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Saint Jo girls beat Forestburg for first district title in a decade

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The Saint Jo Lady Panthers beat rival Forestburg on Friday 53-30 to secure their first district title in 10 years on senior night.

The Saint Jo Lady Panthers secured their first district title in 10 years with a win against Forestburg at home on Friday night.
The Lady Panthers won 53-30 against the Lady Horns in a game where whoever won would have wrapped up the district title.
Both teams came into the game with only one loss in district.
Saint Jo had beaten Forestburg the first game between the teams nearly a month ago 45-41. The Lady Panthers only loss in district came in their second game against Slidell.
It was packed inside Saint Jo’s Dome Gym as the Forestburg faithful traveled the 13 miles down the road to support the Lady Horns in the team’s first chance at a district title since possibly the 80s.
The first quarter started and neither team could get settled in offensively. Only two baskets were scored combined and the Lady Panthers led only 4-2 thanks to some made free throws.
The most important thing that happened occurred in the final minute of the quarter. Forestburg’s do everything ball handler Brenna Briles picked up her third foul. She sat not only the rest of that quarter but the full second quarter.
During that time Saint Jo’s offense picked up thanks in large part to its defense. With one of the Lady Horns ball handlers out, the Lady Panthers, who didn’t start the game with a full-court press, switched into it and really started to change the game.
Besides scoring on a three-point play at the beginning of the second quarter, Forestburg failed to score for the rest of it.
Saint Jo created turnovers and sped the game up to its preferred pace and shots finally started to fall for the Lady Panthers.
Payzlie Cervantes made three 3-pointers and scored 11 of the team’s 19 points in the quarter to break away from the Lady Horns.
Saint Jo led 23-5 heading into halftime and had all of the momentum.
Forestburg could only play better offensively going forward and started the third quarter making two 3-pointers early on to surpass its first half total. Unfortunately for the Lady Horns, Briles picked up foul four after three minutes and sat the rest of the quarter.
Despite her missing, Forestburg did a better job of taking care of the ball and scored two more baskets.
The Lady Horns also started employing a full-court press as well after not really having a chance to set it up with the lack of scoring.
It did not seem to slow down the Lady Panthers much. Four different players scored at least one basket as Saint Jo built its lead by outscoring Forestburg 14-11. The Lady Panthers led 37-16 heading into the fourth quarter.
It was a similar story even if both teams drew way more free throws in the final period than either had all game. Even when Saint Jo at times tried to slow the game down, the Lady Panthers still ended with the highest scoring quarter of the game for them.
Saint Jo outscored the Lady Horns 16-14 in the final period to win the game 53-30.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.

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Nocona Girls Interview

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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.

Nocona Booster Club photo

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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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