Three city teams in championship games at tourney
NEW BOSTON, Texas— Dunks, steals, 3-point shots, thrills and spills were all part of the action in day two of the Gunslinger Shootout basketball tournament.
Pleasant Grove’s girls, Liberty-Eylau’s girls, and Liberty-Eylau’s boys are all set to play for the championships.
In the girls division, Pleasant Grove takes on Liberty-Eylau in the title game at 6 p.m. today. Arkansas High tangles with New Boston in the thirdplace game at 3 p.m.
On the other side of the girls bracket, Texas High’s junior varsity clashes with Fouke in the consolation game at noon. LibertyEylau’s junior varsity plays Hope in the guaranteed game at 9 a.m.
On the boys side, LibertyEylau plays Paris for the championship at 7:30 p.m. New Boston faces Arkansas High in the third-place game at 4:30.
On the other side of the boys bracket, Idabel, Okla., takes on Clarksville in the consolation game at 1:30 p.m., while Daingerfield plays Hope at 10:30 a.m. in the guaranteed game.
GIRLS DIVISION Pleasant Grove 50, Arkansas High 37
Keshawn Davis kept the scorekeeper busy as she poured in 15 points to lead the Lady Hawks past the Lady Backs.
Shanequa Henry scored 11 points for Pleasant Grove.
Jayla Easter swished in a game-high 16 points for Arkansas High.
Liberty-Eylau 68, New Boston 57
Eliyah Howard and Skylier Bailey lit up the nets for 17 points apiece as the Lady Leopards punched their ticket into the championship game.
Kyla Coston scored 14 points for Liberty-Eylau, while teammate Daycoria Meadows had 10.
Carlee Ratcliff had a gamehigh 18 points for the Lady Lions.
Tamiya Smith ripped the cords for 17 points, and teammate Chloe Davis added 13 for New Boston.
Fouke 72, Hope 32
Crysta Larey connected on three treys en route to scoring a game-high 20 points for the Lady Panthers in the victory.
Fouke built a 38-16 halftime lead and never looked back as the Panthers outscored the Lady Cats in each quarter.
Taylor Hardin contributed
12 points for Fouke, while teammate Jade Perry scored 10.
Mariuna McClenton paced Hope with a team-high 16 points.
Fouke knocked down a total of 13 shots from 3-point land as a team.
Texas High JV 63, Liberty-Eylau JV 23
Ashanti Northcross and Jalyn Gollette each scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Lady Tigers’ junior varsity to the win.
Amari Morrison contributed 11 points for Texas High.
Tamara Norris paced the Lady Leopards with eight points.
BOYS DIVISION Liberty-Eylau 78, New Boston 47
Kentraile Atkins lit up the nets for a team-high 14 points as the Leopards powered past the Lions.
Thirteen different Liberty-Eylau players scored. Dominique Williams scored 11 points, and teammate Howard Barron chipped in 10 for the Leopards.
Bishop Fields poured in a game-high 17 points for New Boston. Jamon Powell contributed 15 points.
Paris 57, Arkansas High 36
Trevon Dennis scored 16 points and teammate Jameon Mitchell added 15 as the Wildcats rolled past the Hogs.
Jaylon Randle led Arkansas High with 11 points, while teammate Micah Yarber added 10 points.
Clarksville 48, Hope 41
Michael Moore and Quay Scales each scored 17 points to lead the Blue Tigers to the victory.
Jaydon Riley paced the Bobcats with 11 points, while teammate Zakee Lawson scored nine.
The Blue Tigers built a 10-point lead in the fourth, 40-30. But Hope came back to rally within three at 42-39 with 1:39 left in the game.
Larry Peters hit a pair of free throws with 40 seconds left for the Bobcats to make it a one point game, 42-41.
Markeath Garcia knocked down two shots from the charity stripe as Clarksville took a 44-41 edge with 24 seconds left.
The Bobcats missed a 10-foot jumper, and the Blue Tigers sealed the win with excellent free throw shooting down the stretch (4 for 4).
Idabel 50, Daingerfield 47
The Tigers took a slight 22-20 lead at halftime, but were outscored 30-25 in the second half.
Daingerfield shot just 29 percent from the free throw line on 4-of-14 shooting; a stat that changed the complexion of the game.
■ Leopards Dominique Williams makes a successful layup while being guarded by a New Boston Lion on Friday at the Gunslinger Basketball Tournament at New Boston High School in New Boston, Texas.
■ Leopards Howard Barron intercepts the ball from New Boston Lions and makes a successful layup on Friday at the Gunslinger Basketball Tournament at New Boston High School in New Boston, Texas.