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Basketball roundup: Braswell, Lake Dallas take wins in Highway 5 Classic

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ANNA — The Braswell Bengals and Lake Dallas Falcons opened the Highway 5 Classic with impressive first-round victories Thursday. 

Braswell, behind the scoring of MJ Leslie, rolled to a 60-41 win over Aubrey, while Lake Dallas routed Pottsboro 66-37.

Leslie scored 23 points to lead a balanced Braswell attack that built a 12-point first-half lead and pulled away in the second half. The Bengals hit 10 3-pointers while Aubrey suffered through a poor shooting game, hitting less than 20 percent from the field. 

The Chaparrals are  8-2 for the season.

Matthew Edwards added 15 points to the Braswell total, while Hayden Smith led Aubrey with 15.

The Lake Dallas Falcons used a 36-point first half to quickly pull away from Pottsboro in the opening half.

Austin Shepard led the Lake Dallas attack with 15 points, Pat Richardson had 11 and Udo Onyekwere finished with 10.

The Falcons will face Sherman at noon today in the second round.

Braswell 60, Aubrey 41

Braswell 13 18 17 12 -- 60
Aubrey 8 11 12 10 -- 41

Braswell (6-5) -- David Robinson 3, MJ Leslie 23, Mark Kunz 6, Kameron Fricks 3, Mecca Hicks 6, Tariq Flemmings 4, Matthew Edwards 15

Aubrey (8-2) -- Kaleb Wright 9, Adrian Porter 3,Hayden Smith 15, Ram Sholina 2, Christian Porter 8, EthanWooley 3

Lake Dallas 66, Pottsboro 37

Pottsboro 8 10 7 12 -- 37
Lake Dallas 15 21 18 12 -- 66

Pottsboro -- Kai Barr 11, Daniel Arnold 8, Ethyn Snider 6, Hunter Hines 4, Blake Dyer 3, Jaxon Recer 3, Jake Williams 2

Lake Dallas (3-5)-- Austin Shepard 15, Pat Richardson 11, Udo Onyekwere 10, R.J. Eanes 8, Manny Arias 6, Manny Brown 6, Sean Woodson 4, Desmond Holmes 2, George Barnes 2, Jordan Smith 2

Colleyville Heritage tournament

COLLEYVILLE — The Ryan Raiders could not overcome a fourth-quarter offensive breakdown as they dropped a 64-54 decision to Everman in the first round of the Colleyville Heritage tournament.

Ryan led 51-50 heading to the fourth quarter but was outscored 14-3 in the final eight minutes.

Jay Wilson led the scoring for the Raiders with a game-high 24 points and Tashawn Banks added 13.

Ryan faces Buda Hays at 5 p.m. Friday.

Everman 64, Ryan 54

Ryan 19 15 17 3 -- 54
Everman 24 13 13 14 -- 64

Ryan -- Tre Evans  3, Tashawn Banks  13, Joe Dickenson  8, DeAngelo Williams  4, Jay Wilson  24, Luke Hill  2

Everman -- Brooks 10, Parks 7, Sexton 17, Little 10, Clark  8, Johnson  4, Dixon  8

Franklin tournament

FRANKLIN -- The Ponder Lions opened the Franklin tournament with a pair of impressive victories, knocking off Emory Rains 67-36 and routing Rockdale 78-51.

Tye Schluter drained eight 3s and finished with 28 points in the victory over Rockdale as Ponder built an 11-point first-quarter lead and led 42-23 at halftime. Brock Anderson added 18 points and Blake Gibson finished with 12 as Ponder improved to 11-2.

Against Rains, Ponder jumped out to a 24-4 first-quarter lead and extended the advantage to 36-12 at halftime.

Anderson led the scoring for the Lions with 18, Schluter had 11 and Rylan Waldo and Gibson had nine apiece.

Ponder will face Palestine Westwood today at noon.

Ponder 67, Emory Rains 36

Ponder 24 12 19 12 -- 67
Emory Rains 4 8 16 8 -- 36

Ponder (10-2) -- Rylan Waldo 9, Blake Gibson 9, Tye Schluter 11, Noah Bean 2, Sam Hutcherson 9, Brock Anderson 18, Cameron Clark 3, Quinton Fossett 6

Ponder 78, Rockdale 51

Ponder 21 21 23 13 -- 78
Rockdale 10 13 17 11 -- 51

Ponder -- Rylan Waldo 8, Blake Gibson 12, Tye Schluter 28, Noah Bean 3, Sam Hutcherson 2, Brock Anderson 18, Cameron Clark 4, Quinton Fossett

Houston Cypress tournament

HOUSTON -- The Guyer Wildcats ran their season record to 12-0 and put on an impressive performance in the opening round of the Houston Cypress tournament, routing Cypress Woods 83-48.

The final overcome was never in doubt as the Wildcats jumped out to a 19-9 first quarter lead and held a 47-24 margin at halftime before outscoring Woods 36-24 in the second half.

Brandon Bird scored a game-high 19 to pace the Wildcats while Jalen Wilson had 14, JaKobe Coles finished with 13 and De'Vion Harmon and Grayson Carter had 11 each.

Guyer 83, Cypress Woods 48

Guyer 19 28 23 13 -- 83
Cypress Woods 9 15 10 14 -- 48

Guyer (12-0) -- Brandon Bird 19, Le'tre Darthard 6, Jalen Wilson 14, De'Vion Harmon 11, Cadon Hill 2, Gregg Willis 4, Ty McGhie 4, JaKobe Coles 13, Grayson Carter 11

Cypress Woods -- Kiev Vitatoe 4, Brock Stanton 5, Garry Grace 8, trevor Passmore 9, Jarrid Smith 4, Jae Brown 2, Tony Spears 6, Brock Gunderson 4

Girls

Era tournament

ERA — Despite some offensive struggles, the Aubrey Lady Chaparrals were able to break open a tight game in the second quarter and roll to a 48-32 win over Gainesville in the opening round of the Era tournament.

Tied at 9 after the first quarter, the Lady Chaps (9-4) outscored Gainesville 39-23 over the final three quarters to secure the victory.

Kathimae Dow, with 17 points, and Kaia Saylor with 16 paced the scoring for Aubrey, which will face Boyd in the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. today.

Aubrey 48, Gainesville 32

Aubrey 9 14 14 11 -- 48
Gainesville 9 5 14 4 -- 32

Aubrey (9-4) -- Kathimae Dow 17, Kaia Saylor 16, Miranda Nowak 7, Kalysta Dehtan 4, Wylie Dyer 2, Gabi Grisso 2

Princeton tournament

PRINCETON — Rhett Robinson poured in 20 points and the Krum Lady Cats moved into the second round of the Princeton tournament with a 51-28 victory over the Everman Lady Bulldogs.

Krum (6-6) jumped out to a 14-3 first-quarter lead and held a 26-14 advantage at halftime.

Robinson was the lone Lady Cat in double figures, while Ashleigh Wiley, Tori Hamilton, Cali Marquis and Kiley Jo Noday had six points apiece.

Krum 51, North Forney 28

Krum 14 12 13 12 -- 51
North Forney 3 11 5 9 -- 28

Krum (6-6) -- Rhett Robinson 20, Ashleigh Wiley 6, Tori Hamilton 6, Cali Marquis 6, Kiley Jo Noday 6, Briley Simmons 4, Olivia Kamesch 2, Savana Reneau 1

North Forney -- Murrell 11, Brock 5, Burrel 4, Durrie 4, Chambers 3, Smith 1.