The Nocona Indians won in dominant fashion on Friday against Olney.
The Indians won 62-20 as they picked up their second district win of the season.
Nocona’s defense kept the Cubs from scoring double-digits in every quarter, with Olney just barely cracking the single-digit total after three quarters.
The Indian offense was rolling as well, scoring 21 points in the first quarter and never scoring less than 12 like in the second quarter.
In the end, it was the type of one-sided win where the better team played like it for most of the game without letting up.
Michael Wetmore led the team with 16 points. Luke Fuller and Brady McCasland were second as each scored 13 points. McCasland led the team with five assists while Charlie Fuller grabbed a team high 10 rebounds.
Coach Brody Wilson had little to complain about in the one-sided romp of a win.
“I thought we were able to get off to a good start and that set the tempo for the rest of the game,” Wilson said. “We were able to force turnovers and we shot better. I thought we did a good job of rebounding as well.”
Nocona is next scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Archer City.
Forestburg vs Bellevue
The Forestburg Longhorns just held on to beat Bellevue at home on Friday night.
The Longhorns won 44-42, holding off a furious fourth quarter barrage from the Eagles to escape with the win.
It was a competitive first half with the teams tied at 22-22. Forestburg came out in the third quarter and limited Bellevue to only three points which allowed the Longhorns to take control 33-25 heading into the fourth quarter.
At one point Forestburg’s lead increased to 10 points in the final period, but the Eagles scored 17 points in the quarter to get it all the way back to one basket by the end.
It wasn’t enough to steal the win as the Longhorns held on 44-42.
Jesus Sanchez led Forestburg with 18 points while Kyler Willett was second with 12 points. Nathan Payne nearly joined the two in double-figures as he made three 3-pointers to finish with nine points.
The Bellevue coach did not respond with any information about the game.
The Gold-Burg Bears lost a tough game against Midway on Friday night.
The Falcons won 70-30 against the Bears.
Gold-Burg struggled to consistently score, equaling nine points in three of the four quarters. That was never going to be enough to keep up with the high-scoring Midway team that scored 18 or more points in three of the four quarters.
Aidan Foster led Gold-Burg with nine points while Justin Moore was second with six points.
Coach Jesse Vaughn thought there were some good things, but knows there are more things his team needs to work on to give it a better chance in competing come the second round of district play.
The Saint Jo Panthers lost a tough game against Slidell on Friday night.
The Greyhounds won 56-42 against the Panthers according to MaxPreps.
While no stats were given out, Coach Ryan Bruce did talk about how the game went for his team.
“We got off to a good start, but just couldn’t maintain the pace that allowed us to jump out with a lead,” Bruce said. “We did a good job defensively, but just struggled to rebound against their size and athleticism. Too many second chance points created a gap that we couldn’t close.”
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.
1A boys basketball all-district selections made
The area 1A all-district boy’s basketball lists have been released with the state tournament wrapping up a few weeks ago.
Slidell and Midway finished first and second in the district standings again meaning their players got many of the superlative and first team awards, but area players were still honored where they could be.
Third place Saint Jo had three first team selections with leading scorers Kile Thurman, Brice Durham and Collin Thomas. Devin Stewart earned second team honors while Dylan Brockman, Josh Vogel and Lee Yeley were honorable mention selections.
Prairie Valley got the final playoff spot and leading scorer Tyler Winkler earned the district’s offensive most valuable player award. Eli Croxton earned second team honors while Tyson Easterling, Dakota Fore and Trae Campbell earned honorable mention selections.
Bellevue had two first team all-district selections in Kason Roper and Jayson Gill. Leland Sims, Gavin Parr and Brayden Moore were named honorable mention.
Forestburg had post player Kyler Willett earn second team honors. Jesse Wadsworth, Jesus Sanchez and Nathan Payne were given honorable mention honors.
Gold-Burg guard Jayon Grace earned second team all-district. Aidan Foster, Rykir Evans and Jack Henry were named honorable mention.
The full list for each school as well as the academic all-district selections is in the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
Saint Jo teams have rough spring break week
Saint Jo softball
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers lost two tough games against 2A Muenster and Tioga on Monday and Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets won 16-1 and the Lady Bulldogs won 19-1 against the young Lady Panthers team.
While it is district play, these games against 2A opponents will not count against Saint Jo when it comes to district standings or postseason seeding for 1A teams.
Muenster did most of its damage in the first inning putting up 15 runs. The Lady Panthers then prevented the Lady Hornets from scoring in the second inning before scoring in the third inning. Payzlie Cervantes led off with a double and Taylor Patrick then drove her in with a single to prevent Saint Jo from getting shut out.
Muenster then scored one run to end the game by run rule 16-1.
Saint Jo baseball
The Saint Jo baseball team lost a tough rematch at Alvord on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs won 7-0 against the Panthers.
Though it was disappointing for Saint Jo to lose again to 2A Alvord, Saint Jo did lose the previous week against the Bulldogs 14-1, so there was improvement.
The Panthers were only able to get five base runners on the entire game and had only three hits, with two coming from C Henson and the other from Mathew Butler-Everson.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
Nocona softball drops two district games
The Nocona Lady Indians lost two district games on the road this week at Lindsay and Collinsville.
The Lady Indians lost a high scoring game 16-11 at Lindsay, before losing 19-4 by run rule at Collinsville.
Nocona was coming off a morale boosting run rule win against Era the following week. While the Lady Indians bats kept their same fire from that game, against the Lady Knights their defense was rough.
Lindsay scored at lead one run in all six innings it batted in. Nocona scored in bunches as well, but had scoreless innings in the third, fifth and seventh innings as it was playing catch up after the second inning until the end of the game.
Tobie Cable led the team with four RBIs and a home run and was even walked three times to prevent her from dealing more damage. Skye Kirby and Allie Sutton drove in two runs each as well while Avery Crutsinger had a team high three base hits.
As a team Nocona had 12 hits in the game and also drew 12 walks.
Unfortunately, Lindsay had 17 hits, with six being extra base hits. Combined with seven errors on defense, it was a recipe for a lot of runs to come through on just about any ball that was hit into play and Nocona could not keep up.
To read about the Collinsville game, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
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