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groveton 14(Above) Isavel Bautista goes in for the layup. (Right) Tatum Porter shoots over a crowd. Photos by Brian BeschTCNS staff

The Trinity Tigers went 2-2 in the Big Sandy tournament, beating Groveton and Walder. 

Standouts were Terius Maxie, who averaged 22 points and 16 rebounds during the tournament. 

Cole Hortman and Tristian Martinez both averaged 7 points and 2 steals per game during as well. 

Apple Springs

APPLE SPRINGS — The Eagles went 1-2 in its own tournament over the weekend, losing to 70-18 on Friday. 


APPLE SPRINGS — The Apple Springs tournament proved to be a learning experience for the Bulldogs, who lost to Zavalla 37-23. 

Senior Logan Whittlesey led scoring with 10 points. 

Later that day, Chester downed Centerville 45-43 in a game that went to the buzzer.

Head Coach Geoffrey Hollis said it was the team’s best effort of the year, but going 8/27 from the free-throw line came back to bite us in the end. 

Whittlesey led the way with 18 points, and freshman Brayden Watson added 10 points. 

On Friday, Centerville came back to defeat Grapelands JV B team 37-15. 

Whittlesey scored a season-high 20 points in less than 10 minutes of playing time, while Watson added 8 points. 

Hollis said the team is headed in the right direction. 

“We didn’t get the outcomes we desired but we had a lot more positives this weekend than previous games,” he said. “We are continuing to work hard to get better every day.”

On Nov. 30, Centerville lost to Colmesneil 59-39. 

Hollis said it was a close back and forth game the entire game until the last couple of minutes of the game. 

Junior Ayden Self had 11 points and Whittlesey contributed 10 points. 


The Indians lost to Coldspring 99-13 during the Big Sandy Tournament.

Groveton | Girls

The Lady Indians were edged out by Onalaska 42-41 on Nov. 23

Kiki Smith had 13 points and 12 Rebounds, Tatum Porter had 13 points and 9 rebounds, Bre McQueen had 6 points and Lexia Blanks added 5.

Isavel Bautista had 7 rebounds, and Lexia Blanks had 4 assists.

Groveton defeated Alto 34-28 on Nov. 30.

McQueen had 13 points and 7 rebounds, Kiki Smith had 8 points and 5 steals, Maddy Thomas had 6 points and Ingrid Gonzales had 4 points.

Hannah Spurgeon had 4 rebounds.


Head Coach Yaya Curry said the Lady Tigers played in a 5A-6A tournament, and it was a tough weekend. 

Trinity lost to Cleveland 55-24, lost to Crockett 45-35, lost to La Porte 67-23, lost to Navasota 54-31, and lost to Lumberton 35-23

“Although we did not come out on top in any games, we had tough competition that has prepared us for the start of district,” Curry said. “Our goal as a team is to finish at the top of our district.”

Apple Springs

The Lady Eagles lost to Chester 49-11 on Nov. 3.

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