Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 4, 2014

GC Basketball: Weekend Roundup: BG boys beat Rice in OT, Kerens boys win easily, Mildred, Kerens, Hubbard, BG girls win, Frost gets forfeit

Corsicana —   The best rivalry in the Golden Circle?

    It has to be the one between Blooming Grove and Rice, a couple of boys teams that had another thrilling game Friday night.

    Blooming Grove’s boys got some revenge but it wasn’t easy as once again the Rice Bulldogs gave the Lions all they wanted before Blooming Grove pulled out a 74-66 win in overtime in the Blooming Grove gym

Rice beat the Lions on a tip-in at the buzzer by Dylynn Anderson in the Frost Tournament, and the Bulldogs had some dramatics on Friday when Raven Huffman hit a shot at the buzzer to send the game into OT at 61-61.

But the Lions, who trailed 24-17 at halftime and 44-43 going into the fourth quarter, pulled it out in OT to stay unbeaten in the District 23-2A race at 4-0. They are 14-2 for the season. Rice, which is 14-5, has two losses in the district.

Tyler Lewis led Blooming Grove with 18 points and Daniel Pelzel dropped in 16. Rowdy Barlow and Juanya Pyburn scored 15 each as four Lions had huge games. Tyler Ellis (3), Dalton Blake (3), Brody Owens (2) and Tyler Morris (2) also scored for Blooming Grove.

Rice was led by Daniel Artega’s 25 points. Sim Nezar dropped in 24 and Huffman had 10. Anderson (2) Nik Costlow (4) and Jamie Metcalfe (1) also scored for Rice.


Kerens 63, Venus 53

The Bobcats took the momentum from winning the Kiwanis Tournament on the road and had an easy time beating Venus Friday night. Kerens built a 31-16 halftime lead and coasted home.
The Bobcats, who begin district play Friday night against Wortham, are now 10-5 for the season.
Nate Betts led the Bobcats with 21 points and Dustin Jock followed with 13.Brent Warren scored 12 and Shelton Sayles and Jake Moss each had six points. Quadre Duncan (2) and Hunter Green (1) also scored for Kerens.


    Mildred 54, Buffalo 49

    The Lady Eagles pulled out a big District 23-2A win with a comeback and a couple of double-doubles. Mildred was down by 11 early but cut the lead to three at halftime, and then took over in the third quarter, and grabbed the lead when Callie Bland hit a 3-pointer midway through the third. They never looked back.

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