WHITEHOUSE — After enjoying plenty of food on Thanksgiving, East Texas fans were able to get extra servings of basketball the past two days at the 23rd Annual Jasper Ventures presented by the Tyler Area Basketball Officials at C.L. Nix Wildcat Arena.

The event wrapped up with seven games on Saturday, capped by Whitehouse’s 44-41 win over Mabank.

Whitehouse jumped ahead 7-2 early, but Mabank ended the first quarter on a 10-0 run.

Whitehouse went on an 8-0 run in the second quarter, and the score was tied 16-16 at halftime.

The Wildcats led 28-24 after three quarters.

Peyton Kennedy led Whitehouse with 14 points. Nine other players scored for the Wildcats, while Mabank had just three scorers.

Connor Smith led the Panthers with 20 points. Cade Bell had 13, and Devin Gibbs had 8 points and 12 rebounds.


Lindale 59, Tenaha 49

The Lindale Eagles opened the day with a 59-49 win over Class 2A No. 5 Tenaha.

Lindale was up 15-10 late in the first quarter when Hayden Jenkins knocked down a 3-pointer in the final seconds to cut the score to 15-13.

With Tenaha up 27-25 with 47 seconds left in the second quarter after a jumper by former John Tyler Lion Michael Hogg, Jacob Koeshall tied the game back up with an assist from Kobe Scott.

Scott knocked down a triple from the volleyball line as the buzzer sounded to give Lindale a 30-27 halftime lead.

A perfect third quarter from the field by Colton Taylor helped Lindale lead 47-41 heading into the final frame. Taylor made all four of his field goal attempts in the third quarter to score 8 points. He finished with 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Holton Knox had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles. Koeshall had 10 points and seven rebounds. Scott had 10 rebounds and six assists, and Jaymond Jackson added 12 rebounds

Hogg led Tenaha with 20 points, and former Cushing standout Deuce Garrett added 14 points for the Tigers.


Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 69, All Saints 53

In a game of runs, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill pulled out a 69-53 win over All Saints.

All Saints led 6-2 early after a jumper by Patrick Hallmark. Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill responded with a 16-0 run thanks to four 3-pointers from John French. The Red Devils led 18-8 after the first quarter.

Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill was up 29-18 with 3:49 left in the half when All Saints responded with a 14-2 run to end the half to take a 32-31 lead into the locker room.

Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill outscored All Saints 27-7 in the third quarter behind more hot shooting from French.

French finished with 27 points, including seven 3-pointers. All of French’s field goals came in the first and third quarters. He also had eight rebounds and four blocks.

Carter Nicholson had 17 points for Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, and Vincent Rodriguez added 12 points.

Logan Francis led All Saints with 28 points, and Kyle Patrick had 9 points.


Palestine 46,

Chapel Hill 42

Tyler Junior College signee Enoch Fatade had 16 points, seven rebounds, six steals, four assists and two blocks to lead Palestine to the win.

Chapel Hill led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter.

Palestine was up 19-15 in the second quarter and held Chapel Hill scoreless for the first 6:42 of the quarter. Chapel Hill ended the half on an 8-0 run to lead 23-19 at the break.

Palestine used an 11-4 run to end the third quarter to take a 36-31 advantage.

Dreyon Barrett had 15 points and eight rebounds for Palestine.

Keyjun Thomas led Chapel Hill with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Jarrell Hunter had 12 points.


Marshall 65, Center 58

Chris Leonard scored 15 points, and Lyrik Rawls had 14 points as Marshall defeated Center.

Zacc Smith and Malik Patton each had 11 points for Center.



Athens 62, Arp 20

Athens jumped out to a 9-0 lead and never looked back in a rout of Arp.

Athens led 18-8 after the first quarter and 33-14 at halftime, but Arp’s Lexi Ferguson made a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Athens led 50-18 at the end of three quarters.

Ten different players scored for Athens. Karlie Cook hit five 3-pointers to finish with 16 points. Mimi McCollister and Corian Hudson had 10 points each. Hudson also had 10 rebounds and seven steals.

Natalie Wiggins led Arp with 7 points before fouling out early in the third quarter. Kierra Yarbrough had eight rebounds and five steals for Arp.


Mabank 57,

Spring Hill 25

Laney Davenport had 11 points to lead Mabank past Spring Hill.

Mabank hit eight 3-pointers in the contest.

Zailey McGee led Spring Hill with 10 points.

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