HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bowie boys muzzle Jacksboro

The Bowie High School boys’ basketball team bounced back in a big way with a 74-32 victory over homestanding Jacksboro in District 3A-9 action on Tuesday evening.
Nine different Bowie players scored, with Jeffery Howard leading the way. Howard tossed in 17 points, including 3-of-4 from beyond the 3-point arc and 7-of-10 free-throw makes.
Trace Hardee also scored in double digits with 10, and Gary Mosley had his best game to date with seven points. Zeke Vaughan added eight points, and Taylor Pigg and Chase Hall also scored seven each.
Bowie, coming off a tough home loss to Nocona on Jan. 8, improved to 12-10 overall and 3-1 in District 3A-9. The Jackrabbits are in second spot all by their lonesome, looking up at front-runner Henrietta.

GIRLS: Brady’s 15 lifts Bowie girls

The fifth-ranked Bowie High School girls’ basketball team held off Jacksboro 48-38 in District 3A-9 play on Tuesday evening.
Courtney Brady finished the game as the leading scorer with 15 points, and she had five rebounds. River Romine chipped in with 12 points and four steals.
Jacksboro is coached by former Bowie Independent School District coach Todd Matlock.
The Lady Rabbits, ranked in the top-10 of two state polls, improved to 18-6 overall and an unbeaten 6-0 in the district.
Bowie outscored Jacksboro 18-3 in the opening quarter, but Jacksboro closed that margin to single digits by the end of three 36-27. Read more in The Bowie News.

Bowie’s Jeffery Howard runs toward the basket with the ball on the fastbreak during Tuesday’s District 3A-9 game at Jacksboro. The Jackrabbits won 74-32. (Courtesy photo by Brian Smith/Jacksboro Newspapers)