Jeremy Norvell had 16 points, five rebounds and three assists as fourth-place Sherman defeated Wichita Falls, 68-59, in District 5-5A action at Bearcat Gymnasium on Friday night.
Kemonte Dowdy scored 15 points, Jaylyn Cleamons totaled 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Blaise Bentsen finished with 12 points and seven rebounds and Rayvon Hester scored nine points for Sherman (16-13, 5-4), which will clinch a playoff spot with a victory at rival Denison at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Denton Ryan 101, Denison 57
DENTON — Pierce Barker made five three-pointers and scored 21 points during Denison’s 5-5A loss against district co-leader Denton Ryan on Friday night.
Mykel Anderson added 13 points while Nate Uber and Hagen Byerly finished with eight points apiece for Denison (10-19, 3-7), which must win when it hosts rival Sherman on Tuesday night to keep its playoff hopes alive.
Bonham 73, Anna 40
BONHAM — Wyatt Dolberry scored 22 points as Bonham defeated Anna in district action on Friday night.
Josh Ukpe added 14 points and Izaiah Epps chipped in nine points for fourth-place Bonham (19-9, 3-4), which is just a game behind a three-way tie for second place.
Melissa 69, Celina 67
MELISSA — Junior Castleberry scored 26 points and Melissa edged first-place Celina in district action on Friday night.
Brendon Lewis added 15 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Mark Fisher chipped in eight points for Melissa, which moved into a three-way tie with Princeton and Aubrey for second place.
Karson Stastny scored 26 points, Kobe Ollison added 13 points and Noah Ross and Hayden Hollin finished with nine points apiece for Celina.
Pottsboro 60, Gunter 45
POTTSBORO — Kai Barr scored 15 points as second-place Pottsboro defeated Gunter in district action on Friday night.
Ethyn Snider added 13 points, Jaxon Recer totaled 12 points and Ross Hendrix finished with eight points for Pottsboro (23-5, 8-1).
Tyler Scott had 15 points, Zander Turner chipped in 10 points and Logan Nelson finished with nine points for Gunter (6-19, 3-7).
Ponder 69, Whitesboro 45
WHITESBORO — Scout Sanders scored 17 points during third-place Whitesboro’s district loss against first-place Ponder on Friday night.
Noah Robinson added nine points and Cade Acker chipped in six points for Whitesboro.
Van Alstyne 94, Howe 48
VAN ALSTYNE — Noah Boling hit five three-pointers and finished with 34 points as second-place Van Alstyne beat third-place Howe in district action on Friday night.
Tyler Sperry added 26 points while Samuel Tormos and Cam Montgomery chipped in nine points apiece for Van Alstyne (21-9, 8-1).
Ty Harvey and Clay Marshall each scored 10 points and Noah Campbell finished with nine points for Howe (12-10, 6-4), which clinched a playoff spot despite the loss.
Commerce 61, Whitewright 49
WHITEWRIGHT — Seth Jackson scored 12 points during Whitewright’s district loss against first-place Commerce on Friday night.
Marcus Reeves added 10 points for Whitewright (9-17, 3-7), which is two games behind fourth-place Leonard for the final playoff spot with two games left on its schedule.
Tom Bean 56, Valley View 51, 2 OT
TOM BEAN — Michael Cooper had 11 points and seven rebounds as third-place Tom Bean outlasted Valley View in double-overtime in district action on Friday night.
Ben Lind added 10 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, Bryce Grier chipped in nine points, five steals and four rebounds and Ryan Weems, Dillon Curd and Perry Williams all finished with eight points for Tom Bean (17-13, 4-3).
Lindsay 52, Bells 46
BELLS — Hunter Hawthorne scored 16 points during Bells’ district loss against second-place Lindsay on Friday night.
Tristan Mallory added eight points and Wrangler Priest chipped in seven points for Bells (17-13, 4-3), which sits in fourth place.
TAPPS District 2-2A
Texoma Christian 79, Muenster Sacred Heart 60
Marlen Williams scored 24 points as first-place Texoma Christian defeated Muenster Sacred Heart in district action on Friday night.
Matthew McCarthy added 11 points and Weston Chaddick finished with 10 points for Texoma Christian (22-4, 9-0).