The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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February 4, 2013

H.S. Basketball: Westwood boys beat Crockett in thriller Friday


Mexia 62, PALESTINE 46

The Palestine boys’ basketball team fell to Mexia on the road Friday, 62-46.

That loss drops the Wildcats to 10-15 overall and 3-3 in district play with two games remaining. Palestine still holds its playoff fate in its hands, and can clinch a spot by either winning out or by beating Rusk in the season-finale, as long as Rusk falls to Mexia and Fairfield.

Shumauri Scott had 12 points to lead Palestine Friday, while Ben Luckett added 11. Sheldon Watson had six and Gee Clark five in the loss.

Palestine hosts district-leading and state-ranked Fairfield today, with games beginning at 5 p.m.

CAYUGA 95, Cross Roads 36

The sixth-ranked Cayuga boys’ basketball team continued its roll through District 18-A, Division I, routing Cross Roads 95-36 Friday.

Preston Anderson led Cayuga with 29 points, while Chandler Rigdon had 19 and Patrick Boxie added 12.

Deon Shofner had nine in the victory for Cayuga (21-6, 7-0), which hosts Wortham tonight in the Wildcats home finale. Games begin with girls’ action at 4 p.m.

SLOCUM 45, Leon 37

The Slocum boys’ basketball team led from beginning to end, holding off Leon, 45-37, Friday to keep playoff hopes alive.

Nathan Edwards had 15 to lead the Mustangs, while Jason Neal added 14 and Conor Dickson had 10.

Slocum travels to district-leading and third-ranked Grapeland today. Games begin with girls’ action at 4 p.m.


Crockett 46, WESTWOOD 27

The Westwood girls basketball team hit a roadblock Friday, falling to first-place Crockett, 46-27.

But, the Lady Panthers still find themselves in a good position to make the playoffs. Westwood and Woden are currently tied for third in 19-2A at 7-4. The Lady Panthers host Garrison today, while Woden plays Crockett.

A Westwood win and Woden loss clinches the playoff spot for the Lady Panthers.

Both Natali Muniz and Marialle Boles had nine points to lead Westwood in the loss to Crockett, with Boles pulling down a team-high 12 rebounds.

Mi’Kayla Benson added foru points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Games today begin at 5 p.m.

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