Updated: Jan 23, 2020
Valley View 57
Tom Bean 52
Bryan Avalos scored 25 points and Valley View rallied from a 6-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat the Tom Bean Tom Cats 57-52 Tuesday in a District 12-2A matchup.
Tom Bean led 21-20 at halftime and pushed their lead to 6 early in the third before Valley View came back.
The Tom Cats were down by 3 and had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but their shot didn't go and Avalos sealed the game at the free-throw line.
Clint Epperson added 9 points for Valley View, Ed Rico had 8, River Callihan and Colby Lewis each scored 5, Cameron Byrom had 3 and Dillon Hodge added 2.
Sam Rayburn 27
The Lindsay Knights outscored Sam Rayburn 17-2 in the second quarter and came away with an easy 67-27 win over the Rebels Tuesday.
Lindsay's defense held the Rebels to just 10 made shots in the game. Sam Rayburn was 10 of 49 from the field including 5 of 27 on 3-pointers.
Lindsay, meanwhile, made 11 3-pointers as three players scored in double figures.
Braxton Craigie had 14 points, Andrew Schully and Tyler Yancey each added 10, Colton Rains and Clinton Wallace both scored 8, Jack Popp added 5, and Jake Metzler and Zane Hughes each had 3.
The Muenster Hornets ran their district winning streak to 66 in a row with an easy 54-6 win over the Chico Dragons Tuesday.
Muenster had a 32-2 lead at halftime and did not allow a point in either the second or fourth periods.
Danny Luttmer had 17 points, while Major Eldridge and Bryson Culwell each added 11.
Muenster (15-2 overall, 2-0 district) remains ranked No. 6 in the state in Class 2A this week.
Gainesville vs. Celina (ppd)
The Gainesville vs. Celina boys basketball game was called in the third quarter after a benches-clearing fight took place on the court amongst players.
Celina, who is ranked No. 18 in the state in Class 4A, had a lead at the time.
Wednesday, the Gainesville ISD made an official statement.
"On January 21, 2020, there was an incident between players at the Gainesville/Celina varsity boys’ basketball game at Gainesville High School. Emotions were high, and during the 3rd quarter an altercation ensued on the court. Any and all punishment received by the GHS athletes involved will be in accordance with the GISD Athletic Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct. Celina was in the lead at the time of the incident and therefore is declared the game winner. The remaining games will be played as scheduled. The District 9-4A executive committee will not meet regarding this incident."
Valley View 60
Tom Bean 41
The Valley View Lady Eagles got 27 points from Jasmyn Studamire and cruised to a 60-41 win over Tom Bean Tuesday in a District 12-2A matchup.
Studamire scored the first 11 points for her team. The Lady Eagles only led 26-20 at halftime, but outscored the Lady Cats 34-21 after halftime.
Jade Studamire added 14 points, Dailee Elvington scored 5, Mia Sutherland and Lynzee Rollins each had 4, and Augie Reding and Hannah Kirkpatrick both added 3.
Valley View is now 3-1 in district play, while Tom Bean drops to 0-4.
The No. 14 ranked Muenster Lady Hornets had no trouble with Chico Tuesday, winning 72-10 on their home floor.
Muenster led 43-10 at halftime and pitched a shut out in the second half.
Annie Anderle hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead the Lady Hornets. Sarah Monday and Martie McCoy each added 12, Kaitlin Hennigan had 10, Chloe Hacker and Audrey Kubis both had 4, Makenna Aldriedge and Jada Binder each added 3, and Kaley Berkley scored 2.
Muenster is now 24-4 overall and 3-1 in district play.
Sam Rayburn 53
The Lindsay Lady Knights dropped their second-straight District 12-2A home game, falling to Sam Rayburn 53-45 Tuesday.
Rachel Hutcherson led Lindsay with 17 points, Kyla Metzler and Riley Anderle scored 7 apiece, Skylar Tatum and Allison Hedrick each added 6, and Tatum Fleitman had 2.
Lindsay is now 2-2 in district and will travel to district-leading Collinsville Friday.
The Gainesville Lady Leopards fell at home to a powerful Celina team Tuesday 61-15.
Glen Rose 40
The Era Lady Hornets stepped out of district play to take on Class 4A Glen Rose in a game that was played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, home of the Dallas Mavericks.
Era fell 40-33, but the experience of playing in an NBA arena will be one that none of the players should ever forget.