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Laney Peterson (No. 12) looks to shoot through the crowd. Laney Peterson (No. 12) looks to shoot through the crowd.

TCNS staff

GROVETON — The Lady Indians lost two tilts last week, falling 61-37 to Grapeland in the district opener on Friday and 42-28 to Big Sandy on Jan. 2.

Against Grapeland, leading scorers were Laney Peterson and Kiki Smith, both with 13 apiece. Laney had 9 rebounds followed by Kiki Smith with 7. Kayleigh Albus finished with 6 points and 7 rebounds.

Against Big Sandy, scoring was led by Kiki Smith with 13 points and 7 rebounds, Laney Peterson had 11 points and went 7-7 from the free throw line, and Emma Alexander had 4 points to round it out.


Low shooting percentages and turnovers led the Lady Tigers to a 67-18 loss to Anderson-Shiro on Friday.


The Lady Bulldogs lost two games to open the new year, falling to Martinsville 54-6 on Jan. 2 and losing to Wells 54-13 on Friday.

Against Martinsville, top scorers were Taylor Barton with 4 points and Malacie Bolton with 2 points.

Against Wells, top scorers were Taylor Barton and Kate Rogers with 6 points apiece.



The Bulldogs lost two games to open the year — a 93-44 loss to Martinsville on Jan. 2 and an 85-59 loss to Wells on Friday.

Top producers against Martinsville were Iain Kendrick were 28 points, 1 rebound and 3 assists, and Colton Brasuell with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Against Wells, top producers were Colton Brasuell with 30 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists; Iain Kendrick with 25 points, 2 rebounds; Ty Havard with 4 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist; and Landon Teeters with 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal.

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On Jan. 2, the Eagles were downed by Laneville 30-55.

Head Coach Jeffrey Browning said the team didn’t shoot well and scored its lowest point total of the season.

Top producers include Dakota Campbell with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal; Caden Diaz with 6 points and 2 rebounds; Zeth Dugat with 5 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists; Ethan Randell with 4 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals; and Dilyn Baird with 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal.

On Friday against Slocum, the Eagles posted a 69-64 win behind a field goal percentage of 63.

Browning said it was an overall shootout of a game, with big games from Dakota Campbell, Zeth Dugat and Caden Diaz.

Top scorers include Dakota Campbell with 24 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals; Zeth Dugat with 21 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals; Caden Diaz with 11 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals; Ethan Randell with 8 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks; and Ryan Phillips with 5 points and 1 rebound.


The Tigers ended up losing a close one in overtime to Anderson-Shiro 60-55.

Head Coach Jacoby Mitchell said the team made a late push to send it to overtime, but in the extra period the Owls hit big shots while the Tigers could not convert on offense as well as finish defensive possessions with a rebound. 

He said the loss pushes Trinity to 0-3 in district, but they are still optimistic as the district season kicks into full swing.

Standouts from Friday night’s game were Ayden Debose with 20 points, followed by Cole Hortman with 13 points and D.C. Cooper, who led the team in rebounds.


The Indians were edged out 60-57 by Jasper on Jan. 2.

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