HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Brady tallies 21 in Bowie win

The Bowie High School girls’ basketball team opened the 58th Annual Whataburger Tournament with an impressive win on Monday – beating up Jim Ned 62-42.
This game featured two of the top-20 teams in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Conference 3A girls’ poll, with Bowie 6th and Jim Ned 17th.
Bowie held Jim Ned in check, especially in the opening half, as the Lady Rabbits staked themselves to a 41-19 intermission advantage.
The Lady Rabbits improved to 13-4 on the season, and played a champions’ side game on Tuesday afternoon versus Kennedale. Jim Ned dropped to 11-7.
Addy Cook and Courtney Brady were Bowie’s leading scorers with 21 and 20 points, respectively. River Romine tossed in 11 points, nine from three 3-pointers. Brady was also the Lady Rabbits’ top rebounder with seven caroms.

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The Bowie High School boys’ basketball team lost its opening-round game at the 58th Annual Whataburger Tournament on Monday, falling to Kennedale 72-45.
Bowie was placed in the consolation bracket, and played Central Heights on Tuesday morning. The Jackrabbits suffered a 56-54 overtime loss.
The Jackrabbits, ranked 14th in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll, dropped to 8-8 on the season.
Coach Doug Boxell said Bowie didn’t play well on offense in the loss to Kennedale, and settled for too many outside shots.
Overall, the Jackrabbits shot 14-of-49 from the floor (29 percent), and the team registered just four assists. Read more in The Bowie News.

Whataburger Tournament. (Logo provided by Whataburger, used with permission)