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February 11, 2013

H.S. Basketball: Palestine gets past Central in bi-district round


RUSK — SLOCUM 52, Lovelady 35

For the second-straight matchup, the eighth-ranked Slocum girls’ basketball team was too much for rival Lovelady.

The Lady Mustangs eased to a 52-35 win over the 16th-ranked Lady Lions Saturday to earn the District 20-A, Division I title.

With its win in the tiebreaker game, Slocum earns a first round bye in the playoffs, and also ends Lovelady’s run of six-straight district championships.

Kelsee Webb led Slocum with 15 points, while Landry Lane had 12 and Valerie Larkin added 11.

The Lady Mustangs (29-2) await the winner of the Harleton/Wortham bi-district matchup in the area round.


CAYUGA 107, Dawson 23

For the second-straight year, the Cayuga boys’ basketball team’s seniors don’t know what it’s like to drop a district game.

The fifth-ranked Wildcats followed up Friday’s dramatic win over Kerens with an easy, 107-23 rout of Dawson Monday, to finish the 18-A, Division I season a perfect 10-0.

Deon Shofner outscored Dawson on his own, finishing with 29 points, while fellow senior Preston Anderson came close, finishing with 22.

Brayden Walthall added 18 in the win, while both Chandler Rigdon and Colton Harrell pitched in 11.

As the district champions, Cayuga (24-6, 10-0) won’t open the playoffs until Feb. 21 at the earliest, in the area round.

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