Boys Basketball Roundup — Sherman picks up third straight victory
WYLIE — Vontrelle Sanders had 20 points and six steals as Sherman earned its third straight win by taking down Wylie East, 75-54, in District 10-5A action.
The victory moved Sherman (11-10, 5-5) into a fourth-place tie alongside The Colony with four games remaining in the chase for the district’s final playoff spot.
Kasai Burton added 19 points, eight assists and three steals, Jalarien Wilson totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks and Elijah Chapman finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds for the Bearcats, who host sixth-place Princeton on Tuesday night.
Wylie East (6-17, 2-8) will be eliminated from playoff contention with one more loss.
Lovejoy 85, Denison 34
In Lucas, Caleb Heavner scored nine points during Denison’s loss against first-place Lovejoy in district action.
Jadarian Price added four points for Denison (1-15, 0-11), which hosts The Colony on Tuesday night.
Lovejoy (14-3, 7-1) will clinch a playoff spot with two more wins.
Van Alstyne 70, Celina 62
In Celina, J.J. Boling scored 23 points as first-place Van Alstyne topped fourth-place Celina in district action.
Carson Brown and Blake Skipworth added 12 points each and Nathan Henley had 11 points for Van Alstyne (14-8, 9-1), which plays at Gainesville on Tuesday night.
Celina (15-9, 6-4) clinched a playoff spot despite the loss.
Whitesboro 72, Boyd 30
In Whitesboro, Mac Harper scored 15 points as second-place Whitesboro defeated Boyd in district play.
Jackson Kupper had 14 points, Torran Naglestad finished with nine points and eight assists, Jake Hermes contributed eight points, Cade Strange added six points and six rebounds and Canyon Parker chipped in six points and four steals for Whitesboro (12-9, 8-3), is tied with Ponder in second place going into their match-up at Ponder on Tuesday. The winner will clinch a playoff spot.
Paradise 49, S&S 45
In Paradise, Daymon Orr scored 22 points during S&S' district loss against fifth-place Paradise.
Jake Reynolds added 11 points and five rebounds, Kevin Sanchez chipped in seven points and Eli Mahan grabbed eight rebounds for S&S (4-16, 2-9), which hosts Valley View on Tuesday night.
Paradise (8-13, 5-5) remained a game behind Pilot Point in the race for the district's final playoff spot.
Bells 43, Whitewright 38
In Whitewright, Tanner Carter scored 21 points as Bells moved into first place after a district victory over fourth-place Whitewright.
The Panthers (15-3, 8-2) are a game in front of Pottsboro going into their match-up at Bells on Tuesday night.
Aaron Pitt scored 15 points and Jeremiah Camarillo added 13 points for Whitewright (13-7, 6-4), which is tied with Blue Ridge in fourth place. The Tigers play at Bonham on Tuesday night.
Howe 45, Gunter 43
In Howe, the Bulldogs edged Gunter and moved into third place with the district victory.
Howe (8-5, 6-3), which is a half-game in front of Whitewright and Blue Ridge, plays at Blue Ridge on Tuesday night.
Cole Lemons had 15 points and nine rebounds, Brady Harris added 14 points and Ivy Hellman chipped in six points for Gunter (3-10, 1-9), which hosts Leonard on Tuesday.
Pottsboro 64, Leonard 41
In Leonard, Aidan Cannon scored 15 points as second-place Pottsboro earned a win over Leonard in a district makeup contest.
Brett Nix added 12 points, Aaron Massie chipped in 11 points and Travis Teague totaled 10 points for Pottsboro (16-4, 7-2), which plays at Bells, the team that moved past Pottsboro into first place by a half game, on Tuesday night.
D.J. Brown scored nine points to lead Leonard (3-14, 1-9).
The Cardinals had dropped out of first place with a 46-42 loss against Bonham.
Bonham (14-6, 4-6) hosts fourth-place Whitewright on Tuesday.
Era 50, Collinsville 47
In Era, Gavin Giasson had 18 points and five steals during fifth-place Collinsville's district loss to fourth-place Era.
Nathen Bocanegra added nine points, Luis Hernandez chipped in eight points and five rebounds and Carter Scott grabbed 12 rebounds for Collinsville (6-13, 3-6), which is tied with Tioga in fifth place. The Pirates have the district bye on Tuesday before hosting Tioga on Friday night.
Era (4-10, 4-4) plays at Tioga on Tuesday.
Lindsay 62, Tioga 39
In Lindsay, Evan Mayes scored 22 points during fifth-place Tioga's lost against first-place Lindsay in district action.
Tristan Vaughn added seven points for Tioga (7-15, 3-6), which is tied with Collinsville in fifth place. The Bulldogs host fourth-place Era on Tuesday night.
Lindsay (13-4, 8-1) clinched a playoff spot with the win.
Celeste 51, Tom Bean 41
In Celeste, Tom Bean suffered a district loss against first-place Celeste.
Tom Bean (7-9, 2-6) will host Trenton on Tuesday night.
Celeste (19-4, 9-0) has the district bye on Tuesday before facing Trenton on Friday.