Saturday Basketball Roundup: White Oak Boys Open Year With Win Over Troup + More
TROUP -- Troup's Jerad Jackson put up 21 points to lead three Tigers in double digits, but White Oak escaped their home gym with a 60-47 season-opening win.
Nike Simmons led the way for the Roughnecks, who have a handful of players unavailable due to the high school football playoffs. Justin Benson and Landry Sheridan also reached double digits with 10 points each.
Shane Thomas added 12 points for Troup and Kameron Elmer put up 10 points for the Tigers in defeat.
Troup (0-1) will square off with Quitman on Tuesday. White Oak (1-0) visits Spring Hill on Tuesday.
Rusk Wins Carl Oliver Memorial Tournament
DIANA -- A fast start helped Rusk hold off Jefferson for the 2015 Carl Oliver Memorial Tournament championship Saturday in New Diana.
The Eagles doubled up the Bulldogs in the first quarter and used that leverage to a 74-62 victory.
Rusk outscored Jefferson, 20-7, in the first quarterand owned a 45-30 lead at the break.
Five Eagles reached double digits in the win.
Jacquez Cook led Rusk with 13 points. Trevor Lee finished with 12 points, Isaiah Francis put up 11 and both Daron Neal and Antonio P.J. Tilley finished with 10.
The Eagles (3-0) will be back in action Tuesday at home against Slocum. Jefferson (1-2) will host Maud on Tuesday.
Chapel Hill Earns Two Wins
CUSHING -- Chapel Hill took down Huntington and West Sabine on Saturday to extend its overall record out to 6-1.
The Lady Bulldogs took a 56-36 win against Huntington before dismantling West Sabine, 68-18.
Mykaela Alfred guided Chapel Hill to the Huntigton win with a team-best 17 points. But Daija Maddox and April Walker were right there as well with 14 points apiece.
Alfred put up another 17-spot in the West Sabine game. Maddox scored 13 points and Walker finished with 12. Kyia Moore and Princess Suell also reached double digits, both with 10 points.
Chapel Hill hosts Henderson on Monday.
Bullard Sweeps Saturday's Saltillo Tournament Competition
SALTILLO -- The Lady Panthers took home two narrow wins Saturday at the Saltillo Tournament.
Bullard edged Quinlan Ford, 58-55, and then topped Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, 41-37, in another nail biter.
Abilene Christian forward signee Lexi Kirgan helped the team stay afloat against Ford. She scored a team-best 24 points.
Sydney Foster finished second among Lady Panthers with 13 points.
Bullard trailed its game against Ford, 38-35, at the half.
The Lady Panthers never trailed Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, but the Red Devils were never out of it -- trailing by eight at worst.
Hannah Lloyd hit six 3-pointers for all of her team-best 18 points. Kirgan finished with 12 points.
Bullard visits Van on Monday.