Saint Jo vs Gold-Burg
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers won at home against Gold-Burg on Friday night.
The Lady Panthers won 60-38 in a game where it was a competitive first half between the teams.
Saint Jo was coming into the game less than 24 hours after having lost a tough game at Midway where the team did not play well while Gold-Burg had a bye game to get ready.
Saint Jo came out running and gunning and while the team did not make a lot of its shots, it was affective as the team led 10-5 after the first quarter.
The Lady Bears slowed the game down to handle Saint Jo’s press defense and slowly got back into the game as the Lady Panthers went cold from the field.
Gold-Burg drew a lot of free throws and was making them in order to cut the lead to one basket 23-20 at halftime.
Saint Jo came out in the second half and picked up the intensity.
The press defense started to affect the Lady Bears like it didn’t in the first half which led to easy points in transition.
This in turn got the Lady Panthers going offensively.
Saint Jo started the third quarter on an 11-3 run and never looked back as the lead grew more and more.
Gold-Burg got frustrated as mistakes piled up and could not get back to controlling the press and making Saint Jo pay for its aggressiveness.
The Lady Panthers won 60-38.
For Saint Jo, Kyler Dunn led the team with 24 points while Payzlie Cervantes was second with 18 points.
For Gold-Burg, Sadie Weaver led the team with 14 points. Shadie Whitaker was second with 11 points and Sierra Weaver also scored 10 points.
The Nocona Lady Indians won their 30th game of the season at Archer City on Friday night.
The Lady Indians won with little trouble against the Lady Cats.
Nocona had little worry heading into the game against an Archer City team that failed to win a district game this season.
The Lady Indians wasted little time as they went up 29-8 after the first quarter. That would first quarter total would have been enough as Nocona’s defense limited the Lady Cats to single digits below eight points in the final three quarters.
The Lady Indians did not keep up the lightning pace on offense which was the only negative for Coach Kyle Spitzer.
“After the first quarter, it just seemed like our offense wasn’t clicking like it normally does,” Spitzer said. “It looked like we were thinking too much. Our defense was pretty solid all game, for the most part. Overall, the effort and the urgency were there. It’s always good to get a win on the road.”
Nocona won 66-26.
Megyn Meekins led the team with 34 points and five assists. Skyler Smith was second with 11 points and led the team with 10 rebounds and five steals.
Aubree Kleinhans was second with seven rebounds, four steals and four assists to go with five points.
The Prairie Valley Lady Bulldogs lost a tough game at home against state-ranked Slidell.
The Lady Greyhounds won 62-26 against the Lady Bulldogs.
It was a mismatch just like all of Slidell’s district games have been, which meant it was a game Prairie Valley just had to get through.
Makaylee Gomez led the team with nine points while Natalee Young and Sara Horton were second scoring five points each.
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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