The Nocona High School boys’ basketball team experienced differing offensive outputs in a win and loss at the Windthorst Holiday Classic on Monday.
Nocona opened up tournament play with a convincing 92-53 victory over Alvord, which included an eye-popping 31-point quarter.
Then, in the championship bracket semifinals, Nocona suffered its third loss of the season to Windthorst – this time by a score of 56-48.
Like in the Midwestern State University Classic game on Dec. 20 at Wichita Falls, both Nocona and Windthorst were knotted up with less than two minutes to play.
And, once again, the Trojans got the better of the Indians down the stretch.
Hill was the lone Indian to score in double figures in the loss to Windthorst, putting in 25 points including 6-of-10 from the free-throw line. Jaxon Phipps contributed nine points.
Nocona stands at 7-7 on the season. The Indians played Bellevue in the third-place game on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
At Windthorst Holiday Classic
Windthorst 56, Nocona 48
Score by Quarters
Nocona 8 14 8 18 – 48
Windthorst 11 14 16 15 – 56
Individual scorers: Riley McCasland, 17; Tres Howard, 7; Jaxon Phipps, 5; Zach Trentham, 8; Cristian Ibarra, 4; Kyle Sentell, 2; Kameron Hill, 24; Brenton Vineyard, 25.
Record: Nocona 7-7.
Henrietta 57, Bellevue 56
Bellevue 59, Millsap 46
Record: Bellevue 8-6.
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Bellevue’s Layne Morris, shown here with a medal he won at the Mesquite Pit Tournament in Poolville, played against Nocona in the third-place game of the Windthorst Tournament on Tuesday. (Courtesy photo by Elizabeth Moore/Special to The Bowie News)