Basketball roundup: Defending champion Highland Park eliminates Lions | Sports


Highland Park showed why the Scots are the defending 13-5A District champions in a 72-32 District basketball win Tuesday over the Greenville Lions.

Highland Park never trailed, leading by scores of 7-0, 12-2, 21-2, 32-7, 38-9 and 43-15 in the first half.

“The best shooting team we’ve played this year,” Lions coach Chris Williams said. “They shoot the ball well.”

Highland Park hit 11 3-pointers, including four by Camp Wagner, who led all scorers with 17 points. Rhodes Crow and Dylan Walker also threw 12 points and both had 3 points. Luke Hardenburg also shot in a 3-pointer and finished with nine points.

Keaton Heard was Greenville’s top scorer with eight points. Micah Simpson and Toodie Davis both finished with six points and Antwon Anderson added five.

Greenville fell to 15-11 overall and 2-4 in the district with its fourth straight loss.

The Scots, who opened district play with a loss to Mesquite Poteet, have won their last five district games to go 15-4 on aggregate and 5-1 in district play.

“I think we have a lot of room to improve,” Williams said. “I’m confident in our trust in each other.”

Williams said the Lions will return to work as they try to “get back to winning ways”.

Their next district game is scheduled for Friday in North Forney.

District 13-5A Basketball

Highland Park 21 22 19 10 —72

Greenville 2 13 11 6 —32

HP: Drew McElroy 4, Rhodes Crow 12, Luke Hardenburg 9, Dylan Walker 12, Camp Wagner 17, Jackson Heis 4, Todd McPherson 2, Preston Taylor 4, Coleson Messer 4, Ryan Phillips 2, Alex Taylor 2.

G: Micah Simpson 6, Antwon Anderson 5, Toodie Davis 6, Kayden Edwards 2, Keaton Heard 8, Dr Johnson 2, Zion Holley 3.

Acts: G 15-11, 2-4; HP 15-4, 5-1.

Next game: Greenville at North Forney on Friday.

daughters of tom bean 55,

bland 52

MERIT – Tom Bean set his district record 14-2A at 3-3 with a 55-52 victory over the Bland Lady Tigers on Tuesday.

Connie Hughes led Bland with 27 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Taylea West scored seven points for Bland, while Aziah Lopez, Yadira Elias and Layla Johnson all added six points. Elias had four assists and five steals. Lopez pulled out six rebounds and West had five rebounds as Bland fell to 17-7 overall and 2-4 in district play.

District 14-2A girls

Tom Bean 12 13 12 18 —55

bland 11 12 12 17 —52

B: Connie Hughes 27, Taylea West 7, Aziah Lopez 6, Yadira Elias 6. Layla Johnson 6 years old.

Files: B 17-7, 2-4.

Caddo mills girls 57

Terrell 41

CADDO MILLS — The Caddo Mills Lady Foxes took their 13-4A district record to 5-1 with a 57-41 home win over Terrell.

Kaynna Cox led Caddo Mills with 28 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots. Abi Roach threw 11 points for Caddo Mills, while Marisa Richardson added eight and Kadynce Cox threw six.

District 13-4A girls

Terrell 15 6 10 10 —41

Caddo mills 11 9 22 15 —57

T: Charravia Smith 10.

CM: Kayanna Cox 28, Abi Roach 11, Marisa Richardson 8, Kadynce Cox 6.

Records: CM 21-6, 5-1.

Kaufman 60,

Caddo 39 mills

CADDO MILLS – Kaufman defeated Caddo Mills 60-39 in District 13-4A basketball on Tuesday.

Alfonso Gonzales led Caddo Mills with 10 points and Brady Wasurick added nine.

Caddo Mills won the freshman game, 53-34.

Kaufman won the junior varsity contest, 46-35.

Caddo Mills is scheduled to play Community again on Friday.

girls from the town of Royse 56,

Forney 19

FORNEY — The No. 15-ranked Royse City Lady Bulldogs kicked a first-quarter shutout on their way to a 56-19 District 13-5A Girls victory over Forney.

Royse City led 23-0 after the first quarter and 28-7 at halftime.

Nevaeh Zavala topped Royse City with 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Maggie Hutka drove in 13 points to go with eight rebounds.

Nicole Weaver had 10 points and five rebounds.

Alexia Lohman added six points and 10 rebounds as Royse City improved to 24-3 for the season and 6-1 in district play.

District 13-5A girls

City of Royse 23 5 16 12 —56

Forney 0 7 5 7 —19

RC: Nevaeh Zavala 17, Maggie Hutka 13, Nicole Weaver 10, Alexia Lohman 6, Sidney Mullen 5, Kayla Kimbrough 3, Destiny Alexander 2.

Records: RC 24-3, 6-1.


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