From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
They met in a showdown in the Kiwanis Tournament and met again Tuesday in the Rice gym, where the Mildred Eagles found a way to beat Rice’s Bulldogs 77-64 in a big District 23-2A game that left Rice at 0-3 in the district race that has seen the Bulldogs lose three close games, including an overtime loss to Blooming Grove on Friday.
Rice opened the fourth quarter with a 12-5 run to cut the lead to three points midway in the fourth, but Mildred finished with 17-7 run to end the game.
Russell Holden led Mildred with 17 points and Conner Hill followed with 15 while Draylon Sterling added 13 and Mikey Muncey dropped in 11 as four Eagles landed in double figures. Jase Butler (6), Will Burnham (6), Jordan Harvell (5), Jordan Knight (2) also scored for Mildred.
Rice was led by Sim Nezar who scored 26. Dylynn Anderson (10), Daniel Arteaga (9), Austin Peppers (7), Raven Huffman (5), Adan Payne (3) Jamie Metcalfe (2) and Colin Haston (2) scored for Rice (14-6).
Frost improved to 3-1 in District 18-1A with a 55-7 win over Gholson. Frost led by 10 points at the end of the first quarter and held Gohlson scoreless in the second and third quarters. Leading the way for the Polar Bears were Zach Terry with 14 points, Isiah Belcher with 12, and Robert Worley added 11. Rounding out the scoring for Frost, which improves to 7-5 on the season, were Ryan Worley (7), Colton Clayton (6), and Tyler Stevenson (4).
Corsicana 49, Lindale 41
The Lady Tigers improved to 2-0 in the District 16-4A race by by beating defending district champ Lindale on the road. Alexis Baston led the way with 21 points.
Jae Moore scored 25 points as the Frost Lady Bears remained a perfect 6-0 in District 19-A DII play, beating Gholson, 78-13. Frost outscored Gholson 36 to 6 in the opening quarter to take control early, and then pushed the lead to 40 at halftime. Diana Rios added 18 points and 7 assists for the Lady Bears, while Madison Revill also hit double figures with 12. Rounding out the scoring for Frost was Heather Montgomery (6), Kennah Kennedy (5), Jennifer Andrews (3), and Kaycee Bowling (2). Frost, ranked No. 2 in the latest TGCA Class 1A Division II poll, improves to 15-2 on the season.
Cross Roads 17
Kerens’ Cambree Betts hit four 3-point shots en route to a game-high 19 points as the LadyCats ran past Cross Roads, 55-17, in District 18-1A DI play. Kerens, ranked No 11 in the TGCA Class 1A Division I poll, got out to an early lead, outscoring Cross Roads 16-6 in the first quarter. Marqueshia Kelly added 14 points to go along with three blocks, and Beanna Baxter just missed a double-double, finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds. Taylor Ames had six steals in addition to her 8 points, while Emmanuella Armant closed out the scoring for the Lady Cats with two points.