Updated: Jan 7, 2020
Callisburg 69 (OT)
The District opener between Callisburg and Gunter couldn't be decided in 32 minutes of game action. The two teams went to overtime with the Tigers pulling out a 75-69 road win at Callisburg.
Callisburg (17-4, 0-1) led 29-28 at halftime and controlled the game much of the second half. Gunter finally tied things up with 5:30 left in the game, but the lead went back and forth after that. The Wildcats were up 62-59 with 1:57 remaining after a three-point play by Ian Craft, but Gunter (19-2, 1-0) tied it up with a long-range three on their next possession.
The Tigers won the game at the free-throw line. Gunter shot 33 free throws, making 21. Callisburg only went to the free-throw line 3 times the entire game, making all 3.
Landon Condiff led Callisburg with 39 points and nine 3-pointers. Craft added 15 points, Ryder Reed scored 5, and Cobey Montgomery and Trever Coker each pitched in 3.
Zander Turner led Gunter with 29 points.
With only seven players available, the Gainesville Leopards couldn't stand up to the fast-paced play of Community as they fell to the Braves 66-56 in a non-district game.
Gainesville trailed 17-10 at the end of the first period, but fell behind by 16 going into the fourth quarter.
Amari Melton led Gainesville with 16 points, Izaiah Baker added 12, Robyn Hardin had 10, Noah Ridge scored 7, Treylan Shinault had 6 and Cason Evans added 5.
The Lindsay Knights went cold in the second half, scoring only 11 points including just 3 in the fourth period in a 47-36 loss to the Nocona Indians Friday.
The game was tied 25-25 at halftime, but Nocona outscored Lindsay 12-3 in the final eight minutes to pull away.
The Knights outrebounded the Indians 20-18, but Lindsay was just 4 of 13 on 3-point shooting and attempted 10 less free throws than Nocona.
Tyler Yancey led the Knights with 10 points, Jack Popp added 9, Seth Foster and Braxton Craigie each scored 5, Clinton Wallace had 3, and Nash Dieter and Andrew Schully each added 2.
Tom Bean 32
The Muenster Hornets rebounded from an early-week loss to Gainesville by going on the road and easily defeating Tom Bean 57-32 Friday.
The Gunter Lady Tigers held Callisburg to just three made field goals in an easy 56-16 win.
Gunter led 11-3 at the end of the first quarter, but started to pull away in the second, pushing their lead to 37-9 at the half. It was 50-13 at the end of three periods.
Bridget Parker led the Lady Cats with 5 points, Dakota Dungan added 4, and Maci Johnson, Shaylyn Blevins and Paige Turner all scored 2.
Sarah Putnicki led Gunter with 16 points.
The Muenster Lady Hornets continued their winning ways with an easy 50-26 win over 4A Springtown Friday.
Muenster improves their record to 20-3.
Martie McCoy led the Lady Hornets with 15 points, Annie Anderle added 12, Kaitlin Hennigan scored 8, Kaley Berkley had 7, Jada Binder added 5 and Sarah Monday scored 2.
The Era Lady Hornets picked up a big non-district win on Friday afternoon, downing the 4A Sanger Lady Indians 63-47.
Era has one more tuneup before starting district play when they travel to Decatur Tuesday.