CARTHAGE -- Doubling up Carthage in the second quarter came in handy down the stretch in Tyler Grace Community's 46-41 win Tuesday.

The Lady Cougars (6-3) broke free of the Lady Dawgs (6-2) in the final minutes of the first half for a 16-8 win in that period and a 30-20 advantage at the break.

Carthage won the second half by a slim margin, but it never could surmount the full Grace lead.

Jordan Tauscher scored a team-best 15 points for the winning side. Addie Daughtry chipped in 13 pounds to round out players in double digits.

Grace has a long road trip to look forward to this weekend. It will be part of the Geronimo-Navarro Tournament field in Seguin with opening games Thursday against El Paso Americas and Lockhart.

Carthage will try to rebound Friday at the Spring Hill Tournament.


Henderson Rolls Marshall

HENDERSON -- Three Lady Lions in double digits were enough to thwart a 19-point effort from LaJaccie Tuck in a 63-45 victory.

Desitny Roquemore and Tomariyah Dixon each scored 19 points in the victory, and Jaclyn Garrett added 10 more points. Resha Hall got close to double digits as well with nine points.

Henderson and Marshall will rematch Friday at 9 a.m. to open their respective Spring Hill Tournament schedules.


Bullard Downs Lindale

LINDALE -- Bullard got the usual production out of its usual key players, but the Lady Panthers' defense is really what did Lindale in toward a 57-41 decision at the Lady Eagles' gym.

Bullard held Lindale to two points in the second quarter after a tight opening period. That allowed the Lady Panthers to extend a 17-13 edge to double digits at the break.

Sydney Foster scored a game-best 22 points, but Hannah Lloyd had arguably the most impressive night with six made 3-pointers for 18 of her 19 points in the game.

Allie Kirgan reached double digits as well with 10 points.

Alishia Kiser led Lindale in defeat. She scored 12 points.

The Lady Panthers will travel about a half-mile for their next games. They'll face Kerens and Corsicana Mildred on Thursday in Brook Hill's forthcoming tournament.

Lindale also will be in action Thursday to be part of the Winnsboro Tournament field.


Kyia Moore Guides Chapel Hill To Win Over Edgewood

NEW CHAPEL HILL -- Kyia Moore and April Walker combined for 30 points in a 51-36 win against Edgewood.

Moore scored a game-best 20 points and Walker scored 10 points to complete the list of all scorers in double digits.

Tabitha Parker led Edgewood with nine points.

Chapel Hill next travels to the Winona Tournament, which begins Thursday.


Boys Basketball

Slocum Nearly Doubles Up Douglass

ELKHART -- Four Mustangs scored 12 or more points in Slocum's 60-31 victory over Douglass.

Taylor Hunt led the way with a game-best 15 points. Alex Maldonado, Jacob Lane and Travis Neal followed closely.

Hunt, Maldonado and Neal all scored two 3-pointers in the contest.

Slocum (5-3) will be idle until next Tuesday for a rivalry game against Elkhart.


Forney Edges Whitehouse

FORNEY -- Forney squeaked by Whitehouse at home, 49-44.

Javier Neal and McKade Marquis both scored 10 points in the loss.

Jackson Mahomes and Colby Duhon added eight and seven points, respectively, but Forney managed to hold the rest of the Wildcats' scorers to four or less points.

Whitehouse will travel to Lufkin Hudson's tournament this weekend with opening games Friday against Humble and Center.

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