Caddo Mills 48,
By Steve Shwarts
KAUFMAN — Tyler Townley’s two free throws with 1.5 seconds remaining gave the Caddo Mills Foxes a 48-46 Class 4A bi-district playoff basketball victory over Brownsboro on Tuesday.
Townley pumped in a game-high 24 points, including a couple of 3-pointers, as the 19-13 Foxes advanced to the area round to play Henderson. Henderson won its bi-district game 60-45 over North Lamar.
“I’m really happy for my kids,” said Caddo Mills coach Jason Thomason. “We played a really tough schedule this year, with the intent of it paying off this time of year. I’m glad it came to fruition.”
Gavyne Beane also tossed in six points for the Foxes, while Landon Hamilton added five and Savion Neal and Reese Payne scored four points each.
Tylor Johnson led 17-15 Brownsboro with 13 points and Jarrod Hastings added 13.
Brownsboro’s Bears started fast, grabbing a 14-7 lead after the first quarter, but Caddo Mills started chipping away in the second quarter to get within 26-24 at halftime.
Brownsboro stretched its lead to 38-33 heading into the fourth quarter but the Foxes outscored the Bears 15-8 during the final eight minutes.
Class 4A bi-district playoff game
Caddo Mills 7 17 9 15 —48
Brownsboro 14 12 12 8 —46
CM: Tyler Townley 24, Jake Tumey 2, Savion Neal 4, Jason Thomason 3, Gavyn Beane 6, Landon Hamilton 5, Reese Payne 4.
B: Gage Wehrmann 8, Malik English 5, Jarrod Hastings 11, Aldan Hardin 2, Tylor Johnson 13, Colby Wood 7.
Records: CM 19-13, B 17-15.
Next game: Caddo Mills vs. Henderson, area round.
EMORY — Bland’s 6-8 junior Gabe Butler dominated inside to lead the Tigers to a 62-52 Class 2A bi-district playoff victory over Como-Pickton on Tuesday.
Butler scored 21 points, pulled down about a dozen rebounds and blocked several shots as the 20-11 Tigers advanced to the area round to play Big Sandy, a 56-48 winner over Linden-Kildare. The area playoff game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, again at Rains High School in Emory.
“We let them hang around a little bit but finished strong,” said Bland coach Hayze McGuckie. “Got the job done.”
Bland led 17-13, 32-21 and 51-36 through the first three quarters. Como-Pickton, led by David Palacios (16 points) and Ruben Perciado (12) made a late run at the Tigers.
But Wyatt Wigington hit five of six free throw attempts in the fourth quarter to finish with 10 points for Bland and Butler hit another free throw with 2.71 seconds left.
Taylor Hervey hit three 3-pointers for Bland to finish with 11 points and C.J. Hoffman hit a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 points.
Class 2A boys bi-district
Bland 17 15 19 11 —62
Como-Pickton 13 8 15 16 —52
B: C.J. Hoffman 10, Manny Diaz 4, Taylor Hervey 11, Andrew Limmer 3, Wyatt Wigington 10, Gabe Butler 21, Lane Riley 4.
CP: David Palacios 16, Felipe Marquez 4, Ruben Perciado 12, Cameron Ray 4, Jhonatan Mejia 8, Braden Miller 5, Tucker Rutledge 3.
Records: B 20-11. C-P 16-13.
Next game: Bland vs. Big Sandy, 7 p.m. Friday, Rains High School, Emory.
Wolfe City 100,
EMORY — Wolfe City hit the century mark for the first time this season as the Wolves cruised past Boles 100-50 in a Class 2A bi-district contest on Tuesday night.
The 27-8 Wolves advanced to the area round to play Rivercrest, a 64-42 winner over Hawkins.
Boles finished the season at 14-14.
Wolfe City took charge early, building leads of 22-7 and 50-22 through the first two quarters.
“That’s as good as we can play,” said Wolfe City coach Stephen Blassingame. “I’ve got a lot of respect for Coach (Jeff) Thomason at Boles. I’m really proud of the kids.”
Dayton Smith poured in 24 points to lead the Wolves, who also collected 22 from Mo Russell, 14 from Cole Salisbury, 13 from Dylan Wilson and 11 from Amarien Jones.
Koen Goggans hit five 3-pointers to lead Boles with 15 points and Jonathan Lafavers added nine.
Class 2A boys bi-district
Boles 7 15 7 21 —50
Wolfe City 22 28 30 20 —100
B: Josh Henderson 6, Preston Moore 4, Preston Adams 2, Jayce Dickerson 3, Joshua Gonzalez 9, Koen Goggans 15, Jonathan Lafavers 9.
WC: Dayton Smith 24, Amarien Jones 11, Tony Jones 9, Dylan Wilson 13, Angel 2, Jaren Brummett 9, Mo Russell 22, Cole Salisbury 14.
Records: WC 27-8, B 14-14.
Next game: Wolfe City vs. Rivercrest, area round.
New Boston 56
MOUNT VERNON — No. 21 ranked Commerce rolled to a 93-56 Class 3A bi-district playoff win over New Boston on Tuesday.
The 26-9 Tigers moved on to the area round to play Troup, which won its playoff game 39-37 over Daingerfield.
New Boston, which finished fourth in District 14-3A, finished the season at 15-16.
Commerce won the 13-3A title with a 12-0 record.
FORNEY — Quinlan Ford finished fourth in District 13-4A but knocked off 14-4A champion Canton 42-38 at the bi-district round on Tuesday night.
The 24-12 Panthers will advance to the area round to play Kilgore, which won its bi-district game 42-39 over Liberty-Eylau.
Canton finished at 22-12.