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Prairie Valley
The Prairie Valley Lady Bulldogs lost a tough game at home on Tuesday night against 2A Sam Rayburn.
The Lady Rebels won 61-28 against the overwhelmed Lady Bulldogs.
Prairie Valley was hoping to try and compete well despite coming off more than a week break thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Unfortunately, the Lady Bulldogs let the game slip away the longer it went on despite a competitive start to the game.
Prairie Valley knocked in some 3-pointers and trailed 17-11 after the first quarter.
The shooting did not keep up the rest of the game as the Lady Bulldogs scored only 17 points the final three quarters.
The more physical Lady Rebels continually got extra shots thanks to rebounding while limiting Prairie Valley to only one shot.
The lead grew more and more as the game went along as frustration set in with shots not going down and players trying to navigate a physical defense.
Sam Rayburn won 61-28.
Makaylee Gomez led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points while Linzie Priddy was second with eight points.

Nocona
The Nocona Lady Indians got to show off in front of their home crowd for the first time this season on Tuesday as they blew out Vernon.
The Lady Indians won 63-28 coming back from the holiday break.
State-ranked Nocona is still undefeated early in the season despite playing in a tough tournament in Decatur a few days before Thanksgiving against all bigger schools. Coming out of that experience, the Lady Indians knew they just had to play decent against Vernon to win, though Coach Kyle Spitzer would be hoping for more than the bare minimum.
His team delivered as they started off on fire, grabbing control with a 23-6 lead after the first quarter.
The lack of conditioning might have affected Nocona after that as well as Spitzer trying different things throughout the game to try and make all game time valuable despite his team already, having the win in hand.
Only the fourth quarter was close as the Lady Indians slowed down the pace and played keep away to limit the chance of Vernon making a final late-game push even though the deficit was too high. It was still a scenario Nocona usually ends any games with, no matter the score being close or not that has proved Spitzer and his team well as it won 63-28.
Meg Meekins led the team with 28 points, nine assists and four steals. Skyler Smith was second with 20 points while grabbing a team high eight rebounds.
Aubree Kleinhans added six points, Reagan Phipps five and Jolie Rose four points.

Saint Jo
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers won at Gainesville in their first game back from the holiday break on Tuesday night.
The Lady Panthers won decisively 50-31 against the Lady Leopards.
Saint Jo used its aggressive pressure defense to control the fast pace and cause some chaos, but it was not all good for Coach Daniel Lindenborn.
“We never could get in a groove shooting threes, but the girls did a great job of adapting and getting the ball inside,” Lindenborn said. “Defensively we still have some kinks to work out, but it is nothing that practice reps cannot fix.”

Forestburg
The Forestburg Lady Horns won their first game back from the long holiday break at home against Savoy.
The Lady Horns won 42-37 against the Lady Cardinals in come from behind fashion.
Forestburg trailed Savoy 20-9 at halftime as the Lady Cardinals size was too much for the Lady Horns.
Still, Forestburg’s fast pace seemed to be wearing on Savoy at the end of the first half which meant Coach Cori Hayes kept with his team’s original plan to push the ball to tire the Lady Cardinals out.
That along with a few adjustments allowed the Lady Horns to start coming back. Savoy made three 3-pointers in the third quarter to keep Forestburg at bay and still up double-digits 33-22 heading into the final period.
The fourth quarter saw the Lady Horns defense limit the Lady Cardinals to just four points. This allowed Forestburg on the other end to almost double its three-quarter total, scoring 20 points to come all the way back.
The Lady Horns won 42-37.
Lili Cisneros led the team with 15 points, scoring 12 in the final quarter to help power Forestburg offensively late in the game. Brenna Briles was second with six points.

Bellevue
The Bellevue Lady Eagles won a one-sided game at Garner on Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles won 73-20 against the Lady Horns.
Bellevue was coming off a rough tournament playing against bigger schools in Hirschi the days following Thanksgiving so the team had some experience following the holiday break.
The Lady Eagles rolled over Garner from start to finish, using their press defense to never let the Lady Horns get set offensively while pushing a fast pace on offense.
Cirstin Allen led the team with 17 points as she made five 3-pointers in the game. Callie Martin was second with 14 points and Braylie Hager also finished in double-figures with 12 points.

Gold-Burg
The Gold-Burg Lady Bears lost to Vernon Northside at home on Tuesday night.
The Lady Indians won 44-25 against the Lady Bears in a game that was closer in the first half, but the lack of depth hurt them as the game went along.
Gold-Burg does not have any bench players and most of the team has little varsity basketball experience.
Playing against a Northside team that employs a full-court press is a nightmare for a team like the Lady Bears, but the first half saw Gold-Burg hang with the Lady Indians.
Northside led 23-14 at halftime.
Eventually the long layoff and the lack of depth wore the Lady Bears down as the Lady Indians lead grew and grew in the second half.
Northside won 44-25.
Ollie Gaston led the team with nine points and Raigen Hilton was second with eight points.

Missing scores
Bowie had a bye game on Tuesday.

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Interview with Nocona basketball players Reagan Phipps (left) and Skyler Smith following their win against Lipan in the regional final to qualify for the state tournament on Feb. 24, 2024.
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Nocona’s Lady Indians are now statebound

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The Nocona Lady Indians defeated Lipan in the regional playoffs and are statebound. They won 50-41 in an exciting game. Watch for full photo and game coverage in the mid-week Bowie News and on our social media for future schedule.

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Bowie golf does well in first tournaments of the season

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Miley Thompson shot 95 and finished third overall individually and also helped the Lady Rabbits finish third as a team. (Courtesy photo)

The Bowie golf teams competed in the first tournaments of the season at both Flower Mound and at Muenster.
The boy’s one team finished seventh overall at course Tour 18 in Flower Mound. The boy’s second team and the girls team both finished third at Turtle Hill in Muenster.
The Jackrabbit team has all five players back from their team that finished third at the state tournament last season.
Playing some tough competition, the team was led by Cy Egenbacher who shot a team low 86. Hunter Lea shot 90, Rayder Mann shot 97 while Zac Harris and Andrew Sandhoff both shot 99. The total was 372 which was good for seventh place.
The Lady Rabbits were led by Miley Thompson who shot 95 which was good for third place individually. The rest of team included Tess Eganbacher and Reegen Ferguson shooting 109, Emily Cueva shooting 110 and Hanna Bell shooting 116. The team’s 423 total was good for third place.
Kendall Fallis was playing as medalist as her 106 score did not factor into the team’s total.
The second boys team was led by Hunter Fluitt, who shot 83 which was good for a fifth place finish. The rest of the included Gavin Brown shooting 97, Russell Anderson shooting 98, Trae Seigler shooting 102 and Bear Combs shooting 104. The 380 total was good for third place.

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