Two of the best teams in Class 2A DI Region III squared off Friday night at Stephen F. Austin's Homer Bryce Stadium in a contest that was predicted to be a slugfest when the Timpson Bears tangled with the unbeaten Beckville Bearcats.
Nacogdoches area girls basketball teams have been busy early on in their 2021-22 seasons. Local teams have experienced a lot of success, headed by the Central Heights Lady Blue Devils, who captured the title of the New Summerfield Tournament last weekend with a big win over Troup.
The Nacogdoches Dragons headed into the Thanksgiving break on a high note with a victory over Hudson on Tuesday, while Martinsville, Douglass and Chireno all picked up wins earlier this week to lead Nacogdoches area boys basketball action.
CHIRENO — In a battle between two teams separated by a mere 18 miles, it was the No. 22-ranked Woden Eagles who had the slight advantage over the No. 19-ranked Chireno Owls, 56-49, Tuesday night in Owl Gymnasium.
DOUGLASS — At times last season, the Douglass Lady Indians seemed to play at an almost perfect level defensively. But when they failed to advance to the state tournament, they knew they needed more.
Eight turnovers by young Nacogdoches Dragon squad in the third quarter during Monday afternoon’s nondistrict matchup with Hallsville was enough for the Bobcats build a five-point lead, and HHS held off the Dragons down the stretch for a 58-55 victory inside Dragon Coliseum.
CHIRENO — A stout defense, along with the sharpshooting ability of senior Saylor Holloway, powered the No. 19-ranked Chireno Lady Owls over the San Augustine Lady Wolves, 56-25, Monday night in Owl Gymnasium.
FAIRFIELD — No. 3-ranked Timpson fumbled on its first series Friday night, then scored touchdowns on 10 consecutive offensive possessions, as the Bears annihilated the Thorndale Bulldogs, 74-13, at Eagle Stadium in a Class 2A DI Region III Area playoff.
WELLS — The Woden Lady Eagles opened the Wells Invitational Tournament with a pair of wins, while the Chireno Owls recorded a hard-fought 29-24 victory over Cushing in a low-scoring battle.