Area Basketball Roundup (Feb. 7, 2020)
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The Lindsay Knights stayed unbeaten in District 12-2A play and clinched a playoff berth with a 69-35 win over the Sam Rayburn Rebels Friday.
Lindsay rushed out to a 16-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and was up 36-15 by halftime. The Knights held Sam Rayburn to just 29 percent shooting from the field and forced 24 turnovers. Lindsay also dominated inside, outscoring the Rebels 28-8 in the paint.
Cayden Rains and Tyler Yancey led Lindsay with 11 points each, Seth Foster added 10, Andrew Schully had 9, Jack Popp scored 8, Zane Hughes had 6, Nash Dieter and Clinton Wallace each added 4, and Braxton Craigie and Jake Metzler both scored 3.
Lindsay is 7-0 in district, two games ahead of second-place Tom Bean.
The Muenster Hornets had no trouble with Chico Friday, winning 50-11 on their home floor.
Muenster led 18-0 after one period and 27-2 at halftime.
Major Eldridge led the way with 20 points, Danny Luttmer and Bryson Culwell each added 9, Garrett Hess had 7 and Grant Hess scored 5.
The win clinches a playoff berth for Muenster and runs their district winning streak to 70 in a row.
The Gainesville Leopards went toe-to-toe with the top team in the district Friday, but eventually fell to Celina 63-40.
Gainesville only trailed by 3 (12-9) at the end of the first quarter. It was a 10-point game at halftime before the Bobcats started to pull away.
Traylen Shinault led the Leopards in scoring with 14 points with Caleb McKinney following behind with 11. The Leopards will take on Sanger at home Tuesday night for Senior Night at 7:30 p.m.
A strong third quarter got Gainesville back into the game, but they couldn't overcome a 12-point halftime deficit in a 50-39 loss to Celina.
Gainesville trailed 28-16 at halftime, but outscored the Lady Cats 16-10 in the third period to get back in the game.
Aaliyah Harrison led the Lady Leopards with 16 points, while Myricle Davis added 12.
The Muenster Lady Hornets finished the regular season with a 60-16 win over the Chico Lady Dragons Friday.
Muenster (29-4 overall, 7-1 district) can do no worse than a tie for the district championship. If Era defeats Poolville Tuesday, then Era and Muenster would have a one-game playoff for the district title on Friday.