The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

January 15, 2013

H.S. Basketball: Elkhart picks up huge win over Central Heights

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— The Elkhart boys’ basketball team notched another big win on its home floor Tuesday, squeaking by visiting Central Heights, 57-54, to move to 4-1 in District 19-2A.

The Elks got big nights Luke Hollingsworth, who had 21 points, and Cole Bridges, who scored 20, 18 of them coming off of three-point shots.

Elkhart (10-10, 4-1) also got nine points from Jacob Cheatham. The Elks face another tough test Friday, when they hit the road to take on Crockett, who’s only loss in district is to unbeaten Westwood, just like Elkhart.

Games begin Friday at 4 p.m.


OAKWOOD 51, Kennard 43

The eighth-ranked Oakwood boys’ basketball team picked up huge win Tuesday, topping 14th-ranked Kennard, 51-43, to move to 4-1 in district play.

The win sets up another huge game for the Panthers (11-5, 4-1) Friday, when they host Chireno in a battle for first place in the district.

Games Friday begin at 6 p.m. with varsity girls action, with boys action to follow.


CAYUGA 93, Cross Roads 31

Through two games, it looks as if the Cayuga boys’ basketball team may have trouble finding competition during district play.

The sixth-ranked Wildcats topped Cross Roads 93-31 Tuesday, less than a week after routing Hubbard, 117-51, to open league play.

Preston Anderson led a balanced Cayuga attack with 19 points, one of four Wildcats with at least 13.

Deon Shofner had 18 and Chandler Rigdon added 17 in the victory for Cayuga (16-6, 2-0), which also got 13 from Wesley Rigdon.

The Wildcats hit the road Friday when they travel to Wortham. Games begin at 4 p.m.



CAYUGA 69, Cross Roads 30

Madison Spears had 24 points as the Cayuga girls’ basketball team easily topped Cross Roads, 69-30, Tuesday.

Madyson Gunnels added 12 points for Cayuga in the blowout win, while Molly Griffey had 11 points and five steals.

Danielle Anderson had nine points, nine rebounds and five blocks for the Ladycats, who also got eight points from Kylee Cross and five from Tiffany Gray.

The win moves Cayuga to 3-1 in district play, as the Ladycats wrap up the first round of district games Friday when they travel to Wortham. Games begin at 4 p.m.


SLOCUM 68, Leon 50

For the first few minutes, it appeared as if the seventh-ranked Slocum girls’ basketball team would have its hands full with Leon.

Then, Valerie Larkin and Landry Lane took over.

The duo combined for 20 first quarter points, spearing a rally that saw Slocum go from down 10-3 early in the first to up 23-13 at the end of the frame. From there, the Lady Mustangs didn’t look back.

Larkin finished with a game-high 31 points for the Lady Mustangs, while Lane finished with 20 — all coming in the first half.

The Lady Mustangs host rival Grapeland Friday, with games beginning at 4 p.m.