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Basketball roundup: Lady Indians start fast with two wins in Pilot Point

PILOT POINT — The Sanger Lady Indians continued their hot start to the season with back-to-back wins in the Pilot Point Hoop Fest on Thursday afternoon, knocking off Gunter 59-15 in dominant fashion before edging Burleson 44-39.

Sanger held Gunter to a scoreless first quarter and allowed just 15 points throughout the game in a commanding defensive performance. Maci Turkoly led all scorers with 15 points in the win.

The Lady Indians found themselves in a much tighter game against Burleson, but used clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to hang on. Allye Morrow shot 6-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter and led the way with 14 points.

Sanger improved to 18-4 and will continue tournament play Friday.

Sanger 59, Gunter 15

Sanger 23 10 17 9 -- 59
Gunter 0 7 6 2 -- 15

Sanger (17-4) -- Morrow 4, K. Turkoly 6, B. Rollins 10, A. Odom 2, Malone 3, M. Turkoly 15, Moore 3, Kenning 6, Whitewood 6, Gonzalez 4.

Sanger 44, Burleson 39

Sanger 14 8 11 11 -- 44
Burleson 14 11 8 6 -- 39

Sanger (18-4) -- Morrow 14, K. Turkoly 2, B. Rollins 9, Malone 5, M. Turkoly 11, Whitewood 3.

Keller Central tournament

KELLER — Denton stormed out of the gates and used a high-scoring first quarter to knock off Southlake Carroll 50-37 in the Keller Central tournament.

The Lady Broncos outscored Carroll 21-5 in the first to spark the victory, as four players scored in double digits. Taylor Pierce and Jamie Means led the way with 11 points apiece while Alex Bradley and Kylie Scott each scored 10.

Denton improved to 9-11 and will continue tournament play today.

Denton 50, Southlake Carroll 37

Denton 21 11 12 6 -- 50
Southlake Carroll 5 16 10 6 -- 37

Denton (9-11) -- Melissa Rwehumbiza 4, Kylie Scott 10, Taylor Pierce 11, Taylor Howell 2, Madison Pritchard 2, Jamie Means 11, Alex Bradley 10.

Southlake Carroll -- Anna Gilliatt 2, Kayla Colan 2, Caitlyn DeNicola 3, Abby Zeitsiff 15, Jillian Sowell 5, Jordyn Sowell 2, Lydia Dillhardt 4, Brittany Flexer 4.

Burkburnett tournament

BURKBURNETT — After dominating Benjamin 56-20 to open the Burkburnett tournament, the Krum Lady Bobcats knocked off Paradise 55-47 to round out a successful opening day.

Rhett Robinson led Krum with 16 points in the win over Benjamin while Tori Hamilton added 14. It was an impressive defensive effort, as the Lady Bobcats held Benjamin to 20 points, including a two-point third quarter.

Robinson again starred in the Paradise win, tallying a game-high 19 points as she was the only Krum player to score in double digits. The Lady Bobcats overcame a big fourth quarter from Paradise.

Krum is 12-8 and returns to tournament play today.

Krum 56, Benjamin 20

Krum 15 17 15 9 -- 56
Benjamin 7 6 2 5 -- 20

Krum (11-8) -- Rhett Robinson 16, Tori Hamilton 14, Olivia Kamesch 9, Ashleigh Wiley 5, Kiley Jo Noday 4, Cali Marquis 3, Briley Simmons 3, Savana Reneau 2.

Benjamin -- Jones 6, Flowers 6, Suer 4, T. Flowers 4.

Krum 55, Paradise 47

Krum 12 12 18 13 -- 55
Paradise 7 8 12 20 -- 47

Krum (12-8) -- Rhett Robinson 19, Cali Marquis 8, Ashleigh Wiley 8, Kimberlee Barrington 4, Savana Reneau 4, Olivia Kamesch 4, Jacey Oster 3, Tori Hamilton 3, Briley Simmons 2.

Paradise -- Mitschke 15, Rogers 11, Pearson 9, Candioto 4, Tipton 3, Martin 3, Anthony 2.

Whataburger Tournament

SAGINAW — Argyle used a big second half to fuel a 71-44 win over Kennedale in the first round of the Whataburger Tournament.

The Lady Eagles outscored Kennedale 39-18 in the final two quarters, led by a big game from Rhyle McKinney and Sydney Standifer, who each finished with 22 points.

Argyle moved to 16-4 and will play Tuscola Jim Ned at noon today.

Argyle 71, Kennedale 44

Argyle 19 13 19 20 -- 71
Kennedale 13 13 10 8 -- 44

Argyle (16-4) -- Rhyle McKinney 22, Kennedy Reaves 9, Brooklyn Carl 3, Maggie Adams 7, Morgan Yarbrough 2, Sydney Standifer 22, Grace Freeman 4, Gabby Standifer 2.

Kennedale -- Smith-Knox 14, Cotto 3, Briscoe 8, Daniels 17, Warren 2.

Boys
Whataburger Tournament

The No. 1 Guyer Wildcats continued their early-season dominance with a 91-52 win over Richardson Pearce in the opening round of the Whataburger Tournament.

Jalen Wilson scored 18 points to lead Guyer while Grayson Carter and JaKobe Coles scored 17 apiece. Guyer jumped out to an 18-11 lead in the first quarter and went on to outscore Pearce 50-24 over the second and third to blow the game open.

The effort gives the Wildcats their 20th win, and the team will take on No. 4 San Antonio Wagner at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Guyer defeated Wagner 78-76 on Dec. 8.

Ponder held off a dramatic fourth-quarter rally from Nazareth to take a 65-61 win in the first round.

Dean Akins (17 points), Rylan Waldo (15) and Tye Schluter (15) led the way for the Lions.

Ponder will take on Peaster at 11 a.m. today.

Guyer 91, Richardson Pearce 52

Guyer 18 26 24 23 -- 91
Richardson Pearce 11 12 12 17 -- 52

No. 1 Guyer (20-0) -- Jalen Wilson 18, Grayson Carter 17, JaKobe Coles 17, De'Vion Harmon 11, Le'tre Darthard 2, Chris Craig 6, Ty Mcghie 6, Brandon Bird 4, Kaedric Cobbs 2, CJ Colley 3, Calvin Phillips 5.

Richardson Pearce -- D. Timme 27, C. Owens 5, M. Alford 2, B. Brown 11, S. Hopkins 5, B. Johnson 2.

Ponder 65, Nazareth 61

Ponder 16 16 10 23 -- 65
Nazareth 10 8 12 31 -- 61

Ponder -- Rylan Waldo 15, Blake Gibson 8, Tye Schluter 15, Sam Hutcherson 4, Trent Akins 6, Dean Akins 17.

Nazareth -- Van Dijk 15, Tristan McLain 6, S. Gerber 11, Schulte 3, J. Gerber 22, Tryatan McLain 4.

Carrollton Newman Smith Shootout

CARROLLTON — After Mesquite Horn used a big third quarter to take a one-point lead into the fourth, Ryan fought back behind the play of Gabe Douglas and Jay Wilson to take a 43-41 victory.

Douglas and Wilson led all scorers with 13 points apiece to guide Ryan to the win in the Jason Maxiell Carrollton Newman Smith Shootout. The Raiders outscored Horn 13-10 in the final quarter.

Ryan will take on Azle at 11:30 a.m. today.

Ryan 43, Mesquite Horn 41

Ryan 7 11 12 13 -- 43
Mesquite Horn 7 6 18 10 -- 41

Ryan -- Gabe Douglas 13, Spencer Sanders 2, Josh King-Walker 4, Tashawn Banks 4, Stanley Nwosu 5, Joe Dickenson 2, Jay Wilson 13.

Mesquite Horn -- Grant 2, Harris 10, Caldwell 2, Etier 10, Harston 7, Harris Jr. 3, Brown 3, Aymond 2, Minuette 2.

Bridgeport tournament

BRIDGEPORT — Aubrey had a tough opening day at the Bridgeport tournament with four players missing for various reasons. The Chaparrals fell to Joshua 64-41 before losing a 52-50 heartbreaker to Bridgeport in overtime.

Hayden Smith led the way with 18 points against Joshua, but Aubrey had just four scorers while Joshua had eight players score in the win.

In their second game of the day, the Chaparrals fought from a five-point deficit with less than a minute left in overtime as Kaleb Wright hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with just seconds remaining. Bridgeport then converted a shot on the other end, giving the Bulls a two-point win.

Aubrey fell to 14-5 and will return to action at 9 a.m. today against Lake Worth.

Joshua 64, Aubrey 41

Joshua 15 17 17 13 -- 64
Aubrey 6 17 7 11 -- 41

Joshua -- Michael Ayers 15, Mason Farlet 14, Robert Pesqueda 14, Will Boyd 8, Austin Olivas 5, Gabe Gerhardt 3, Taylor Stone 3, Collin Carroll 2.

Aubrey (14-4) -- Hayden Smith 18, Jayden Hollis 11, Cade McCutcheon 10, Austin Carter 2.

Bridgeport 52, Aubrey 50 (OT)

Aubrey 10 10 10 17 5 50
Bridgeport 14 9 10 12 7 52

Aubrey (14-5) -- Cade McCutcheon 16, Kaleb Wright 14, Hayden Smith 10, Jayden Hollis 6, Ram Shovlin 4.

NCTC Holiday Classic 

GAINESVILLE — Sanger jumped out to a comfortable first-quarter lead before blowing things open in the second quarter en route to a 64-18 win over Callisburg in the first round of the NCTC Holiday Classic.

The Indians held Callisburg scoreless in the second quarter and followed the lead of Jordan Williams (12 points) and Payten Vidourek (10) offensively.

Sanger returns to tournament action today.

Sanger 64, Callisburg 18

Sanger 14 19 18 13 -- 64
Callisburg 6 0 7 5 -- 18

Sanger -- Hank Lemons 6, Landon Ceballos 6, Tre Peoples 8, CJ Jackson 7, Jordan Williams 12, Dabira Ogunwuyi 3, Zach Cochran 2, Payten Vidourek 10, Mickey Sykes 2, Trey Henderson 5, Cam Cockrell 3.