HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Balance gives Nocona boys a win

By ERIC VICCARO
bnewssports@sbcglobal.net

The Nocona High School boys’ basketball team continues to find new ways to win.
On Tuesday evening in District 3A-9 action, the Indians used a balanced offensive attack to defeat Paradise 58-47 and sweep the season series from the Panthers.
This game didn’t have quite the dramatics as the one-point thriller the two teams played in Paradise earlier this month, with the Indians coming out on top 66-65.
Nocona improved to 14-9 overall, and they lead the district by one game over Bowie and Holliday.
“We believe we have multiple kids that can carry the load offensively any given night, and against Paradise, that confirmed to be true,” Nocona head boys’ basketball coach Tyson Mankin said.
Zach Trentham tallied 13 points and also played stellar defense, matched up on Panthers’ point guard Landry Norwood. Brenton Vineyard and Jaxon Phipps both totaled 12 points and Kameron Hill – who battled foul trouble throughout the game – netted 10 points.

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Nocona’s Zach Trentham (14) played strong defense on Paradise’s guards during Tuesday’s District 3A-9 boys’ basketball game in Nocona. Trentham also scored double-digit points as Nocona prevailed 58-47. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)