NACOGDOCHES -- The John Tyler Lions scored an easy 79-51 win over Nacogdoches on Friday night in the District 16-4A opener for both teams.

Jordan Caldwell led the Lions (7-12, 1-0) with 14 points, while Isaac Warren had 13 and Greg Ward had 12.

JT broke open a 10-point game by outscoring the Dragons (11-8, 0-1), 25-8, in the third quarter to build a 60-33 lead entering the final period.

Austin Willeford led Nacogdoches with 13 points.

John Tyler returns to action Tuesday night at home against Whitehouse, while Nacogdoches travels to Lindale.

Lady Dragons Roll Past JT to Stay Perfect in District

Ki'Audra Hayter scored 23 points to lead the Nacogdoches Lady Dragons past John Tyler, 79-65, earlier on Friday.

Nacogdoches improved to 17-8 and 3-0 in District 16-4A, while JT fell to 16-10 and 1-2.

Christy Whitaker added 18 points, Charity Page registered 16 and Justice Lockett provided 13 for the Lady Dragons.

Tiaka Lee led JT with 21 points, while Quaneshia Johnson added 19 and Tameal Jones had 12 in the losing effort.

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District 16-4A Boys
John Tyler 79, Nacogdoches 51

John Tyler               20   15   25   19   --   79
Nacogdoches          15   10    8   18    --   51
JOHN TYLER--Jordan Caldwell, 14; Isaac Warren, 13; Greg Ward, 12; Fred Ross, 8; William Vaughn, 8; Tyus Bowser, 7; Darion Flowers, 5; Rodney Bendy, 4; Keaunte Humber, 4; Ja'Vonte Tramble, 4.
NACOGDOCHES--Austin Willeford, 13; D'Ante Riggins, 8; Mason Proctor, 8; Demarcus Davis, 6; Jeron Garrett, 5; PJ Sanders, 4; Kyle Winfield, 3; Jacorey Garrett, 2; LJ Barnes, 2.
RECORDS--John Tyler 7-12 (1-0); Nacogdoches 11-8 (0-1).

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District 16-4A Girls
Nacogdoches 79, John Tyler 65

John Tyler               10   17   15   23   --   65
Nacogdoches          20   18   20   21   --   79
JOHN TYLER--Tiaka Lee, 21; Quaneshia Johnson, 19; Tameal Jones, 12; Kayla Webb, 7; Ashley Beal, 5; Keyana Tatum, 1.
NACOGDOCHES--Ki'Audra Hayter, 23; Christy Whitaker, 18; Charity Page, 16; Justice Lockett, 13; EJ Johnson, 9.
RECORDS--John Tyler 16-10 (1-2); Nacogdoches 17-8 (3-0).