The Joshua Owls won their first District 6-4A game of the season on Friday night, beating the Brewer Bears, 38-33.

With the victory, the Owls improved to 9-15 overall, 1-2 in the league heading into their road contest against Cleburne on Tuesday. Brewer dropped to 0-3 in league play.

Brewer owned the lead at the end of the first quarter, 6-4, and used a 10-9 scoring advantage in the second period to go into the locker room at the halftime break with a 16-13 edge.

The Bears netted just five points in the third quarter, while Joshua nearly doubled its first-half output, allowing the Owls to take a 24-21 lead into the final eight minutes.

Both teams nearly matched each other point for point in the fourth, but Joshua held on for the victory.

Jan Schneider had 23 points to lead the Owls in the win, while Korey Hill finished with six points.

Derek Ruth paced the Bears with 16 points, while Kevin Murray chipped in with seven points.



Paschal.....46

Burleson....37



The Burleson Elks remained winless in District 4-5A play on Friday, falling to the Paschal Panthers at home, 46-37.

Burleson dropped to 8-16 overall with the loss, 0-7 in district play, while Paschal improved to 4-3 in the league standings.

The Panthers took a 12-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and used a 10-7 edge in the second period to go into the intermission with a 22-15 advantage.

Both teams scored eight points in the third quarter as Burleson was unable to chip into the Paschal advantage, 30-23.

Paschal closed the contest with a 16-14 scoring edge in the fourth quarter to come away with the win.

Jeremy Lockhart finished with 16 points to lead the Panthers in the win.

Burleson got 10 points from junior Brent Falls in the loss, while Damon Latham contributed seven points.

The Elks host North Crowley on Tuesday to begin the second half of the district campaign.



West.......57

Venus.....34



The West Trojans got a combined 26 points from Aaron Kolar and D.J. Manolakis on Friday to beat the Venus Bulldogs in a District 8-3A tilt, 57-34.

With the win, West improved to 18-5 overall, 2-1 in district play, while Venus fell to 8-16, 0-3.

The game was close in the opening half as West owned an 11-10 lead after the first eight minutes. An 11-8 scoring edge by the Trojans in the second quarter over the Bulldogs allowed West to have a three-point cushion at the half, 22-18.

But the second half belonged to West.

A 20-10 outburst by the Trojans in the third quarter extended the West lead to double figures, 42-28, heading into the fourth period.

From there, West limited the Bulldogs to just six points, taking the victory.

Kolar had 14 points to lead West, while Manolakis finished with 12 points in the contest.

Tony Handy led Venus with nine points, while Cody Sheppard finished with six points.

The Bulldogs face Whitney at home on Tuesday.



Waxahachie......102

Alvarado.....51



The Waxahachie Indians scored 28 points in the first, third and fourth quarters en route to a 102-51 victory Friday night over the Alvarado Indians in a District 15-4A contest.

Waxahachie (10-11, 3-0) had five players score in double figures in the game, with Donnie Piper and Dominique Reagor recording 19 each.

Waxahachie took a 28-13 lead over Alvarado (2-19, 0-3) after the first eight minutes and used an 18-16 scoring edge in the second period to take a 46-29 advantage into the break.

In both the third and fourth quarters, Waxahachie outscored Alvarado, 28-11, claiming the win.

Joining Piper and Reagor in double figures for Waxahachie were Rach Wigsall with 16, Bryan Wilson with 11 points and Riley Battle with 10 points.

Brandon Wilson had a team-high 13 points to lead Alvarado, while also got nine points from senior Chase Sullivan.

Alvarado takes on Timberview at home on Tuesday.

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