GILMER -- Immediately following a hard fought win against Gilmer in the 2014 Macy Chenevert Patriot Classic last month, Bullard knew it would have its hands full facing the Lady Buckeyes in district play.

Gilmer came up just short of evening the season series, a 37-34 victory for Bullard in District 16-4A play.

Lexi Kirgan led the way for the Lady Panthers (22-5, 2-0) with 24 points.

DeAnna Howard, Hannah Lloyd, Hannah Zachary and Maddy Slayter rounded out Bullard scorers.

The Lady Panthers, the No. 11 team in this week's Texas Association of Basketball Coaches' Class 4A poll, will host Spring Hill on Friday. Gilmer will travel to Chapel Hill.

Bullard and the Lady Buckeyes will meet again on Jan. 30 for the third and final time in regular season play.


No. 9 Martin's Mill Coasts Past Cumby

CUMBY -- No problems for the Lady Mustangs.

Martin's Mill made quick work of Cumby for a 65-22 road win Tuesday in District 14-2A play.

Forward Cheyenne Brown led the Lady Mustangs (15-7, 2-1) with 23 points.

Briley Moon also reached double digits with 12 points. A supporting case of six players chipped in the remaining 20 points.


 Winona Tops Mineola

WINONA -- Kawaii Gordon scored 17 points to lead the Ladycats past Mineola for a 66-46 District 14-3A win.

Winona's victory featured nine other players on the final scoresheet.

Bailey Daniels scored 12 points all on 3-point shots and Mallori Shacklett finished the game with 10.

Lauren Almuette scored a game-best 24 points for Mineola.

Winona visit Alba-Golden on Friday. Mineola will try to rebound while hosting Edgewood.


Apple Springs Takes Down Gary

GARY -- Lacey McCasland recorded a double-double and three Gary players scored 10 points apiece, but Apple Springs scratched out a 63-53 District 28-A road win.

Despite the loss, other top performers from Gary were Erin McClelland and Meagan Sewell with 10 points each.

Ryley Beckham recorded seven points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals in the losing effort.

Apple Springs' final stats were not submitted.

Gary will travel to Laneville on Friday. Apple Springs will simultaneously host Mt. Enterprise.


Beckville Falls To Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE -- Beckville fell, 38-19, to Martinsville in District 22-2A action.

Martinsville held all Ladycats scorers to four or less points.

Beckville will try to bounce back Friday, a 6 p.m. tipoff Friday at Joaquin.


Henderson Nips Center

CENTER -- Henderson jumped on Center early and rolled to a 52-34 win for their second win in District 19-4A.

The Lady Lions (13-8, 2-0) outscored Center, 11-3, in the first quarter and led 45-17 at the end of the third quarter before tapering back in the final period.

Madeline Morris led Henderson with 17 points, including five 3-point shots. Eight other Lady Lions scored in the game, all in single digits.

Center's Tynegua McGee led her team with eight points.

Henderson will host Rusk on Friday. Center will visit Carthage.



Kevin Johnson Guides No. 22 Waskom Over Tenaha

WASKOM -- The Wildcats got a nice win against an always athletic Tenaha team in non-district play Tuesday.

Kevin Johnson, the Offensive Most Valuable Player of last month's Class 3A Division II state football championship game, seemed to be in full basketball form with a game-best 22 points in a 60-41 win.

Kaleb Haynes scored 12 points in the Wildcats' win and Eric Stephens III rounded out top performers for Waskom (3-4) with nine.

Trey Gardner led Tenaha with 14 points. Colton Goeke and D'Andre Thomas also reached double digits for the Tigers with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Waskom will begin District 17-3A play Friday at Jefferson. Tenaha will start its District 22-A schedule Friday on the road against Shelbyville.