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Shepherd takes Goodrich 104-17

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By Charles Ballard
SJNT correspondent

BUNA — The Shepherd Pirates went 1-4 during the weekend tournament at Buna.

On Saturday, Shepherd lost 44-34 to host Buna.

On Friday, the Pirates lost 38-30 to Pineywoods Community Academy. Top scorer was Tristen Cullum with 10 points.

Also on Friday, Shepherd was downed 56-51 by Kirbyville. Cullum again had the hot hand, pouring in 16 points.

On Thursday, the Pirates lost to Buna JV 75-21 and Corrigan-Camden 67-55.

On Nov. 28, Shepherd overpowered Goodrich 104-17.

Scoring for the Pirates went smoothly, with 31 points coming in the first quarter, followed by, 28, 20 and 25.

Shepherd had 46 rebounds, 20 assists, 22 steals and 2 blocks, and finished the night with 64 percent field goal shooting and 55 percent 3-point shooting. They shot 67 percent at the line as part of the dominating play.

Nicholas Singletary posted 10 points, Joshua Stowe had 4, Braydon Matthews had 2, Braydon Mettlen had 20, Payton Burton had 17 points including three 3-three point shots, Rogelio Covarrubias had 5, Anthony Wallace had 2 points, Tristen Cullum posted 32 points with two treys, and Brayden White had 14 points.


The Trojans claimed the championship after going 4-1 at the Cotton Robinson Classic in Buna over the weekend.

On Nov. 30 the Trojans opened up pool play against Buna and won 49-38. Leading scorer was Jacorrion Jackson with 14 points, while Luke Moroe added 9 points and Joshua Brimsey scored 8. 

The second game was a 77-31 win over Bob Hope out of Port Arthur. Jackson again led the team with 12 points while Bryan Douglas added 10.

On Friday, Coldspring was downed by Woodville 51-36. Luke Monroe led the team with 17 points.

In the final game of pool play, Coldspring downed the Liberty Panthers 68-46. The Trojans were led by Javious Parker with 13 points and Joshua Brimsey with 11 points.

Moving to the gold bracket on Saturday, Coldspring posted a 71-49 win over Corrigan-Camden, led by Monroe with 18 points, while Eric Sykes added 13 points and Jacorrion Jackson added 10 points. 

In the championship game, the Trojans faced Woodville again, this time coming out on top and winning the tournament, 58-53.

Monroe led the way with 24 points and Eric Sykes came up with 19 points. 

Monroe was named the Tournament MVP while Eric Sykes and Bryan Douglas were selected to the All-Tournament Team.

On Nov. 28, the Trojans played at West Fork High School and won 78-50.

Monroe had 15 points, Bryan Douglas at 12 points, K.J. Harden had 11 points and Eric Sykes and Dacoryin Barnes both had 10 points. 

Coldspring is currently 8-1 on the season and was to travel to Livingston Tuesday and will also be competing this weekend at the Splendora Tournament.

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