VAN ALSTYNE — Torin Riddick scored 12 points as third-place Van Alstyne defeated Bonham, 49-16, in District 10-3A action to inch closer to a playoff berth.
Mireya Mullins added 10 points, Micah Welch chipped in nine points and Bailey Henderson totaled six points for Van Alstyne (13-14, 6-5), which guaranteed no worse than a play-in game for a postseason spot. The Lady Panthers can clinch a berth with a win at Whitewright to close out the regular season on Tuesday. A Whitewright win would force a three-way tie with VA and Leonard in a battle for the final two playoff spots.
Bells 38, Whitewright 30
In Bells, Cheznie Hale had 20 points and six rebounds as district co-leader Bells defeated fifth-place Whitewright.
Haley Arledge added 12 points and eight rebounds and Jaiden Tocquigny grabbed seven rebounds for Bells (25-6, 10-1), which ends the regular season at Blue Ridge on Tuesday night. A win would guarantee at least a share of the district title.
Skylar Gerner scored nine points, Katy Long added eight points and Natalie Alexander chipped in six points for Whitewright (12-20, 5-6), which must win its last game at home against Van Alstyne to force a play-in tourney with VA and Leonard for a postseason berth. The Lady Tigers will be eliminated with a loss.
Howe 66, Leonard 28
In Howe, Sierra Copeland had 22 points and 18 rebounds as district co-leader Howe defeated third-place Leonard.
Cassidy Anderson added 18 points and four rebounds, Jenna Honore totaled 12 points and four assists and Ally Harvey chipped in six points and 15 rebounds for Howe (24-5, 10-1), which ends the regular season at Bonham on Tuesday night. A win would guarantee at least a share of the district title.
Leonard (17-16, 6-6) has the district bye to finish the year and will clinch a playoff spot with a Van Alstyne win over Whitewright. If Whitewright wins, the three teams will be tied for third and need to determine the final two playoff spots.
McKinney North 62, Sherman 51
In Sherman, Abigail Khader scored 11 points for the Lady Bearcats but first-place McKinney North beat Sherman at Bearcat Gymnasium.
Jayla Jones also finished with 11 points and Andre’sha Luper chipped in nine points for Sherman (9-22, 0-9), which closes out the season by hosting rival Denison at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Pottsboro 43, Gunter 34
In Pottsboro, the Lady Cardinals won a key district contest for playoff seeding over the Lady Tigers.
Pottsboro (23-7, 8-3) moved into a tie with Pilot Point for second place with one game remaining. The Lady Cardinals play at S&S on Tuesday night and will wait to see if they end up in a tie with Pilot Point or Gunter for seeding.
Gunter (20-14, 8-4), which dropped to fourth place by a half game, has the district bye to end the regular season on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers will wait to see if there will be a tie with either Pottsboro or Pilot Point in the standings. If both win, Gunter will be the fourth seed.
Ponder 67, Whitesboro 22
In Whitesboro, Elly Harper had five points and three rebounds for the Lady Bearcats but first-place Ponder came away with the district victory.
Libby Langford added five points and four steals, Skyler Brannan and Jessica Hamon totaled four points apiece and Ashlee Hensley grabbed eight rebounds for Whitesboro (7-25, 2-9), which closes out the season at Callisburg on Tuesday night.
Ponder (22-10, 10-1) clinched the district title with the victory.
Pilot Point 53, S&S 31
In Pilot Point, the Lady Rams suffered a district loss against second-place Pilot Point.
S&S (13-19, 3-8) will close out the season by hosting Pottsboro on Tuesday night.
Collinsville 87, Tioga 26
In Collinsville, the Lady Pirates clinched their third straight outright district championship with a victory against Tioga.
Collinsville (27-6, 9-0) will finish the regular season at Lindsay on Tuesday night.
Sandra Zuniga scored eight points, Rylee Alexander added six points and Annsleigh Koberick and Erica Quintin chipped in three points apiece for Tioga (2-22, 0-9), which ends the season by hosting Tom Bean on Tuesday.
Valley View 40, Tom Bean 31
In Tom Bean, Kaitlyn Lind scored nine points during fifth-place Tom Bean’s district loss against second-place Valley View.
Bri Yale added eight points while Emma Lowing and Taylor Brown each chipped in six points for Tom Bean, which was eliminated from playoff contention with the loss. The Lady Tomcats close out the season at Tioga on Tuesday.
Valley View (20-8, 7-2) clinched the second seed for the playoffs with the win.