Boys Basketball Roundup — VA starts 9-4A play with OT win
AUBREY — J.J. Boling hit five three-pointers and finished with 22 points as Van Alstyne opened District 9-4A play with a 69-60 victory in overtime against Aubrey.
Carson Brown scored 13 points, Tom Fowler added 11 points, Nathan Henley chipped in eight points and Blake Skipworth totaled seven points for Van Alstyne (6-7, 1-0), which hosts Anna at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Zac Hamilton scored 24 points to lead Aubrey (6-5, 1-1).
Bells 59, Leonard 41
In Leonard, Tanner Carter scored 17 points as Bells defeated Leonard in district action.
Blake Rolen added 11 points and Keaton High chipped in 10 points for Bells (8-0, 2-0), which travels to Paris Chisum for a non-district match-up on Tuesday.
Leonard (2-6, 0-1) plays at Farmersville in a non-district contest on Tuesday.
Pottsboro 77, Gunter 60
In Pottsboro, Aidan Cannon scored 26 points as the Cardinals earned a district victory over Gunter.
Brett Nix added 20 points, Titus Lyons and Braden Driggs chipped in nine points apiece and Jake Kubik totaled six points for Pottsboro (9-2, 2-0), which travels to Tioga for a non-district contest on Tuesday.
Kenny Burkholder had 29 points and five steals, Cole Lemons added eight points and four rebounds and Mason Peacock chipped in seven points for Gunter (2-11, 0-1), which plays at Callisburg in non-district action on Tuesday.
Blue Ridge 49, Whitewright 41
In Whitewright, Aaron Pitt scored 15 points during Whitewright's district-opening loss against Blue Ridge.
Jeremiah Camarillo added 10 points while Kayden Carraway and Reilly Evans added six points for Whitewright (7-4, 0-1), which plays at Leonard in a district make-up on Tuesday.
Blue Ridge (9-4, 1-1) plays at Avery in non-district action on Thursday.