Rayvon Hester led five Sherman players in double-figure scoring on Tuesday night as the Bearcats rolled past Wichita Falls, 75-53, in District 5-5A action at Bearcat Gymnasium.
Hester was joined by Daishawn Nelson with 14 points, followed by Jaylyn Cleamons with 13, Jeremy Norvell with a dozen, and Kemonte Dowdy with 10.
The Bearcats (15-6, 2-1) outscored the Coyotes in every quarter, moving into a tie for third place with Wichita Falls Rider with a 1½-game cushion over fifth place.
Sherman will travel to Denison on Friday night for the first of two meetings between the two archrivals.
Denton Ryan 73, Denton 44
DENTON — Mykel Anderson scored 11 points in Denison’s 5-5A loss against Denton Ryan.
Christian Ruebeck added 10 points and Rustin Workman and Pierce Barker each finished with eight points apiece for Denison (5-17, 0-4), which hosts rival Sherman at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.
District 9-3A Gunter 63, Pottsboro 55
POTTSBORO — Brandyn Brewer scored 17 points as Gunter beat Pottsboro.
Logan Nelson added 13 points, Nick Gonzalez added nine points and Quentin Layman chipped in eight points for Gunter.
Trey McCullough scored 12 points, Ethyn Snider added 10 points and Kai Barr finished with nine points for Pottsboro (12-7, 1-2), which plays at S&S on Friday.
District 10-3A Van Alstyne 70, Howe 24
VAN ALSTYNE — Michael Hensley and Noah Boling each scored 16 points as Van Alstyne defeated Howe.
Tyler Sperry added 14 points and Luke Hundt added five points for Van Alstyne (13-8, 3-0).
Brandon Wall had nine points and James Cowin added seven points for Howe.
Leonard 57, Farmersville 48
FARMERSVILLE — Byron Bolin had 17 points and 12 rebounds as Leonard defeated Farmersville.
Nathan Anderson finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds and Brex Schur added nine points and four assists for Leonard.
TAPPS District 2-2A TCS 62, FW Bethesda 38
FORT WORTH — Blaise Bentsen had 25 points and nine rebounds as Texoma Christian defeated Bethesda Christian.
Carson Crow added 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, Kyle McCarthy totaled nine points, four steals and three assists and Marlen Williams finished with six points, five assists and five steals for Texoma Christian (18-2, 4-0).
Non-district Bells 56, Tioga 31
TIOGA — Hunter Hawthorne had 15 points, six rebounds and four blocks as Bells defeated Tioga.
Brendan Smith scored 11 points, Maverick Priest added 10 points and Tyler Hawthorne finished with seven points and nine rebounds for Bells.
Justin Rodriguez scored 13 points and Javier Rivera added nine points and seven rebounds for Tioga.
Honey Grove 60, Roxton 31
HONEY GROVE — Devin Fulbright scored 26 points as Honey Grove defeated Roxton in non-district action on Monday night.
Zeke Woods finished with 12 points and T.K. Williams and Trel Pruitt had six points apiece for Honey Grove, which opens district play at Wolfe City on Friday.