ET Boys Basketball Roundup
Dec. 29, 2017 at 10:37 p.m.
LEROY ROMINES MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
TODAY'S SCHEDULE: Seventh Place: Hallsville vs. Henderson, 10 a.m., Green Gym; Fifth Place: Pine Tree vs. Liberty-Eylau, 10 a.m., Lobo Coliseum; Third Place: Trimble Tech vs. John Tyler, 11:30 a.m., Lobo Coliseum; Championship: Longview vs. Lufkin, 1 p.m., Lobo Coliseum
PINE TREE 60, HENDERSON 30: JJ Sparkman led a trio of Pirates in double digits in 60-30 rout of Henderson.
Isaiah Lawson followed with 12 points and Keshon Williams had 10 for Pine Tree, who led 15-6 after the first quarter.
Markell Washington had a team-high 14 points for Henderson in the loss.
TRIMBLE TECH 76, HALLSVILLE 56: Trimble Tech rallied in the second quarter and pulled away in the third in a 76-56 win over Hallsville.
Shadd Berg dropped a game-high 23 points in the loss for Hallsville, who led 14-12 after the first. Jeremy Swalley followed with 12 points for the Bobcats.
Jujuan White led Trimble Tech with 22 points and Tariq Roberts had 17.
LIBERTY-EYLAU 70, HALLSVILLE 69: Hallsville mounted a second-half comeback but fell just short in a 70-69 loss to Liberty-Eylau.
The Leopards led 41-32 at halftime and 58-55 heading into the fourth quarter.
Shadd Berg dropped 23 points for Hallsville, followed by 10 from Kobe Hogan.
Isaiah Cross led L-E with 15 points, Decorian Phillips had 14 and Kameron Green followed with 13.
JOHN TYLER 74, HENDERSON 61: John Tyler jumped to a 26-12 lead after the first quarter en route to a 74-61 win over Henderson.
Quinn Hall had 18 points in the loss for Henderson. Caleb Medford followed with 12 points.
Michael Hogg had 22 points and Jaivon Williams 19 for John Tyler.
OTHER SCORES: Kevontae Hurts had 24 points as Lufkin beat John Tyler, 62-57; Roberts had 19 points, leading four in double digits in Trimble Tech's 74-44 win over Hempstead.
SPRING HILL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
MOUNT VERNON 77, MARSHALL 61: Vencent Rockwall's 32 points lifted the Mount Vernon Tigers to a 77-61 victory over the Marshall Mavericks in the championship game.
Rockwell, who was named the tourney MVP, rattled home a dozen points in the second quarter as the state-ranked Tigers went to the half with a 33-28 lead.
The Tigers (18-1) closed with a flurry of 22 points in each of the final two stanzas and brought home the top hardware.
Kason Pletcher added 17 points for Mount Vernon, while Marshall was led by Lee Jefferson's 17 points.
MARSHALL 65, THE WOODLANDS 63, OT: A fourth-quarter rally by the Marshall Mavericks sent their semifinal match to overtime with the Woodlands Warriors. Lee Jefferson scored seven of his 16 points in the extra session as the Mavs prevailed, 65-63, in a thriller.
Marshall trailed 46-31 after three quarters and appeared destined to the third place game. Woodlands opted to try and take the air out of the ball and it backfired.
Te Brooks tossed in 13 points and CC Love was right behind with 12 points.
Nash Golazewski poured in a game-high 26 points in defeat for the Warriors.
MOUNT VERNON 66, SPRING HILL 55: There wasn't an answer for Mount Vernon's duo of Vencent Rockwell and Tyler Cooper as they combined for 50 points in a 66-55 semifinal win over the host Spring Hill Panthers.
Rockwell paved the way for the state-ranked Tigers (17-1) with 26 points, while Cooper was equally lethal from the perimeter with 24 points.
The Panthers (10-5) managed to take a 19-14 lead after eight minutes as Tyler Caron scored six of his team-high 17 points.
A transition layup by Cooper at 5:29 of the second quarter gave Mount Vernon a 21-19 advantage. It was the first time Spring Hill had trailed in the tournament.
The Panthers trailed by as much as 14 in the third quarter when Cooper ripped a trey at 4:42. Spring Hill could get no closer than eight points on four different occasions.
Exavier Hinton chipped in 11 points, while Casey Mudoh and Kyren Miller each had 10 points in the loss.
PITTSBURG 71, WINONA 38: The Pittsburg Pirates built a comfortable 34-20 halftime lead and iced things with a 22-6 third period, leading to a one-sided 71-38 defeat of the Winona Wildcats at the Spring Hill Christmas Classic here Friday,
Keithlen Griffin paced a trio of Pirates in double digits with 17 points. Jaylon Jimmerson added 16 points and Ty Hickman netted an additional 12 points.
GILMER 65, ATLANTA 41: Tra Fluellen popped for 20 points as the Gilmer Buckeyes coasted to a 65-41 win over the Atlanta Rabbits.
The Buckeyes eased out to a 16-10 lead after eight minutes and held a 26-18 advantage at the break. Fluellen scored 13 of his game-high points in the second half.
Eddie Ray added 15 for the Buckeyes, including a couple 3s. The Rabbits were led by Jawan King's 10 points in the loss.
TATUM 64, MINEOLA 50: Using the long-distance approach, the Tatum Eagles rolled to a 64-50 victory over the Mineola Yellow Jackets. Tatum launched a lot of bombs beyond the arc and connected on 11 in the contest.
JaKobe Mitchell, who led the assault with three 3s, finished with 13 points overall. Teammate Drake Smith also netted 13 points for the Eagles.
Cameron Sorenson was high point for the Jackets in a losing effort with nine.
DAINGERFIELD 64, WEST RUSK 63: A last-second basket proved to be the deciding factor in the Daingerfield Tigers' 64-63 squeaker over the West Rusk Raiders.
The Raiders saw their 40-35 lead after three quarters dissolve in a barrage of late points by the Tigers.
Mikai Reeves led the Tigers with 23 points, including nine in the pivotal fourth quarter. Reggie Jeter added 15 and had a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the final period.
West Rusk got 23 points in a losing cause from Talon Winings.
GILMER 73, DAINGERFIELD 40: Eddie Ray dropped in 26 points and Tra Fluellen added 21 points as the Gilmer Buckeyes steamrolled to a 73-40 pasting of the Daingerfield Tigers.
The Buckeyes stormed out to a 22-4 lead in the first quarter and doubled up the Tigers at intermission by a score of 38-19.
Red Jones joined Ray and Fluellen in doubles with 14 points.
The Tigers got 19 points from Mikai Reeves and Reggie Jeter contributed 13 points in the loss.
GLEN EVANS CLASSIC
TROUP CLAIMS TITLE: TROUP -- Led by three all-tournament selections, host Troup took first place with wins over Beckville and Carlisle.
Shane Thomas had 20 points, Jared Jackson 11 and Quincy Kincade and Grayson Driggs 10 each in Troup's 75-47 win over Beckville. Kincade had three threes in the win.
In a 54-38 win over Carlisle, Driggs had a game-high 16 points and the Tigers (19-2) got double-digit outings from Thomas (12 points), Jones Ard (12) and Weslee Ross (10).
Jared Jackson won tournament MVP while Thomas, Ross, Dylan Willis (Frankston), Gerald Turner (Carlisle) and Brayden Martin (Carlisle) earned all-tournament honors.
HUGHES SPRINGS 82, BLOOMBURG 35: BLOOMBURG — Both Markees Kemp and Chandler King scored 18 points to pace the Hughes Springs Mustangs to an 82-35 win over Bloomburg.
Tradarian Craver added 16 points, Bryce Johnston nine and Ty Menefee eight as the Mustangs improved to 14-5 on the season.
The Mustangs visit Redwater for a district encounter Thursday.
ETCS 50, CHS 47: James Sawyer led three Chargers in double digits with 22 points as East Texas Christian took a 50-47 win over Christian Heritage.
Garrett Oehlert and Matthew Vetter each had 10 points. John Sawyer chipped in six points as well for East Texas Christian.