HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Local teams play in tourneys

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)