The No. 9-ranked Chireno Lady Owls jumped up a classification on Saturday to battle a Top 10 squad from Class 2A and the result was the 43-32 road win over No. 8-ranked Tenaha in the Special Events Center.
Here’s a look at the weekend’s area action:
#9 Chireno 43, #8 Tenaha 32 (Sat.) — The Class 1A Chireno Lady Owls improved their season mark to 9-4 on the season with a road win over Class 2A Tenaha, 43-32, on Saturday in the Special Events Center.
Nelly Vargas and Jessie Durrett both scored 14 points to lead the Chireno attack, with Vargas adding eight rebounds, five steals and five assists. Durrett recorded a double-double with 10 boards.
Alaina Goodwin chipped in nine points, three assists and three rebounds, while Whitney Sargent added six points and nine boards. Saylor Holloway added four boards and three assists and Maddie Holy contributed to the win.
#4 Douglass 71, Cushing 18 (Fri.) — The No. 4-ranked Douglass Lady Indians remained unbeaten on the 2020-21 season with a 71-18 home win against Cushing in District 22-2A action on Friday. DHS is now 18-0 on the year, 6-0 in district play.
Junior Mariah Neal led the Douglass attack, hitting 12-of-15 from the field, including 10-of-12 from two-point territory, to lead all scorers in the game with 27 points. Freshman Evelyn Rice had a big night, scoring 10 of her 13 points in the first half to finish with 13 points. She converted 3-of-5 behind the three-point arc.
Junior Faith Wilcox threw in nine points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field, while freshman Ariana Neal dumped in eight, junior Josie Watson pitched in seven on 3-of-6 from the field. Junior Madyson Freeman had a four-point effort and sophomore Abigail Richardson scored three points.
Junior Lexie Nichols led the Cushing attack with six points, with junior Lexie Moore adding five points. Freshman Jacelynn Harvey, freshman Delaney Hancock and senior Bailey Burt pitched in two points apiece and senior Ashlee Brandon scored one point.
Cushing 34, Alto 28 (Sat.) — The Galkats went on the road Saturday and captured a hard-fought 34-28 win over Alto.
Burt led all Cushing scorers with 12 points, with senior Kyelie Broumley throwing in six. Harvey, Moore and senior Ashlee Brandon each contributed four points for the Galkats, with Nichols pitching in three and junior Tanlei Williamson scoring one point.
Tyra led the Lady Jackets with 17 points, with Bruton adding seven.
Woden 55, Garrison 14 (Fri.) — Woden junior post Chelsea Brookshire scored 11 of her game-high 15 points in the middle two periods Friday night to lead the Lady Eagles to a District 22-2A win over Garrison, 55-14, in Garrison.
Senior Makena Meador also threw in 15 points for the Lady Eagles, while senior Briley Watkins and sophomore Adyson Loudenslager both chipped in eight points, junior Callie Parmer added five, and junior Hunter Holler and sophomore Haylee Hornbuckle dropped in two each.
Sophomore Crystal Edwards led the Lady Bulldogs with five points, with freshman Bethany Brucia chipping in four and sophomore Keisha Gregg and sophomore Karli Stokes scoring two each.
Martinsville 36, Gary 34 (Fri.) — Martinsville senior Carmen Choate dropped in six points in the second period and added five more in the fourth to lead all scorers with 16 points Friday night in a 36-34 Lady Pirate win over Gary at home in District 23-2A action Friday night in Pirate Gymnasium.
Senior Megan Choate added 11 points for MHS, with senior Gracie Whitehead throwing in eight points.
NACOGDOCHES AREA BASKETBALL
Friday, Jan. 8
Nacogdoches 46, Palestine 36
Central Heights 51, Jacksonville 44
Douglass 72, Cushing 61
Gary 68, Martinsville 36
Garrison 67, Woden 37
Tenaha 50, Tyler Heat 45
Alto 68, Mount Enterprise 42
Burkeville at Chireno — Postponed
Douglass 71, Cushing 18
Woden 55, Garrison 14
Nacogdoches 59, Tyler High 50 (OT)
Martinsville 36, Gary 34
Saturday, Jan. 9
Chireno 43, Tenaha 32
Cushing 34, Alto 28