CORSICANA - John Tyler basketball scored another doubleheader sweep with a pair of road victories over Corsicana on Tuesday as both teams stayed atop the District 16-5A standings.

Alyssa Mayfield hit for 20 points and Ashtyn Beal added 17 as the sixth-ranked Lady Lions won 73-55.

Jacob Owens-Bush scored 27 points to power the 23rd-ranked Lions to a 65-53 victory.

In the girls game, Destini Whitehead and Daz Johnson added 12 each for John Tyler (27-2, 9-1), which led 46-29 at halftime.

The Lady Tigers (10-18, 6-4 16-5A) received more than half of their scoring from Destini Lunsford, who went off for 30 points, half coming from five 3-pointers.

For the boys, Owens-Bush kept the Lions (21-4, 9-0) in it early as his team trailed 38-32 at the break.

“He kept us in it early and had some big time scores for us,” Lions coach Cedeno Clark said.

Chris Beachum scored 15 points to lead the Tigers (13-10, 4-5), who hit eight 3-pointers.

Patrick Williams added 15 points and Christerpher Lyles hit for 11 points for JT. Bryson Smith was held scoreless but the point guard assisted on a majority of Owens-Bush’s points.

“These kids are fighters and they just refuse to lose,” Clark said.

Both John Tyler squads are back in action Friday at the Lions Den for “Senior Night.”

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District 16-5A Girls

No. 6 John Tyler 73, Corsicana 55

John Tyler 19 27 18 9 - 73

Corsicana 11 18 14 12 - 55

CORSICANA-McDonald, 0; Crutcher, 0; Lunsford, 30; Anderson, 0; Melton, 6; Andrews, 0; Raindle, 5; Bryant, 0; Betts, 14; Reeves, 0; Hawkins, 0.

JOHN TYLER-Kaleigh Hackett, 2; Kaleon Grant, 8; Alyssa Mayfield, 20; Destini Whitehead, 12; Zee Jones, 0; Ashtyn Beal, 17; Shakendra Tilley, 0; Brea Staten, 2; Dazmonique Johnson, 12; Brea Criss, 0.

THREE POINT GOALS-C: Lunsford (5), Betts. JT: Whitehead (2), Beal (2).

RECORDS-John Tyler 27-2 (9-1); Corsicana 10-18 (6-4).

NEXT UP-Jacksonville at John Tyler, 6 p.m. Friday; Corsicana at Lufkin, 6 p.m. Friday.

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District 16-5A Boys

No. 23 John Tyler 65, Corsicana 53

John Tyler 16 16 21 12 - 65

Corsicana 17 21 10 5 - 53

JOHN TYLER-Patrick Williams, 15; Bryson Smith, 0; Tavian Teal, 3; Christerpher Lyles, 11; Gerald Berry, 7; Ricardo Quintero, 0; Carlin Gray, 2; Jordan Sanford, 0; Jacob Owens-Bush, 27; Jordan Allen, 0; London McCullough, 0; Mashaud Moore, 0.

CORSICANA-Chris Beachum, 15; Carlos Tovias, 8; Jonas McKissack, 8; Xavier Britt, 3; Tyler Donaldson, 10; Devon Lindsey, 9.

THREE POINT GOALS-C: Beachum (3), Tovias (2), McKissack, Britt, Lindsey. JT: Williams, Teal, Lyles (3), Owens-Bush.

JV SCORE-John Tyler 69, Corsicana 39. (JT 20-1).

FRESHMEN SCORE-

RECORDS-John Tyler 21-4 (9-0); Corsicana 13-10 (4-5).

NEXT UP- Jacksonville at John Tyler, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Corsicana at Lufkin, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

 
 

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