TEXARKANA -- Sulphur Springs claimed at least a share of the District 16-5A championship Tuesday with its 77-50 road win at Texas High.

The Lady Wildcats (25-3, 11-0) now need to win their final regular season game Feb. 7 against Mount Pleasant or a Texas High victory against Mount Pleasant on Friday to win the league championship .

Sophomore Autumn Tanton's 20 points led four Sulphur Springs players in double digits. Kaylee Jefferson, Sadavia Porter and Daieyshia Pruitt scored 10 or more points as well.

Sulphur Springs won the first quarter, 24-13, outscored the Lady Tigers in each remaining period and owned a largest lead of 68-39 early in the fourth quarter.

Amiyah Rone scored a team-best 10 points for Texas High.


Chapel Hill Holds Off Kilgore

NEW CHAPEL HILL -- Chapel Hill effectively remained two games back of second place in the District 16-4A standings with a 58-41 win over Kilgore.

Kilgore's loss kept it in a tie with Spring Hill for the fourth and final playoff berth out of the district. Spring Hill lost elsewhere to Bullard.

Mykaela Alfred's 18 points paced Chapel Hill. April Walker and Ty'Liyah Moore scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, to round out all of the game's double-digit scorers.

Chapel Hill managed to hold eight Kilgore scorers to nine or less points apiece.

Friday's slate of district games marks the second-to-last set of the season.

Kilgore will face Bullard on Friday and could help Chapel Hill by winning. Bullard would then need to lose Tuesday to last-place Gladewater for Chapel Hill to pass it in the standings.

Chapel Hill visits first-place Gilmer on Friday and then closes its regular season against Spring Hill.


Boys Basketball

Slocum Tops Oakwood

ELKHART -- Slocum kicked off the second half of its District 27-A schedule with a 73-45 win against Oakwood.

The Mustangs remained two games behind league-leading Laneville, the No. 10 team in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches' Class A poll, and one game behind Milford in second place.

Alex Maldonado led Slocum with 15 points in the win and played a big hand in building a first-quarter lead of 23-8.

Jacob Lane and Keet Cockerman finished close behind with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Slocum travels to Avalon on Friday. Oakwood simultaneously hosts Trinidad.


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