TENAHA -- Laneville got good production out of its players Wednesday in the championship round of the Tenaha Holiday Hoops Tournament. Kountze just performed at a higher level in an 83-55 win.
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TYLER -- Tameal Jones gave her future college coaches something to look forward to Wednesday at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.
With 10 points, several passes to set up scores in transition and simply setting the game's tempo from her guard spot, Jones sealed the tournament's most valuable player award in John Tyler's 57-26 win against Bullard on what will be her home court this time next season.
TYLER -- One of East Texas' most prolific scorers was held in check for most of Tuesday night, but rose to the occasion when the stakes were at their highest.
Tyler All Saints senior guard Aston Francis scored 10 of his team-high 15 points during a critical stretch in the fourth quarter, helping the Trojans push past Lindale, 54-43, at the Wagstaff Holiday Classic.
TENAHA -- Laneville didn't have many problems Tuesday in the Tenaha Holiday Hoops tournament semifinal against a larger White Oak team.
The Yellowjackets won the meeting, 59-27, and will play Kountze at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for the pre-district tournament title. Kountze defeated Laneville in the championship round last season.
TYLER -- Bullard was a quarter away from playing in a consolation game at the Macy Chenevert Patriot Classic and, more importantly, blinking against a District 16-4A foe.
But eight minutes turned out to be more than enough time Tuesday morning at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.
TENAHA -- The second-ranked Laneville Yellowjackets rolled to a pair of easy wins to begin the sixth annual Tenaha Holiday Hoops tournament on Monday.
TYLER -- The first day of the Wagstaff Holiday Classic concluded with perhaps Monday's most anticipated matchup, but a lopsided opening quarter sucked all the drama right out of the building.
The Tyler Lee Red Raiders scored 23 first-period points en route to a convincing 68-45 win over Whitehouse at Tyler Junior College's Wagstaff Gymnasium, bringing an end to the first of three, eight-game days at the annual event.
TYLER -- Tatum's senior guard Alexes Bell shined on the big stage at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center, but John Tyler's depth was too much to overcome.
Bell scored a game-best 41 points in a 88-68 loss to JT in a Macy Chenevert Patriot Classic quarterfinal game Monday evening.
Van teammates Hallee Carter and Bri Thompson shared Most Valuable Player honors on the 15-4A all-district volleyball team, which was voted on by the league's coaches.
LONGVIEW -- The 2014 Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Team was released on Dec. 24. The team was selected by Texas Sports Writers Association members based on nominations from media members and coaches from around the state.
Several players from East Texas earned statewide recognition.