Saturday Basketball Roundup: Eustace Boys Edge Troup + More
EUSTACE -- Eustace hung on for a one-point overtime win Saturday at home against Troup, 43-42, in its opening game of District 18-3A play.
The Bulldogs received two 13-point performances from Cody Duncan and Clifton Johnson to guide the team. Hayden Plunk also broke double digits with 10 tallies.
Callen Eastman and Shane Thomas scored 12 points each for the Tigers.
Eustace earned an early share of the district lead with the victory and will host Rice on Tuesday.
Troup will attempt to rally from the early setback Tuesday at Frankston.
Edgewood Blasts Harmony
EDGEWOOD -- Trey Erwin led 11 Edgewood scores with a game-best 15 points in the Bulldogs' 74-42 victory Saturday against Harmony in its District 14-3A opener.
The Eagles had three players reach double-digit figures to rival Erwin's number, but the team only had six scorers reach the scoresheet. Waymon Lay scored a team-best 12 points, Bentley Minor scored 11 and nine of Dalton Brenner's 10 points came from behind the arc in the loss.
Edgewood will travel to Grand Saline on Tuesday. Harmony will be back on the road simultaneously to face Winona.
Turnovers Haunt Winnsboro In Loss To Winona
WINNSBORO -- Winona also started District 14-3A competition with a win Saturday at Winnsboro.
Jeremiah Bolton, Braxton Kincade, K.J. Kincade and Joe Marsh combined for 16 steals in the Wildcats' 57-43 win.
Bolton, Marsh and Zach Bradford shared Winona's lead in points with 10 apiece.
Winona hosts Harmony on Tuesday while Winnsboro simultaneously visits Mineola.
Waskom Edges Tatum
WASKOM -- Fresh off a second straight Class 3A Division II football championship, Waskom opened its home basketball schedule Friday with a 63-62 win against a larger Tatum program.
Seven players in the game reached double-digit scoring figures.
Eric Stephens III's 23 points led Waskom. Kaleb Haynes and Chan Amie also hit the mark with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Jalan Horne guided Tatum with 16 points. Shay Rodgers scored 11 points while both K.J. Boyd and Da'Calen Hicks contributed 10.
Tatum will try to rebound Tuesday at Canton.
Waskom will face Liberty-Eylau, another school larger than its Class 3A classification, Tuesday.
Big Fourth Quarter Lifts Rusk
RUSK -- Rusk trailed for three periods, but it walked away from Saturday's game against Bishop Gorman as a 68-52 winner.
The Eagles outscored the Crusaders 27-15 in the final quarter. That erased a 37-31 deficit.
Jacquez Cook led Rusk with 21 points. Darrian McDuff and Anthony Hunder had nice games as well, 18 and 11 points, respectively.
Bishop Gorman will begin TAPPS play Tuesday at home against Dallas Shelton. Rusk also will be in action Tuesday against King's Academy.
Winnsboro Downs Winona
WINNSBORO -- Winnsboro handled Winona, 57-45, to remain unbeaten in District 14-3A competition through its first three league games.
Despite the loss, Makayla Champion and Randaysha Hanson turned in strong performances for the Lady Wildcats. Champion led the team with 12 points and Hanson scored 11.
Winnsboro travels Tuesday to Mineola.
Winona hosts Harmony on Tuesday.
Bullard Doubles Up Whitehouse
WHITEHOUSE -- Bullard closed its non-district slate by drubbing Whitehouse, 60-27, on the road.
The Lady Panthers used a 17-1 opening quarter to permanently pull away.
Lexi Kirgan scored a team-best 16 points. Abby Story and Hannah Lloyd also broke double digits with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Whitehouse resumes District 16-5A play Tuesday at home against John Tyler.
Bullard begins District 16-4A competition Friday on the road against Gladewater.