By Will Johnson
EAST TEXAS – With the holiday season now over, basketball season in Houston and Anderson County is in a full court press. Several of the area teams have already started district play and those that haven’t should begin jockeying for a shot at the postseason by the end of the week.
Starting at the Class 3A level, the Crockett Bulldogs evened their district record on Tuesday of last week with a 59-38 win over the Trinity Tigers. On Friday their game with the Coldspring –Oakhurst Trojans was cancelled because of weather concerns.
The Dawgs were off on Tuesday Jan. 10 but were expected to make up the Coldspring game. Crockett is back in action on Friday, Jan. 13 for a game against the Anderson-Shiro Owls.
The Lady Bulldogs also took on Trinity and started the New Year with a bang on Tuesday, Jan. 3 as they hammered the Trinity lady Tigers by a final of 70-16. The win improved their District 21-3A record to 3-1.
Like their counterparts on the boys’ squad, their Friday game with the Coldspring –Oakhurst Lady Trojans was cancelled because of weather concerns. The Lady Dawgs were off on Tuesday, Jan. 10 but were expected to make up the Coldspring game. Crockett is back in action on Friday, Jan. 13 for a game against the Anderson Shiro Lady Owls.
At the Class 2A level, District 20-2A competition began on Friday, Jan. 6 for the girls. The Grapeland Sandiettes began district competition with a convincing win over the Dallardsville Big Sandy Lady Wildcats by a score of 47-23.
On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Sandiettes travelled to Groveton for a game against the Groveton Lady Indians. As of press time, the score was unavailable. The Sandiettes return home for a game on Friday, Jan. 13 against the Lovelady Lady Lions.
The Grapeland Sandies started off the week in dominating fashion on Tuesday, Jan. 3 with 59-18 win over the Douglass Indians. Unfortunately, the suffered a setback against the Fairfield Eagles on Friday by a score of 76-43.
The Sandies hosted the Pollock Central Bulldogs on Tuesday, Jan. 10 but as of press time, the score was unavailable. Grapeland opens district play on Friday, Jan. 13 against the Lovelady Lions.
The Latexo Lady Tigers defeated the Neches Lady Tigers on Tuesday, Jan. 3 by a final score of 48—37. Friday was a different story, however as the Centerville Lady Tigers defeated Latexo. Latexo travelled to Lovelady on Tuesday, Jan. 10 but as of press time the score was unavailable.
The Latexo Tigers had a rough week last week as they lost to the Apple Springs Eagles by a final of 60-35 and also to the Cushing Bearkats by a score of 53-23.
The Latexo boys were off on Tuesday, Jan 10 but will be back in action along with the Latexo girls as they welcome the Lovelady Lions to town on Friday, Jan. 13 for Homecoming.
The Lovelady Lions opened district play on Friday against the Groveton Indians on Friday and took care of business with a 50-22 win. They also won on Tuesday, Jan. 3 with a defeat of the Iola Bulldogs, 52-49.
The Lions also won on Friday as they took down the Douglass Indians by a final score of 69-49. The Lions welcomed the Broaddus Bulldogs to Lovelady on Monday for a game before they tipped off their district season against their cross county rivals – the Grapeland Sandies – on Friday, Jan. 13 in Grapeland.
At the Class 1A level, the Kennard Tigers won last week’s first game against the Martinsville Pirates by a score of 68-41, but lost their second game to the Alto Yellow Jackets 60-51.
The Kennard Lady Tigers fell to the Martinsville Lady Pirates by a final score of 51-48. They were back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 10 against the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets but as of press time, the score was unavailable.
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