The Bowie High School boys’ basketball team opened up the Whataburger Tournament with a 77-70 victory over Grapevine Faith Academy.
Bowie advanced to play Kennedale on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the opening round of the championship bracket.
The Jackrabbits were fueled by a season-high point total from Gary Mosley and outscoring the Lions 15-2 from the free-throw line.
“We were able to attack the basket and break their press,” Bowie head coach Doug Boxell said. “Our guys in the post played big. That was a big factor in the win.”
Boxell was especially pleased with Mosely’s performance.
“Gary did a good job,” Boxell said. “We got him the ball, and he was able to score on some post moves and on putbacks. That’s what we expect out of him.”
Boxell said the entire team played well, and the Jackrabbits’ ability to break Grapevine Faith’s pressure defense was a focal point in the victory.
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Bowie 77, Grapevine Faith 70
Score by Quarters
Grapevine 27 10 14 19 – 70
Bowie 20 16 21 20 – 77
Individual scorers: Kaden Ogle, 8; Chase Hall, 10; Kamry Weber, 6; Zeke Vaughan, 5; Jeffery Howard, 14; Gary Mosley, 22; Tilghman Parr, 12
Additional statistics: Bowie had 18 assists overall, with seven from Hall, six from Howard and two apiece from Cooper Cantwell and Ogle. Hall also contributed eight rebounds and Howard seven, and the Jackrabbits had 35 caroms in all. Bowie committed 16 turnovers, but made up for it going 31-of-60 from the field (52 percent).
Record: Bowie 11-4.
Next game: Bowie played Kennedale in the boys blue championship bracket, starting with Kennedale on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
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Gary Mosley (left) dribbles while he posts up during a Decatur Tournament game on Dec. 11. Mosely scored a season-high 22 points in the win over Grapevine Faith on Monday. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)