Jacksonville 41, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 20 — The Fight'n Maldens of Jacksonville opened their run in one of East Texas' most prestigious tournaments by scoring a 21-point win over MP Chapel Hill. Jasmine Parson led Jacksonville in scoring with 14 points, while Damonica Franklin had nine. Jacksonville (4-5) ended a four-game winning streak with the victory. The Maidens held MP Chapel Hill to single digit scoring in every period except for the first.
Snook 47, Jacksonville 46 (OT) — Snook's Lady Blue Jays outscored the Maidens 9-8 in the bonus period to escape with the victory in winner's bracket play. Jacksonville led 21-16 at halftime, only to allow Snook to move in front 32-28 heading into the fourth quarter. Inchantra Kendricks topped out with 14 points to spark the Maidens, with Parson adding 11 and Chancii Scott scoring eight. S.Barnes tallied a game-high 26 for the Lady Blue Jays.
Neches 50, Bullard 49 — Bullard led for most of the game, but Neches rallied late to come away with the win. Bridgette Taylor poured in 13 points to guide the Lady Panthers, while Madison Slayter swished in 11. Slayter connected on three shots from beyond the arc. The Bullard girls went on to beat Huntington 42-30 in the second round to improve to 9-8 on the season. No other details regarding that game was available.
Bullard 61, Grace Community 60 — The Bullard Panthers withstood a frantic Cougar rally to hold on to win by one. The Panthers led 37-20 at the break and threatened to run away things at that point. Corbin Howard's 15 points was a team high for Bullard. Both teams were hot from downtown. Grace dropped in six triples, while Bullard connect on four shots from beyond the arc.
Troup 61, Sanger 56 — Coach Jody Sorey's Tigers used a 20-9 fourth period to rally and beat Sanger. Hunter Clark and Bradley Stewart sparked Troup by scoring 19 and 16 points, respectively. Each young man drained three shots from three-point land.
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GETSO Day 1: Bullard boys carve out 2 wins; Lady Panthers trade triumphs
The Panthers of Bullard won both of their games Thursday in the Great East Texas Shootout, which is being hosted by Brownsboro High School.
The Bullard boys pressed out a 68-60 overtime decision over Palestine Westwood to start their run in the three-day tournament and returned to the court later to maul Malakoff, 62-42.
Bullard's girls swapped wins by humbling Grand saline, 51-30, before losing to state ranked Alba-Golden, 48-41.
Hornets sting Goats, 69-52; Parra tosses in 21
Francisco Parra had the hot hand and New Summerfield took advantage of it by beating Groesbeck, 69-52, in opening day play of the Central Heights Tournament on Thursday.
Parra, a junior guard, shot 8-12 (67%) from the field to spark the Hornets, who are now 6-4.
Boys Prep Hoops Roundup: Jacksonville sweeps in Fairfield Tournament; Eagles win twice in Central Heights tourney
Tournament action involving local and area boys basketball teams from Thursday's games.
Great East Texas Shootout: Maidens no match for No. 2 Lady Mustangs
Martin's Mill, the No. 2 ranked team in Class I-A-I, spanked Jacksonville, 43-23, in an opening round of the Great East Texas Shootout in Brownsboro Thursday afternoon.
Jaguars look to put together 40-solid minutes in the Valley Friday
Jacksonville College's Jaguars will close out the fall semester by traveling to Athens this evening for a rare Friday night Region XIV skirmish against No. 16-ranked Trinity Valley Community College.
The game will be both school's final action of 2013.
New Summerfield boys trounce Panthers by 72 points
Case Wilkerson, a 6-foot-5 sophomore post, poured in 25 points on 11-21 (52.4%) shooting from the field to propel the Hornets of New Summerfield to a 109-37 blowout victory over East Texas Christian Academy of Tyler Tuesday night at Hornet Gymnasium.
The Hornets improved to 5-3 with the win, while ETCA fell to 0-8.
McCown named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
Jacksonville native Josh McCown has been named as the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 14 of the NFL campaign.
McCown, the 34-year-old Chicago back-up quarterback, connected on 27 of 36 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns (no interceptions) in Chicago's 45-28 thrashing of Dallas on Monday.
Lady Hornets get 21 from Saurez to blast ETCA, 37-16
Tanya Saurez, New Summerfield's sophomore point guard, gave East Texas Christian Academy fits on both ends of the floor Tuesday night, with the Lady Panthers inability to keep the quick and speedy Saurez in check having a lot to do with New Summerfield being able to etch out a 37-16 decision over the young ladies from Tyler.
Athens strikes fast to top Tribe, 80-59
Athens' Anthony Sanders was the District 15-3A Most Valuable Player last season.
He is making a case to earn that honor once again as a four-point play by Sanders ignited Athens to 80-59 victory over Jacksonville Tuesday evening, which gave the No. 23-ranked Hornets their fourth victory of the season over a Class 4A team.
16-4A All-District football team: Two Indians selected for First Team honors
Here's a look at the 2013 16-4A All-District football team, as selected by a vote of the league's head coaches.
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