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Basketball roundup: Guyer whips North Crowley in Whataburger Tournament

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HALTOM CITY — Guyer thumped North Crowley 69-46 on Friday to advance to the consolation semifinals of Orange bracket play in the Whataburger Tournament.

Josh Jordan led the Wildcats (8-5) with 18 points, and Kason Kilgore and Gordon Hill scored 10 apiece.

Guyer will face Richardson Berkner at 8 a.m. today.


Ponder drops two

SAGINAW — The Ponder Lions lost to Frisco Lone Star 69-67 and Pollock Central 67-59 in Blue bracket action of the Whataburger Tournament.

In the first game, which the Lions led 56-50 heading into the final quarter, Brady Anderson missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer that would have won the game for the Lions. Clay Morgan finished with a career-high 35 points and added 12 rebounds while Chase Harris netted 15 points.

Against Central, Anderson hit four 3-pointers to lead Ponder with 14 points in the loss. Chase Harris added 12 points and Morgan and Cameron Sallee each tallied 10 points.

The Lions play again at 10 this morning.


The Colony tournament

THE COLONY — The Ryan boys struggled offensively in a 52-32 loss to Richardson Pearce, then fell 71-65 in overtime to Irving MacArthur on the opening day of The Colony tournament.

Ibrahim Logan was the only double-digit scorer for the Raiders (5-7) against Pearce, finishing with a game-high 15 points. He also had a game-best 22 in Ryan’s second loss, while Xavier Gray added 14 points.

The Raiders will play again at 9:30 a.m. today.


Aubrey 78, New Summerfield 62

ALLEN — Aubrey rebounded from two losses on the opening day of the In-N-Out Burger Allen Holiday Invitational with a win over New Summerfield.

Aubrey’s Michael Page had a team-high 17 points, one of five Chaparrals (8-7) to score at least 10 points. Drew Davis added 12 points and nine rebounds, while Cole Cannon chipped in with 11 points and four assists.



Whataburger Tournament

SAGINAW — Argyle defeated Dallas Life-Oak Cliff 51-35 and Crawford 63-24 to advance to the championship game of the Whataburger Tournament.

Vivian Gray, Delaney Sain and Jesse Sheridan each posted 11 points in the first win, while Olivia Gray pitched in with 10 points. In the second game, Gray had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Sain scored 15 points, and Sheridan added eight points and six assists.

The Lady Eagles (18-1) will play at 6:30 tonight.


KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Liberty Christian girls defeated Langley (Va.) 66-49 but fell to Austintown-Fitch (Ohio) 51-48 on the opening day of the KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament, held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Against Langley, the Lady Warriors (13-4) won handily, leading by 24 at halftime. Rachel Rainwater, Hannah Hand and Alexis Abbott each scored 15 points for Liberty, while Rebekah Hand added 13.

In its second game, Liberty held a 15-point advantage at the break but was outscored 32-14 in the second half. Rebekah Hand led the team with 16 points. Rainwater netted 11 and Hannah Hand had 10.

The Lady Warriors will face Johnson City (Tenn.) Science Hill at 1:15 p.m. today.


Aubrey 50, Ponder 31

GAINESVILLE — Just three players scored more than three points for Aubrey, but it was enough to overcome Ponder and secure a spot in the NCTC Holiday Classic final.

Kendyl Wright led the Lady Chaps (10-7) with 19 points.

Two Aubrey players were selected for the tournament’s all-academic team — Taylor Gardiner and Shelby Saxon.

For the Lady Lions, Shelby Melvin had a team-high six points.

Aubrey will play Era at 6 p.m. today for the Classic championship, while Ponder will face Fort Worth Trinity Valley.


Prosper tournament

PROSPER — Krum dropped a 45-44 decision to Garland Naaman Forest before defeating Lake Dallas 47-36 in the Prosper tournament.

Kylee Myers had 12 points for the Lady Cats (11-9) in the defeat, while Haley Lewis led all players with 16 points in the win.

Ashley Hayes scored 15 points for the Lady Falcons.