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Eagles runner up in own tournament

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Centerville’s Taylor Barton (No. 23) puts up a shot against OakwoodCenterville’s Taylor Barton (No. 23) puts up a shot against Oakwood

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APPLE SPRINGS — The Eagles went 2-1 in its Holiday Hoops tournament over the weekend to claim second place.

In the first outing, Apple Springs downed Corrigan-Camden JV 62- 28. Zeth Dugat had the hot hand, pouring in 24 points. He was followed by Dakota Campbell with 11 points.

Then on Friday, the Eagles beat Chester 54-19. Dakota Campbell led the way with 18 points, and Caden Diaz helped with 15.

Apple Springs lost to Leggett 52-60 in the championship game.

The Eagles were able to get a 63-61 win against Blooming Grove on Nov. 28.

Zeth Dugat led scoring with 18 points, followed by Dakota Campbell with 13 and Ethan Randell with 12.


Tiger hoops finished 3-1 in tournament play this past weekend in Big Sandy, placing third overall.

Head Coach Jacoby Mitchell said the players are competing very hard and are starting to translate the things we do in practice into games.

The Tigers opened up on Thursday with a 49-44 win over Woden, and then followed up on Friday with a 45-37 win over Warren and a 52-22 loss to Big Sandy.

On Saturday, Trinity downed Lake Houston Homeschool 54-42.

Mitchell said tournament standouts include Terian Maxie, Chanston Holland, and Kaden Barnes, who set the tone in both ends of the floor all weekend; and seniors Bryan Crabtree, Cole Hortman and D.C. Cooper have provided great leadership for the Tigers.

On Nov. 28, Trinity lost to Pollock Central 49-36.


On Thursday, the Bulldogs opened play in the Apple Springs Holiday Hoop Tournament in a rematch against Oakwood. Centerville was down 7 points entering the fourth quarter and pulled off a 31-28 come-from-behind victory.

Iain Kendrick posted 13 points, 2 rebounds; Brayden Watson had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals; and Colton Brasuell had 5 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals.

On Friday, Centerville lost to Leggett 73-49.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs lost to Oakwood 53-48.

The offense was led by Iain Kendrick with 22 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Colton Brasuell with 13 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals; and Brayden Watson with 7 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals


The Indians went 1-3 in the Buffalo Bison Shootout over the weekend.

On Thursday, Groveton won over New Waverly 57-40, but lost to host Buffalo 48-32.

On Friday, the Indians fell to Crockett 62-41.

Then, on Saturday, Groveton lost to Robinson 54-33.

On Nov. 28, Groveton was downed by Buna 40-35.



The Lady Bulldogs posted a 61-28 loss to Oakwood on Nov 28.

The offense was led by Kate Rogers with 14 points, Taylor Barton with 8 points and Malacie Bolton with 5 points.


The Lady Tigers beat Latexo 54-24 on Nov. 28. Head Coach Ashley Sustaita said everyone played well in the win. 

Over the weekend, Trinity played in the Athens tournament against 4A-5A teams.

Sustaita said the team lost all games but played well. The Lady Tigers were downed 50-22 by Ennis, 52-23 by LaPoyner and 31-17 by Corsicana.


The Lady Indians claimed the consolation prize in the Slocum basketball tournament over the weekend.

On Thursday, Groveton played Troup and lost 41-23. Leading scorer was Kiki Smith with 9, followed by Anahi Hernandez with 6. Then against Gary, the team lost 46-38. Leading scorer again was Kiki Smith with 17, followed by Stormie Hensley with 6 and Lauren Moore with 5.

Friday, the Lady Indians defeated Mt. Enterprise 29-23. Smith was top performer with 16 points and 3 rebounds. Lauren Moore followed with 5 points.

On Saturday, Groveton over Garrison 52-50. Leading scorers were Kiki Smith with 24 points and 10 rebounds, Lauren Moore with 6 points and 3 rebounds, and Emma Alexander, Marie Gonzalez with 5 apiece.

On Nov. 28, Groveton lost 53-22 to Crockett. Kiki Smith led the team with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals. Laney Peterson was second leading scorer with 4 points and 5 rebounds. 

Apple Springs

At the Holiday Hoops Tournament at home, the Lady Eagles lost to Leggett 47-21 on Friday and to Oakwood 51-16 on Saturday.

On Nov. 28, Apple Springs lost to Corrigan-Camden 26-11. Top scorers were Addy Parker with 3 and Chloe Aycock, Lauren Langford and Jaycee Hildebrand with 2 apiece.

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