Forney could not make a shot while Robert E. Lee's Kevin Ramsey couldn't miss.

Ramsey scored 11 points during a stretch where Forney went scoreless for nearly 10 minutes as Lee won comfortably 61-41 Saturday in the final game of the TABO Scholarship Classic at UT Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.

Ramsey finished with 17 overall to go with four steals. He also drained five of his six 3-point attempts with Lee (3-1) connecting on 11 overall from distance.

Meanwhile Lee held Forney to 23 percent (12 of 51) shooting in its victory.

"They got looks, but most of the time we had a hand in their face," REL coach Alan Johnston said. "They went to the free-throw line a little more than I would like, but overall I think we gave a good effort and (a lot of players) contributed."

Minutes before Lee took the floor, Whitehouse was finishing up an equally dominant performance in a 76-45 win over Canton.

The Wildcats (2-0) used an 8-0 run in the first period and 9-0 run in the second period to establish a double-digit lead before putting Canton away in the second half with another 8-0 run.

"I thought we did a good job starting off," Whitehouse coach Brent Kelley said. "We didn't get off to a good start (in Friday's game), so that was a point of emphasis getting off to a good start."

 

LEE 61, FORNEY 41

The Red Raiders and Forney matched each other from beyond the arc in the early minutes of the contest, but the visitors could not get anything else to fall, which enabled Lee to push out ahead, 15-8.

In the second period, Forney's Jajuan Tilley made three 3-pointers, his third one giving the visitors a 23-22 lead with 3:13 left in the half.

Forney then went ice cold and Lee took advantage with Caleb Johnston (15 points, five rebounds, two blocks) and Ramsey leading the way on a 15-0 run that took the teams through the second and third periods.

Forney's Cameron Black finally made a basket to end the cold streak with 37 seconds left in the third period, but by that time, REL had built an insurmountable 48-26 cushion before seeing out the victory in the fourth.

Chris Parry

 

WHITEHOUSE 76, CANTON 45

The Wildcats received 17 points from Calvin Vaughn while 11 different Whitehouse players scored in a convincing victory over the Eagles. Whitehouse turned up its defensive pressure to force 19 turnovers.

Canton's Kelby Nixon led the Eagles with 12 points while Saxon Adams and Reese Frosch each scored nine.

Chris Parry

 

JACKSONVILLE 81, BROWNSBORO 36

Datavion Thacker finished with 21 points and Claude Franklin added 16 to lead Jacksonville past Brownsboro for the second time this season.

The Indians opened the season with a 75-44 win over the Bears before scoring Saturday's 45-point victory, during which Jacksonville took a 41-18 lead into the break. Jacksonville pulled away even more in the second half and outscored Brownsboro 25-10 in the third period.

Jacksonville had one loss in the regular season last year under former coach Brent Kelley, who's now at Whitehouse. New Indians coach Mark Alexander has kept the pressure defense in place as his team turned many turnovers into points against the Bears.

Jared Bragdon finished with eight points to lead Brownsboro, which fell to 0-3 on the year.

Shane Stark

 

FRANKSTON 55, MP CHAPEL HILL 51

Frankston trailed until less than two minutes remained in the game, then overcame Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill to secure the come-from-behind win.

The Indians took their first lead of the day when Gunnar Murphy made a basket with 1:40 left. They then made the front end of a one-and-one to make it a two-possession game with 10 seconds remaining.

Kendrick Rogers, a 6-4 sophomore, had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Frankston. Murphy contributed 11 points and eight boards for the Indians, who improved to 2-1 on the year.

Baron Rogers (12 points), Dylan Zachary (11 points) and Skylar O'dell (10 points) finished in double figures for MPCH, which fell to 5-2 after leading by as many as 11 points in the third quarter.

Shane Stark

 

GRACE 78, CHAPEL HILL 65

Verlo Levels hit for 36 points to lead the Cougars (5-1) to the victory over the Bulldogs (2-1).

The Cougars built as much as a 27-point advantage on two occasions, with the last coming on two free throws by Trevor Gunter late in the second period.

The Bulldogs, playing without their football players who are still involved in the playoffs, battled back and got within 67-61 in the closing minutes of the fourth period on charity tosses by Sir Cedric Suell.

Chapel Hill received 33 points from Keilon Moore, with 21 points coming in the second half.

Phillip McKinney and Gunter each added 11 points for the Cougars.

Travion Taylor had 11 points for the Bulldogs.

Jimmy Hicks

 

BISHOP GORMAN 60, PITTSBURG 41

The Bishop Gorman Crusaders reeled off an 18-2 run to start the game and held on to win 60-41 over Pittsburg.

Sean Goforth, who scored 20 points, and Chris Danly each scored five points during the span and Garrett Thibodeaux added six points.

Thibodeaux finished with 17 points and Judah Bell added nine points.

Garrett Truitt and E.J. Hill scored eight points apiece to lead the Pirates.

Jimmy Hicks

 

LANEVILLE 68, MILLER GROVE 61

The Laneville Yellow Jackets defeated Miller Grove 68-61 in the opening game on Saturday.

Laneville's Ty Johnson picked up his fourth foul with 5:34 left in the third period and after two charity tosses from Miller Grove's Nathan George the game was tied at 37-37.

The Yellow Jacket defense turned up the pressure and Dontavious Harris scored three baskets and Kendrick Anderson added two buckets during a 14-4 run to build a 51-41 lead.

Laneville, coached by former Robert E. Lee standout Hosea Lee, extended the advantage to 16, 68-52, before the Hornets battled back and scored the final nine points of the game for the final score of 68-61.

Johnson finished with 21 points and Harris contributed 17 points for the Class 1A power Yellow Jackets.

Miller Grove had four players in double figures with George pumping in 21 points, Patrick Covington adding 18 and Aaron Smith and Logan Miller hitting 10 points each.

Jimmy Hicks

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Grace 78, Chapel Hill 65

Chapel Hill 6 15 19 25 — 65

Grace 19 24 12 23 — 78

CHAPEL HILL — Obed Rios, 6; Travion Taylor, 11; Grant Yarberry, 2; Deevin Mahoney, 5; Andrew Anderson, 8; Sir Cedric Suell, 2; Keilon Moore, 33.

GRACE COMMUNITY — Andrew Melhart, 10; Verlo Levels, 36; Trevor Gunter, 11; Adam Graham, 2; Phillip McKinney, 11; Thomas Nance, 3; Levi Crozier, 2; Zack Roark, 3.

THREE POINT GOALS — CH: none. G: Levels, Roark, Melhart (2).

RECORDS — Chapel Hill 2-1, Grace Community 5-1.

NEXT UP — Chapel Hill at Gladewater, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Grace at Grand Saline, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Gorman 60, Pittsburg 41

Gorman 18 12 14 16 — 60

Pittsburg 5 10 9 17 — 41

BISHOP GORMAN — Judah Bell, 9; Nick Vandiver, 2; Nicholas Felix, 2; Sean Goforth, 20; Chris Danly, 7; James Olsen, 3; Garrett Thibodeaux, 17.

PITTSBURG — Justin Zepeda, 2; Sir Charles Perkins, 3; Robert Hollins, 7; Triston Payne, 6; Hugo Fluellen, 5; Levi Leonard, 2; Garrett Truitt, 8; E.J. Hill ,8.

THREE POINT GOALS — BG: Danly, Goforth (3).P: Truitt (2). P: Fluellent.

RECORDS — Gorman 3-3,

NEXT UP — Brownsboro at Gorman, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Pittsburg at Spring Hill, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Laneville 68, Miller Grove 61

Laneville 12 21 20 15 — 68

Miller Grove 18 15 11 17 — 61

LANEVILLE — Tiarel Franklin, 5; Tralon Alexander, 12; Dontavious Harris, 17; Ty Johnson, 21; Kendrick Anderson, 11; Anthony Roberts, 2.

MILLER GROVE — Aaron Smith, 10; Logan Miller, 10; Nathan George, 21; Patrick Covington, 18; Tyler Marlow, 2.

THREE POINT GOALS — L: Franklin, Harris, Alexander (2). MG: Miller, Smith (2).

RECORDS — Laneville 4-0, Miller Grove 1-4.

NEXT UP — Laneville vs. Garrison, 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Mount Enterprise Tournament; Miller Grove at Cumby, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Jacksonville 81, Brownsboro 36

Jacksonville 19 22 25 15 — 81

Brownsboro 6 12 10 8 — 36

JACKSONVILLE — D.D. Hamilton, 3; Curtis Ladon, 2; Jeremy McAnally, 6; Carter McCown, 2; Claude Franklin, 16; JaColby Robinson, 2; Shawn Ragsdale, 6; Raybob Riden, 7; Datavion Thacker, 21; Mason McCormack, 10; Daytron Thompson, 4; Charles Kendrick, 2.

BROWNSBORO — Jared Bragdon, 8; Xavier Richardson, 6; Caleb Seale, 2; Clay McCoy, 2; Nick Wilkerson, 3; Logan Compton, 2; Quentin McKenzie, 7; Deon Parker, 2; Will Bailey, 4.

THREE POINT GOALS — J: Thacker, Riden, McAnally. B: Richardson.

RECORDS — Brownsboro 0-3.

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Frankston 55, MP Chapel Hill 51

Frankston 8 14 12 13 — 55

MPCH 10 18 14 9 — 51

FRANKSTON — Dylan Hokit, 5; Ozzie Buckner, 6; Gunnar Murphy, 11; Kendrick Rogers, 17; Caleb Whitehurst, 8; Mark Allen, 8.

MPCH — Baron Rogers, 12; Dylan Zachary, 11; Colton Blalock, 4; Hunter May, 7; Skylar O'dell, 10; Ehtan Rester, 3; Damon Jones, 3; Justin Wood, 1.

THREE POINT GOALS — F: Whitehurst (2), Buckner. MPCH: Rester, O'dell, Zachary (3), Rogers, May.

RECORDS — Frankston 2-1; MPCH 5-2.

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Robert E. Lee 61, Forney 41

Forney 8 15 3 15 — 41

Robert E. Lee 15 20 13 13 — 61

FORNEY — Shakur Morrow, 6; Jajuan Tilley, 15; Collin Rucker, 3; Matt Watson, 3; Logan White, 10; Cameron Black, 4; Kaelon Pedford, 0; David Burnett, 0. FG: 12-51. FT: 10-20.

ROBERT E. LEE — Rico Major, 4; D'Varius Taylor, 0; Demodrick Barker, 4; Jack Calhoun, 11; Robert Pulliam, 2; Kevin Ramsey, 17; Brian Brite, 6; Caleb Johnston, 15; John Michael Brattlof, 2. FG: 23-53. FT: 4-14.

THREE POINT GOALS — FOR (7-22): Tilley (3), White (2), Morrow, Watson. REL (11-24): Ramsey (5), Johnston (3), Calhoun (3),

RECORDS — Forney 1-3; Robert E. Lee 3-1.

NEXT UP — Jacksonville at Lee, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Whitehouse 76, Canton 45

Whitehouse 22 13 17 24 — 76

Canton 9 15 9 12 — 45

WHITEHOUSE — Jaylon Dews, 7; Jacob Lundmark, 7; Logan Gonter, 0; Patrick Mahomes, 6; Jake Parker, 7; Bryce Hand, 4; Trey Wheeler, 4; Landon Glasscock, 1; Bradey Hill, 9; Isaiah Clark, 4; Calvin Vaughn, 17; Spencer Shaw, 10. FG: 26-63. FT: 20-30.

CANTON — Kelby Nixon, 12; Saxon Adams, 9; Brad Wiggins, 8; Reese Frosch, 9; Daulton Fritcher, 1; Jake King, 0; John Conrado, 2; Gabriel Gomez, 1; Ryan Slider, 0; Jackson Malone, 4. FG: 16-40. FT: 11-21.

THREE POINT GOALS — WH (4-16) Parker, Vaughn, Shaw, Clark. CAN (2-9): Nixon, Adams.

RECORDS — Whitehouse 2-0; Canton 1-4.

NEXT UP — Texas High at Whitehouse, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Late Friday

Grace Community 63, Carrollton Turner 60, OT

CARROLLTON — Verlo Levels scored 18 and Trevor Gunter added 15 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks as Grace Community edged Class 5A Carrollton R.L. Turner 63-60 in overtime Friday.

Phillip McKinney and Andrew Melhart each added nine for the Cougars, with the duo combining for seven assists.

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Grace 13 17 16 9 8 — 63

Turner 17 11 14 13 5 — 60

GRACE — Adam Graham, 2; Andrew Melhart, 9; Call Florence, 3; Phillip McKinney, 9; Thomas Nance, 7; Trevor Gunter, 15; Verlo Levels, 18.

THREE POINT GOALS — GC: Melhart (2), Florence, McKinney, Nance.

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