LINDALE — The Lindale Lady Eagles and the Jacksonville Indians took wins in a District 16-4A girls/boys district doubleheader Friday at Eagle Gymnasium.
The Lady Eagles picked up their first district win, leading from the get-go, in a 45-32 victory over the Fightin’ Maidens.
In the boys’ game, the Eagles got a game-high 25 points, thanks to three 3-pointers from Mason Terry, only to fall short in overtime 60-54 to the visiting Indians.
Both Eagle squads will be back in action on Tuesday when Nacogdoches comes to Lindale.
The Fightin Maidens’ and Indians will be looking for their first district wins next Tuesday when they entertain Corsicana with a 7:30 p.m. tip off set for each boy’s finale. The girls will start at 6 p.m. in both league matchups.
Lindale’s Natasha Malone scored 13 of her game-high 15 points in the first half, and also grabbed eight rebounds in the first half. Malone totaled out with 13 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and three assists.
Jacksonville fought back to within four points, 30-26, midway through the third quarter after Damonica Franklin and Jasmine Parson made back-to back steals and baskets.
Parson paced the Fightin’ Maidens with 14 points, while Franklin added 10 points and seven rebounds.
McKenna Cox added 10 points for Lindale, while Paige Murphy chipped in with eight points.
Jacksonville trailed 52-51 and time running out when on the inbounds, Datavion Thacker bounced the ball of an Eagle defender’s back before retrieving it. He was fouled on the shot attempt.
Thacker made one of his free throws, which was enough to send the game into overtime.
In the extra session, Thacker and Raibon Riden provided three points apiece as Jacksonville outscored Lindale 8-2 in the OT for a 60-54 Indians victory.
“We knew at halftime what we needed to do and the guys stepped up and did a great job,” Jacksonville coach Mark Alexander said after the win. “We needed more movement and we also knew we were going to have to make some 3-pointers, which is not really our game. But we did a good job of getting our uphill, downhill-game flowing and we played much stronger in the paint the second half.”
Lindale’s Terry added 10 rebounds and six assists to his 25 points and Capo snagged 12 rebounds and had five blocks.
Lindale 45, Jacksonville 32
Jacksonville 7 11 10 4 — 32
Lindale 17 11 8 8 — 45
JACKSONVILLE — Jasmine Parson, 14; Jada Parson, 2; Incahantra Kendrick, 2; Damonica Franklin, 10; Mireya Gaitan, 2; Moquesha Robertson, 2.
LINDALE — Paige Murphy, 8; McKenna Cox, 10; Natasha Malone, 15; Pilkington, ; 2; Heather Gilbert, 3; Hall, 2; Walker, 5.
THREE-POINT GOALS — none.
RECORDS — Jacksonville 11-11, 0-3. Lindale 12-9; 1-2.
NEXT UP — Nacogdoches at Lindale, Tues., 6 p.m. Corsicana at Jacksonville. Tues., 6 p.m.
Jacksonville 60, Lindale 54 OT
Jacksonville 12 13 12 15 8 — 60
Lindale 12 16 14 10 2 — 54
JACKSONVILLE — Mason McCormack, 4; Daytron Thompson, 5; Chris Cross, 3; Demontree Ragsdale, 7; Charles, Kendrick, 6; Claude Franklin, 8; Jeremy McAnally, 4; Datavion Thacker, 9; Curtis Landon, 2; Raybon Riden, 12.
LINDALE — Laettner Greenhill, 1; Mason Terry, 25; Garrett Sir Louis, 2; Jordan Gray, 6; Court Brown, 7; Tavon Griffin, 2; Jacob Capo, 11.
THREE-POINT GOALS — J: Ragsdale, Thacker 2, McAnally, Riden 2. L: Terry 3, Brown.
RECORDS — Jacksonville 15-6, 1-0. Lindale 10-9; 0-1.
NEXT UP — Nacogdoches at Lindale, Tues., 7:30 p.m. Corsicana at Jacksonville. Tues., 7:30 p.m.