 24 points.

  Jaylynn Gracy topped Caddo Mills with nine points and Makenna Tallant added seven.

                       District 12-2A girls

Caddo Mills    4      7    6    14    —31

Sunnyvale    26    15    7    13    —61

  CM: Emily Saldivar 1, Jaylynn Gracy 9, Savannah Moore 2, Makenna Tallant 7, Tabatha Moore 4, Hannah Hopkins 4, Jacie Thomason 4.

  S: Grace Goodhart 24, Sheridan Lewis 12, Calia Sims 10.

  Record: CM 8-14, 0-7.

  Next game: Van Alstyne at Caddo Mills, Friday.



Blue Ridge 47,

Bland (girls) 46

  BLUE RIDGE — Blue Ridge slipped past the Bland Lady Tigers in District 15-A play on Tuesday, winning 47-46.

 Sara Waidelich led Bland and all scorers with 24 points.

                    District 15-A girls

Bland             8    12    15    11    —46

Blue Ridge     8    20     8    11    —47

  B: Sara Waidelich 24, Jaci Welborn 6, Bailey Robichaux 6.

  BR: Crosswhite 13, Garcia 10.



Quitman (girls) 55,

Lone Oak 49

  LONE OAK — Quitman claimed a 55-49 District 14-2A win over the Lone Oak Lady Buffs on Tuesday.

  Sara Richardson led Lone Oak with 10 points. Kinsey Patton finished with nine rebounds and Alyssa Busby managed four steals.

                     District 14-2A girls

Quitman        9    17    13    16    —55

Lone Oak    10    12    14    13    —49

  Q: Houck 18, Houck 10, Dawel 6, Harris 6, Hutchings 5, Licktorly 4, Wedlin 3, Watterson 3.

  LO: Sara Richardson 10, Ashleigh Dodwell 8, Hanah Nichol 7, Caitlin Kimberlin 6, Kinsey Patton 6, Alexa Wallen 6, Alyssa Busby 3, Chelsea Rigsby 3.

  Next game: Lone Oak at Edgewood, Friday.



Campbell (girls) 69,

Fannindel 23

  LADONIA — Campbell’s Lady Indians rolled up a 22-1 lead in the first quarter and then cruised to a 69-23 non-district triumph over Fannindel on Tuesday.

  Haley Davidson led the victors with 18 points, while Emily Ashmore pitched in 12 and Sarah Taylor added 11.

                   Varsity girls

Campbell    22    14    18    15    —69

Fannindel    1       9    11      2    —23

  C: Haley Davidson 18, Emily Ashmore 12, Sarah Taylor 11, Jordan Davidson 7, Citlyn Branton 5, Amanda Olveda 4, Beca Christensen 4, Taylor Looney 2, Kaylinn Stigall 2, Adara Gifford 2, Breanna Ashmore 2.

  F: Chatorian Lock 8.

  Record: C 15-7.

  Next game: Yantis at Campbell, Friday.



Campbell 51,

Fannindel 40

  LADONIA — Jose Romero fired in 29 points to lift the Campbell Indians to a 51-40 non-district win over Fannindel on Tuesday.

  Damonte Scott led the Falcons with 17 points.

                   Varsity boys

Campbell    11    19     6    15    —51

Fannindel    8      8    15      9    —40

  C: Jose Romero 29, Dallas Degarso 9, Jacob Camp 7, Mason Morthersell 4, Logan Sullivan 2.

  F: Damonte Scott 17.



Celeste (girls) 55,

Boles 24

  QUINLAN — Celeste’s Lady Devils improved to 22-3 for the season with a 55-24 District 15-A victory over Boles on Tuesday.

  Tiffany Crossland banked in 13 points and Haley Trentham added 11 to lead the Lady Devils, who are now 6-2 in district play.

  Jessica Susunaga and Ashlee Hairell both tossed in six points to top Boles.

                District 15-A girls

Celeste    6    23    23    13    —55

Boles       2    12      7      3    —24

  C: Haley Trentham 11, Madalyne Pearce 8, Devon Jackson 2, Tiffany Crossland 13, Rachel Myers 4, Tirrani Dozier 2, Morgan Lewis 5, Erica Jordan 11, Jessica Turnbaugh 9.

  B: Jessica Susunaga 6, Ashlee Hairell 6.

  Record: C 22-3, 6-2.

  Next game: Wolfe City at Celeste, Friday.



Boles 52,

Celeste 30

  QUINLAN — Hunter Jordan fired in 22 points to lead the Quinlan Boles Hornets to a 52-30 win over Celeste Tuesday in District 15-A basketball.

  Austin Morgan added 10 points for Boles, now 5-1 in district play.

  Braden Morrow and Tim Herman tallied eight each for Celeste.

                District 15-A boys

Celeste    7      4    10    9    —30

Boles     13    15    18    6    —52

  C: Braden Morrow 8, Tim Herman 8, Blake Garcia 7, Justin Heuber 5, Austin Gilliam 2.

  B: Hunter Jordan 22, Austin Morgan 10, Caleb Samples 9, Cameron Walker 6, Ross Bostick 3, Joshua Monroe 2.

  Record: C 6-15, 2-4; B  15-4, 5-1.

  Next game: Boles at Bland, Friday; Wolfe City at Celeste, Friday.



Bland 63,

Blue Ridge 28

  BLUE RIDGE — Bland’s Tigers improved to 17-4 for the season with a 63-28 District 15-A win over Blue Ridge on Tuesday.

  Adam Shinn fired in a game-high 17 points for the Tigers, while Chris Brown pumped in 15 and Joseph Sourber added 13 for the Tigers who are tied with Boles in District 15-A at 5-1 records. Bland will host Boles Friday.

                     District 15-A boys

Bland           17     24    5    17    —63

Blue Ridge    3       7    5    13    —28

  B: Adam Shinn 17, Chris Brown 15, Joseph Sourber 13, Glen Quezada 8, Cameron Turner 6, Juan Aviles 6.

  BR: Quillin 9, Bell 7, Agan 6.

  Record: B 17-4, 5-1.

  Next game: Boles at Bland, Friday.

                      Junior varsity boys

Bland             9    4    13    7    —33

Blue Ridge    6    3      7    6    —22

  B: Clayton Hughes15, Dustin Smith 8.

  BR: Patton 8, McCarley 7.



Sunnyvale 67,

Caddo Mills 61

  SUNNYVALE — Caddo Mills couldn’t overcome a slow start, falling 67-61 to Sunnyvale in District 12-2A play on Tuesday.

  Sunnyvale led 14-4 after the first quarter.

  Damian Newby led Caddo Mills and all scorers with 29 points. Jordan Dixon also added 14 and Daxx Hill 13 for the Foxes.

                       District 12-2A boys

Caddo Mills    4    13    22    22    —61

Sunnyvale    14    15    18    20    —67

  CM: Jordan Dixon 14, Damian Newby 29, Michael Craig 3, Jacob Tillett 2, Daxx Hill 13.

S: Thomas Wendt 24, Josh Quinn 15.

  Record: CM 11-11, 1-3.

  Next game: Van Alstyne at Caddo Mills, Friday.



Leonard 53,

Gunter 48

  GUNTER — The Leonard Tigers raised their record to 5-1 in District 12-2A with a 53-48 win over the Gunter Tigers Tuesday.

  Tyler “Turbo” Turner drilled 13 points to lead the Tigers, while Blake Hicks added 11.

                  District 12-2A boys

Leonard    19      6    16    12    —53

Gunter        9    14    13    12    —48

  L: Tyler “Turbo” Turner 13, Blake Hicks 11, Storm Taylor 9, Austin Kitchens 8, Scott Bratt 6, Jacob Redman 4, Ty McKinney 2.

  G: Josh Hill 24, Jay Bailey 11.

  Record: L 16-5, 5-1.

  Next game: Leonard at Muenster 5 p.m. JV/V boys, Friday.