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Basketball roundup: Strong defensive effort pushes Aubrey Lady Chaps by Era

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ERA — Aubrey used a strong defensive effort down the stretch in the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 51-46 victory against Era.

It was a back-and-forth battle throughout the game. Era led 9-7 after the first quarter before the Lady Chaps, now 13-5, took a 22-19 halftime advantage. The Lady Hornets battled back in the third quarter to pull into a 37-37 deadlock. But in the fourth quarter, behind the play of KathiMae Dow and Kaia Saylor, Aubrey outscored Era 14-9 to take the five-point win.

Dow finished with 20 points and Saylor had 16.

Aubrey will wrap up nondistrict play Friday night against McKinney Christian.

Aubrey 51, Era 46

Aubrey 7 15 15 14 51
Era 9 10 18 9 46

Aubrey (13-5) — KathiMae Dow 20, Kaia Saylor 16, Miranda Nowak 4, Gabi Grisso 3, Sadie Saxon 3, Kalysta Dehtan 2.

Lovejoy 40, Sanger 36

SANGER — Sanger suffered through a poor shooting night, and it proved costly in the second half as Lovejoy rallied to win.

The Lady Indians (16-4) held a 17-12 halftime advantage but were then outscored 28-19 in the second half as Sanger shot less than 40 percent from the field.

Chloe Malone led the scoring for Sanger with 13 points. Kim Lyne paced the Lady Leopards with 12 and Taylor Mixelsperger had 10.

Sanger is off until Dec. 28, when it plays in the Pilot Point Hoop Fest.

Lovejoy 40, Sanger 36

Lovejoy 7 5 13 15 40
Sanger 5 12 8 11 36

Lovejoy — Lyne 12, Meixelsperger 10, McFadden 6, Hanson 4, Brungardt 8

Sanger (16-4) — Allye Morrow 2, Kenzie Turkoly 4, Brooke Rollins 7, Chloe Malone 13, Maci Turkoly 2, Tatum Whitewood 4, Desi Gonzales 4

Frisco Lone Star 52, Argyle 45 (OT)

ARGYLE — Argyle used a fourth quarter rally to tie Frisco Lone Star and were held to a pair of free throws in overtime to lose.

Both teams entered the game with identical 15-2 records, but Lone Star jumped out to a 15-7 lead in the first quarter and led 24-16 at halftime. Argyle trailed 34-31 heading into the fourth before outscoring the visitors 12-9 in the final eight minutes to force overtime.

Lone Star's Mallory Adams and Adryana Quezada scored 47 of their teams points — Adams had a game-high 25 and Quezada had 22. Rhyle McKinney led Argyle with 15, and Sydney Standifer finished with 14.

Argyle is off until next Thursday when it opens play in the Fort Worth Whataburger Tournament.

Frisco Lone Star 52, Argyle 45 (OT)

Lone Star 15 9 10 9 9 52
Argyle 7 9 15 12 2 45

Frisco Lone Star (16-2) — Mallory Adams 25, Leah Harris 2, Kayla Richardson 3, Adryana Quezada 22

Home (15-3) — Rhyle McKinney 15, Kennedy Reaves 2, Brooklyn Carl 3, Morgan Yarbrough 9, Sydney Standifer 14, Leighton Eschle 2

Krum 44, Anna 24

ANNA — Rhett Robinson scored 21 points, and Krum improved to 10-7 on the season.

Krum secured the victory with a strong second half performance. The Lady Cats led 14-12 at halftime but then outscored Anna 30-12 in the final 16 minutes to claim the victory.

Cali Marquis added 10 points to Krum's final total.

Krum will be back in action Dec. 28 at the Burkburnett Tournament.

Krum 44, Anna 24

Krum 7 7 15 15 44
Anna 6 6 5 7 24

Krum (10-7) — Rhett Robinson 21, Cali Marquis 10, Jacey Oster 4, Olivia Kamesch 4, Ashleigh Wiley 3, Tori Hamilton 1, Kamryn Downhour 1

Anna — Mackey 10, Wolfe 5, Evans 4, Dombrowski 3, Pritchett 2

Boys
Ponder 69, Hillsboro 41

HILLSBORO — A 26-point performance from Tye Schluter led Ponder to an easy win

The Lions, now 15-4, found themselves trailing 20-17 after the first eight minutes but then outscored Hillsboro 52-21 over the final three quarters.

Ponder will take off for the holiday break before returning to play Dec. 28 at the Fort Worth Whataburger Tournament.

Ponder 69, Hillsboro 41

Ponder 17 25 15 12 69
Hillsboro 20 6 7 8 41

Ponder (15-4) — Rylan Waldo 6, Tye Schluter 26, Sam Hutcherson 4, Brock Anderson 8, Cameron Clark 5, Trent Akins 5, Dean Akins 9, Quinton Fossett 6

Hillsboro — Waldo 18, Dowell 5, Baxter 5, Pena 5, Hewitt 5, Miles 2, Fitch 2, Brown 2