TYLER -- The Athens Hornets began the season with an 87-82 win over John Tyler on Monday night at the Lions Den.

Anthony Sanders led Athens (1-0) with 35 points. Ryan Jefferson added 29 points, while Courtland Lyons finished with 18.

Athens returns to action Saturday at home against Gladewater, while John Tyler is at Flower Mound Marcus on Tuesday.

Pittsburg Tops Harmony At Union Grove Classic

UNION GROVE -- Pittsburg scored an 88-44 victory over Harmony on Monday in the season opener for both teams as the Union Grove Classic.

Justin Zepeda and Carl Leonard each had 19 points to fuel Pittsburg (1-0), while Harmony (0-1) was led by Austin Spurlock's 24 points, which included five 3-pointers, and five steals.

Pittsburg plays Union Grove on Tuesday, while Harmony faces Overton Tuesday.

Gary Rolls to Big Win

GARY -- Gary remained unbeaten on the season with a 60-26 victory over Lufkin Pineywoods Academy on Monday.

Josh Bowen led Gary (5-0) with 22 points, while Colton Coleman and Cody Lake finished with 10 points apiece.

Gary's season resumes next Tuesday at home against Cushing. Lufkin Pineywoods (2-6) hosts Colmesneil next Tuesday.

GIRLS

Fourth-Ranked Bullard Cruises

BULLARD -- The No. 4 Bullard Lady Panthers rolled to a 61-37 win over Frankston on Monday.

Lexi Abercrombie led Bullard (9-1) with 25 points. Bridgette Taylor added 17 points, while Maddy Slayter chipped in with 10.

Bullard is at Whitehouse on Tuesday, while Frankston is at Neches also on Tuesday.

Canton Edges Palestine Westwood

CANTON -- The Canton Eaglettes scored a 47-43 victory over Palestine Westwood on Monday.

Holly Raitz led Canton (3-1) with 12 points, while Kassidy Wilkerson finished with 11.

Canton plays at Kilgore on Tuesday, while Westwood (2-5) hosts Jacksonville on Tuesday.

Mount Vernon Defeats Paris North Lamar

MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers earned a 49-40 win over Paris North Lamar on Monday.

Star Smith and Michela Stanton led the way with 11 points apiece, while Sarah Johnson added 10 points.

Mount Vernon is back in action Tuesday at Mount Pleasant.

No. 21 Joaquin Tops Beckville

JOAQUIN -- The No. 21 Joaquin Lady Rams earned a 49-42 win over Beckville on Monday night.

Destiny Cooper paced the Joaquin (6-1) attack with 14 points. Annabeth Vaughn added 13 points, while Ava Stephens finished with 11.

Beckville was led in defeat by Ivy Rieke's 14 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Devin Woodall added 12 points, three boards and four assists, while Cassidi Whitaker chipped in with six points, three rebounds and five assists and one steal.

Joaquin is at Carlisle on Tuesday, while Beckville hosts Timpson also on Tuesday.