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The Tyler HEAT won the Christian Heritage Girls Basketball Tournament on Saturday in Longview.

Tyler HEAT 45, Christian Heritage 17

LONGVIEW — Bonnie Taylor scored 12 points and Whitney Worley added 11 as the Tyler HEAT defeated Longview Christian Heritage 45-17 on Saturday to win the Christian Heritage Girls Basketball Tournament.

Others scoring for the HEAT were LoriAnn Tieman (9), Emily Gonzalez (7), Elana Gonzalez (4) and Abigail Drewett (2).

The Tyler team improves to 8-4 and will host Christian Homeschool of Sulpher Springs on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Richardson Pearce 38, John Tyler 31

WINNSBORO — The John Tyler Lady Lions fell to Richardson J.J. Pearce, 38-31, in the consolation finals of the Winnsboro Hoopfest, presented by Team Worldwide, on Saturday.

Makia Moon led JT (4-8) with 13 points with Kirsten Ross hitting for 10. Also scoring were Errian Johnson (3), Corianna Lewis (2), Jay’Mariea Taylor (2) and Ellyse Day (1).

The Lady Lions return to play on Tuesday, traveling to meet the Henderson Lady Lions. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.

JT will then take part in the Great East Texas Shootout Dec. 12-14 in Brownsboro. The Lady Lions are scheduled to play Gladewater at 8 a.m. Thursday at the high school gym.

Canton Splits Pair

WINNSBORO — The Canton Eaglettes split a pair of games on Thursday in the Winnsboro Hoopfest.

Canton won over Richardson JJ Pearce in the first round, 44-25. The Eaglettes fell to Texas High, 56-51 in the second game.

In the win over Pearce, Olivia Norrell hit for 10 points. She was followed by Kori Nicklas (8), Shameir Quimby (8), Kayden Prox (7), Averie Cantrell (4), Darby Pruitt (3), Ashley Riffe (2) and Amari Welch (2).

Against Texas High, Norrell led the Eaglettes with 22 points while Prox added 15. Riffe pitched in eight with Quimby and Welch adding four and two points, respectively.

Mount Vernon 60, Pine Tree 23

WINNSBORO — The middle two quarters proved to be the downfall for Pine Tree in a 60-23 loss to Mount Vernon.

McKenzie Kirk had six points and D’Karia Woodard five for Pine Tree, which went into the second quarter tied at 11-11 before being outscored 40-5 over the next 16 minutes.

Bullard 54, Timpson 48, 4 OTs

TIMPSON — It took four overtimes, but the Bullard Lady Panthers scored a 54-48 win over Timpson on Tuesday in a girls basketball game.

Haley Day led the 11-1 Lady Panthers with 24 points. Others scoring for Bullard were Keili Richmond (10), Hailey Minton (9), Erin Berry (9) and Lamaria Thompson (2).

Christian Heritage Tournament

Tyler HEAT takes two

The Tyler HEAT scored two wins in the Christian Heritage Tournament on Thursday.

The Tyler squad won 50-24 over New Summerfield. Ryan Kirksey led the HEAT with 14 points. She was followed by LoriAnn Tiemann (8), Abigail Drewett (7), Kate Thomas (6), Emily Gonzalez (5), Tanea Thompson (5), Bonnie Taylor (3) and Whitney Worley (2).

In the quarterfinals, the Tyler HEAT downed Austin Regents 56-9. Kirksey, Elana Gonzalez and Worley each scored 12 points. Others scoring for the Tyler team were Thomas (6), Thompson (5), Tiemann (5) Taylor (2) and Drewett (2).


Jefferson 53, Sabine 51

LONGVIEW — Mackenzie Jordan led three Lady Bulldogs into double figures with 15 points, and Jefferson held on for a 53-51 win over Sabine.

Jordan also had nine rebounds for Jefferson. Tierrani Johnson finished with 14 points and four steals, Jaden Carter 10 points, Ja’Kayla Rusk seven points, Nia Garrett six points and seven assists and Da’Navia Thomas one point.

Mallory Furrh had 12 points, six assists, six rebounds and two steals in the loss for Sabine. Mikinzi Cantrell finished with 11 points, two assists, two steals and three rebounds, Hailey Davis seven points, Mercedes Willett six points and 10 rebounds, Halyn McKenzie five points, seven rebounds and two assists, Blaire Kaufman five points, four steals and five rebounds and Maddie Furrh five points and two rebounds.



Carthage splits pair

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Carthage Lady Bulldogs defeated Whitehouse (56-33) and fell to Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill (64-41) on Thursday.

Zee McGrue had 15 points and Jada McLin six in the win over Whitehouse. Carthage led 14-10 after one quarter and took control with a 17-3 run in the second stanza.

Against MPCH, McGrue had 16 points, Makhai Lewis 12 and McLin nine.

Kilgore wins two

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Kilgore Lady Bulldogs defeated Cooper (51-42) and Leonard (52-41) in tournament action on Thursday.

Miah Thomas had 26 points and six rebounds, A.T. Anderson eight points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals and Jada Abercrombie six points and eight rebounds against Cooper.

Abercrombie, Thomas and Anderson all had double-doubles in the win over Leonard. Abercrombie finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three steals, Thomas 12 points, 10 rebounds and three steals and Anderson 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Hughes Springs


Harmony takes two

HUGHES SPRINGS — The Harmony Lady Eagles earned a pair of wins on Thursday at the Hughes Springs Tournament, knocking off Linden-Kildare (52-11) and Hughes Springs (31-18).

Kinzee Settles had 10 points and 10 rebounds, Lanie Trimbles 10 points and three rebounds and Macey Russell nine points, three rebounds and three steals in the win over Linden-Kildare. Madi Rhame finished with seven points, three steals and two assists, Kaylee Clemens six points, three steals and four assists, Katelyn Welborn four points and three rebounds, Lillie Jones four points, three rebounds, four steals and two assists and Jenci Seahorn two points, four rebounds and two steals.

Against Hughes Springs, Settles had nine points, six rebounds and three steals, Trimble six points, two rebounds and two steals, Seahorn five points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals, Clemens five points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, Welborn four points and two rebounds and Dacey Dawson two points, two rebounds and three steals.

The Lady Eagles didn’t allow double digits in points in eight full quarters on Thursday.

In other tournament action, it was Elysian Fields 44, Harleton 36; Hughes Springs 39, Pittsburg JV 17; White Oak 46, Linden-Kildare 16; Elysian Fields 34, White Oak 31 and Harleton 47, Pittsburg JV 14.

Harmony split a couple of games on Friday — defeating Harleton 44-24, but falling to Elysian Fields 27-23.

Against Harleton, Settles led the way with 21 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and a steal.

Others contributing to the Lady Eagles’ win were Trimble (9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals), Dawson (6 points, 4 assists), Katelyn Welborn (3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist), Madi Rhame (2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks), Clemens (2 points, 8 rebounds, 8 steals. 2 assist, 1 block) and Seahorn (1 point, 3 rebounds).

In the loss to Elysian Fields, Settles hit for 12 points while grabbing six rebounds and getting three steals.

Others competing for Harmony were Dawson (5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal), Welborn (4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block), Trimble (2 points, 1 assist), Rhame (7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block) and Clemens (3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals).

Redwater Tournament

Pittsburg 59,

Arkansas High 49

REDWATER — McKenna Wood and Tyler Green dropped in 17 points apiece, Elyssia Lemelle (11) and Sanaa Hollins (10) joined them in double figures and Pittsburg picked up a 59-49 win over Arkansas High.

Kianna Blackwell finished with four points and Natalie Styles added two for Pittsburg, which led 23-11 after one quarter and 35-19 at the half.


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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