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December 19, 2012

High School Basketball Roundup, Dec. 19, 2012

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PALESTINE — CAYUGA 73, Rusk 45

Cayuga High School boys won its second game of the day Friday during the Central Heights basketball tournament.

Cayuga took the lead in the first quarter with a 23-2 score, ending with a 73-45 victory.

Cayuga’s Chandler Rigdon scored 21 points, Preston Anderson added 19 and Deon Shofner added 16.

Rigdon and Anderson both had two 3-pointers, and Trey Howard and Braden Walthall each contributed one.

GRAPELAND 49, Westwood 41

Visitor Grapeland High School defeated home team Westwood 49-41 Friday.

At the half, Westwood trailed by only one point with a 23-22 score but in the third quarter Grapeland moved forward with a 37-23 lead that they kept throughout the rest of the game.

Westwood’s Jacobi Newton scored 14 points, with J.J. Turner adding five and Dra Ross and L.J. Hutchinson bringing in six each.

SLOCUM 174, Chireno 165

In a high-scoring game Friday, the Slocum Mustangs defeated Chireno 174-165 at Slocum High School.

The score was tied 53-53 at the half with Slocum’s three points at the end of the third quarter at 106-103. Slocum pulled ahead another nine points in the final quarter for the victory.

Slocum’s Jason Neal made 26 points, with McDonald adding 13 and Nathan Edwards adding 11.

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