Gun­slinger Shootout

Three city teams in cham­pi­onship games at tour­ney

Texarkana Gazette - - SPORTS - By Brian Tyl

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.

Staff photo by Hunt Mercier

■ 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.

Staff photo by Hunt Mercier

■ 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.

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