boys basketball roundup


MESQUITE — Jaiden Pinson scored 11 points in the second extra period, including 5 for 5 at the free throw line to lift the Tyler Lee Red Raiders to a 77-70 double overtime win over the North Mesquite Stallions on Tuesday in the regular season and District 11-6A finale at NMHS.

The Red Raiders led 29-24 at halftime, but the teams were tied 40-40 after three and 54-54 at the end of regulation. Teon Erwin and Matt Wade each scored four points in the first OT period and the teams were tied at 62-62, forcing more playing time.

Pinson, who scored five points in the fourth quarter, led Lee with 16 points. Others in double figures were Erwin (14), Jaylon Spencer (12) and Jeremiah Turner (12). 

Also scoring for the Red Raiders were Nathan Roland (6), Wade (4), Jamal Jones (4), Will Mitchell (4), Jordan Davault (2) and Landry Simmons (1). 

Jamor Mallard led the Stallions with 25 points with Kai Howard adding 17. Others scoring for North Mesquite were Shamar Strain (9), Eduardo Rivas (8), Jordan Nwonuwa (5), Keith Mayweather (4) and Deshun Doss (2).

The win snapped the Red Raiders' (11-20) 14-game losing skid as Lee finishes 1-11 in district.


WINONA — Clayton Vickers scored 13 points to help the Troup Tigers down the Winona Wildcats, 62-60, in overtime on Tuesday in a District 16-3A basketball game.

The game was close throughout with the game tied at 50-50 at the end of regulation and the Tigers outscoring the Wildcats, 12-10, in the extra period.

Kedrick Frazier and Matthew Castillo led the Tigers with 12 points each, while Bracey Cover and Clayton Vickers scored 11 points apiece. Others scoring for Troup were: Blake Wood (6), Grayson Driggs (6) and Easton Haugeberg (4).

Troup (26-9, 11-3) will play Daingerfield in bi-district. The Wildcats end their season at 10-12 and 5-9.

Troup won the JV contest, 39-20.


JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville raced out to a 29-18 halftime lead en route to a 57-48 win over the Hallsville Bobcats on Tuesday in a District 16-5A basketball finale.

Jai Locario had 19 in the loss for Hallsville, which outscored the Indians 24-16 in the third quarter. Tanner Benson finished with 11 points, Ryan Pondant 10, Taven Jackel five and David Ruff two.


HENDERSON — Henderson built a seven-point lead after one, extended the cushion to 33-16 at the half and put the finishing touches on an 11-1 district championship ride with a 62-37 win over the Kilgore Bulldogs on Tuesday in a District 16-4A game.

Thomas Hattaway paced Kilgore in the loss with 15 points, knocking down five 3-pointers. Rowdy Rieke added seven, Jeremiah Hoskins and Dee VanZant six apiece and C.J. Ingram, Jake Thompson and Bryson Parker one each.

Kilgore and Cumberland Academy finished in a tie for third and fourth in the district and will settle seeding later.


DAINGERFIELD — Ty Bridges scored 18 points, a total of five Eagles scored in double digits and Tatum rolled past Daingerfield, 100-47, to close out the regular season in District 15-3A.

Jayden Boyd had 17 points, Haden Crowley 16, Decartiyay Allison 15 and Dalone Fuller 11 for the Eagles, who led 28-10 after one quarter and 47-20 at the half. Trey Fite and Markendrick Beall had seven apiece, Kendall Williams five and Drake Walton and Kendric Malone two apiece.

Boyd chipped in with six rebounds and three steals, Fite four rebounds and three steals, Malone five assists, Fuller six rebounds, Williams four steals and Allison four rebounds and four steals. 


BECKVILLE — Joshua Shipman closed out the regular season with a 28-point night, and Big Sandy captured its fifth straight district title with a 72-38 win over Beckville in 16-2A play.

Carter Oswalt had 19 points and Dakarai Menefee 13 for the Wildcats, who improve to 23-6 overall and 11-1 in district play.

The Wildcats will open the playoffs against Linden-Kildare, with details to be announced later.


UNION GROVE — Carson Daniels tossed in 17 points, Matthew Bower joined him in double figures with 12 and Union Grove rolled to a 76-28 win against Overton in District 16-2A.

Kole Burns had eight points, Noah Mayhan, Cooper Vestal and Aubrey Woodard seven apiece, Elijah Baker and Gannon Smith five each, Hunter Cannon four and Cannon Cowan and Grayson Barnett two each.

Logan Reddic had 15 in the loss for Overton. Cole Marshall finished with five, Trayson Wright four, Reagan Hunger three and Shaun Garcia one.


CUSHING — Asa Dawson hit two free throws with two seconds remaining to lift Cushing to a 44-43 win over Alto on Tuesday in a District 21-2A basketball finale.

The teams will meet again to settle the final playoff seed. Details will be announced later.

Jay Pope had 14 points, Skyler Atkins 12, Kurrin Sai Jackson and Keithan Jenkins six apiece, Jackson Duplichain three and Jerrion Skinner two for Alto.

Gary won the district, followed by Douglass and Mount Enterprise.



Sports Editor

I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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