Girls Basketball Roundup — Tom Bean gets first district title since 2001
IVANHOE — Emmy Pennell scored 13 points as Tom Bean earned a share of its first district title since 2001 with a 50-42 victory against third-place Sam Rayburn to end 14-2A play.
Tom Bean (19-4, 11-1) and Bland shared the top spot in the standings and will need to determine the top two seeds for the playoffs. Their bi-district match-ups will be against either Era or Lindsay, depending on the tie-breaker between those two for the third and fourth seeds from 13-2A.
Taylor Brown had all 12 points in the second half, Kaitlyn Lind chipped in 10 points and Emma Lowing totaled seven points for the Lady Tomcats.
Addy Nichols scored 20 points and Abigail Keeton added seven points for Sam Rayburn (14-4, 8-4), which will play Alvord in the bi-district round.
Gunter 48, Whitewright 32
In Whitewright, the Gunter Lady Tigers finished off an undefeated run through 11-3A with play with a victory against fourth-place Whitewright to end the regular season.
Gunter (22-5, 14-0) will face Lone Oak in a Class 3A Region II bi-district contest at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Lovejoy.
Whitewright (18-5, 9-5) dropped from a three-way tie with Bells and Pottsboro in second place to the fourth seed for the playoffs and will have a bi-district matchup against District 12-3A champ Edgewood at 6 p.m. on Friday at Greenville.
Pottsboro 67, Blue Ridge 18
In Pottsboro, Hannah Fellinger had 14 points, 13 rebounds and three steals as the Lady Cardinals defeated Blue Ridge in the District 11-3A finale.
Pottsboro (20-5, 10-4) tied Bells for second place and won a coin flip to get the second seed while the Lady Panthers received the third seed. Pottsboro will face Prairiland in a bi-district matchup at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Paris.
Hadley Williams added 10 points and six assists, Emma Powlison scored nine points and Brayli Simpson, Kara Nuemann and Macy McBride each finished with six points for the Lady Cardinals.
Blue Ridge (9-16, 2-12) finished seventh in the district standings.
Collinsville 62, Tioga 52
In Tioga, Katie Johnson hit five three-pointers and finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds as fifth-place Collinsville ended its season with a victory against Tioga.
Madison Ashton added 17 points, six rebounds and five steals and Addisyn McDonnell totaled 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for the Lady Pirates (9-15, 4-8).
Kelsee Vandagriff had 18 points, 25 rebounds and seven blocks while Olivia Northcutt also scored 18 points to go with 11 rebounds and five assists and Blakely Arroyo chipped in four steals for Tioga (4-22, 2-10), which finished sixth in the district standings.
Van Alstyne 42, Whitesboro 32
In Whitesboro, Bailey Henderson scored 17 points as Van Alstyne defeated Whitesboro in a playoff warmup game.
Mireya Mullins added nine points and Kelsie Adams chipped in five points for Van Alstyne (15-7), which is the third seed out of 9-4A and will face the runner-up in 10-4A in the bi-district round of the playoffs.
Libby Langford and Allison Muntz each scored 10 points while Olivia Hildebrand added eight points for Whitesboro (16-10), which is the second seed out of 10-3A and takes on Keene to open the postseason at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Sanger.