Boys Basketball Roundup — Denison edges Gunter; Bells, Tioga win district openers
GUNTER — Caleb Heavner had 30 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as the Denison Yellow Jackets earned their first victory of the season by holding off Gunter, 67-65, in non-district action.
Asa Osbourn added 12 points and four steals for Denison (1-4), which will start District 10-5A action on Tuesday when it hosts rival Sherman at 2 p.m.
Kenny Burkholder had 28 points, five steals and four rebounds, Cade Dodson added 14 points, four rebounds and three steals and Cole Lemons chipped in eight points and six rebounds for Gunter (2-10), which will open District 11-3A action at Pottsboro on Tuesday night.
Boyd 46, S&S 34
In Sadler, Jake Reynolds had 11 points and seven rebounds during S&S' loss against Boyd to open district play.
Chase Sloan added nine points, seven rebounds and three steals, Daymon Orr chipped in six points and Brett Steward grabbed six rebounds for S&S (1-7, 0-1), which hosts Pilot Point on Monday.
Callisburg 60, Whitesboro 51
In Callisburg, Jackson Kupper had 19 points and five rebounds during Whitesboro’s loss against Callisburg to open district play.
Torran Naglestad added 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals, Mac Harper chipped in six points and eight assists, Jake Hermes totaled six points and seven rebounds and Major Ledbetter finished with six points, six steals and four rebounds for Whitesboro (3-7, 0-1), which hosts Paradise on Monday.
Callisburg (11-0, 1-0) plays at Ponder on Monday.
Bells 43, Blue Ridge 33
In Bells, Tanner Carter scored 22 points as the Panthers opened district play with a victory against Blue Ridge.
Bells (7-0, 1-0) is scheduled to play at Leonard on Tuesday.
Tioga 56, Chico 39
In Tioga, Devon English scored 22 points as the Bulldogs opened district action with a victory over Chico.
Logan Westbrook added 14 points, Lucas Vaughn added nine points and
Rylan Newman chipped in seven points for Tioga (5-7, 1-0), which hosts Alvord on Tuesday.
Collinsville 65, Alvord 58
In Collinsville, Brayden Ward had 11 points and eight rebounds during the Pirates' district-opening loss against Alvord.
Luis Hernandez scored 11 points, Thomas Mendell added 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists and Jace Crisp chipped in nine points for Collinsville (2-7, 0-1), which plays at Lindsay on Monday.
Van Alstyne 70, Canton 39
In Van Alstyne, J.J. Boling scored 21 points as the Panthers rolled to a non-district victory against Canton.
Carson Brown added 18 points and Tom Fowler and Kade Ramer each chipped in seven points for Van Alstyne (5-7), which starts District 9-4A action at Aubrey on Tuesday.
Texoma Christian 65, Grayson Christian 20
In Sherman, Kason Williams hit six three-pointers and finished with 22 points as Texoma Christian defeated Grayson Christian in non-district action.
Thomas Barnett added 21 points while Bryce Ryeczyk and Landon Keizer each totaled seven points for Texoma Christian (4-1), which hosts Denton Calvary on Monday.