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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Local teams play in tourneys

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By the time the Bellevue High School boys’ basketball team plays today, the Eagles won’t have played a game since Dec. 16.
That’s when the Eagles lost on the road to Jacksboro 74-46.
Bellevue (5-9) takes on a Nocona team smarting from a district-opening loss to Bowie 68-50 at 9:30 a.m. in the Windthorst varsity tournament.
Nocona stands at 9-6 coming into the game.
That’s just the start of the Windthorst Tournament for both the Indians and Eagles.
Nocona will play Munday at 2 p.m. today followed by a game versus Alvord at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 and a game with Electra at 6:30 p.m. on the same day.
Electra is ranked in the top-25 of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll.
The Eagles take on City View at 2 p.m. today.
Bellevue follows that by playing Henrietta at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 29, and then tournament host Windthorst at 5 p.m.
So both Nocona and Bellevue will play four games at the event.

Bowie, Nocona girls

Last week, the Bowie and Nocona girls’ basketball teams played each other in District 3A-8 action. The Lady Rabbits and Lady Indians go their separate ways this week.
Bowie already started play in the Fidelity Communications Classic at Hallsville on Tuesday with games against Mount Pleasant and Palestine.
The Lady Rabbits play Greenville at 9 a.m. and then Spring Hill at 3 p.m. today. Bowie then plays Daingerfield at noon on Dec. 29 to wrap up the round-robin event.
Nocona travels to Gainesville for the North Central Texas College Holliday Classic, with the Lady Indians’ first game at 1:30 p.m. today versus Valley View. Read more in the Dec. 28 Bowie News.

Saint Jo’s Emily Haney (extreme left) grabs control of the ball during a Dec. 19 game against Gold-Burg in Stoneburg. Ashley Rainey (12) from Gold-Burg attempts to go for the ball, too. Both the Gold-Burg and Saint Jo girls’ basketball teams play in tournaments this week with the Lady Panthers in Graford and Lady Bears in Bryson. (News photo by Eric Viccaro) 

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Basketball games rescheduled to Saturday

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With the weekly icy weather in Montague County knocking out school almost all week, Tuesday varsity basketball games were moved to the weekend since the games were too important to cancel this late into the season.
For Bowie, the game hosting Henrietta is scheduled for Feb. 4, with the varsity girls game starting at 11 a.m. and the boys following at 12:30 p.m. There will be no junior varsity games.
At Nocona, the teams are hosting Seymour on Nov. 4. The Lady Indians’ game is scheduled to start at noon and the boy’s game will follow at 1:30 p.m. There will be no junior varsity games.
Gold-Burg is hosting Forestburg on Feb. 4. There will be only varsity games with the girl’s scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and the boy’s following at 11:30 a.m.
Later in the day, Prairie Valley varsity basketball teams will travel to play at Midway on Feb. 4. The girl’s game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. and the boy’s game will follow at 5:30 p.m.
Bellevue basketball teams also will be on the road later in the day on Feb. 4. The Eagles travel to play Slidell with the girl’s game scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. and the boy’s game playing afterwards at 6 p.m.

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Saint Jo Boys Interview

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Interview with Saint Jo basketball players Kile Thurman (left) and Collin Thomas following their win against Gold-Burg on Jan. 27, 2023.

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Saint Jo Girls Interview

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Interview with Saint Jo basketball players Krista Reeves (left) and Payzlie Cervantes following their win against Gold-Burg on Jan. 27, 2023.
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