The Rio Vista Eagles continued their winning ways Friday night at home by knocking off the Troy Trojans in a non-district contest, 48-43.

With the win, Rio Vista improved to 10-8 overall heading into an open date. The Eagles will play again on Jan. 13 at Maypearl, opening their District 11-2A schedule.

The Eagles were in the lead against Troy after the first eight minutes on the court, taking an 11-9 advantage into the second period.

However, Troy responded with a 14-7 scoring edge, vaulting into the halftime intermission with a 23-18 lead.

The Eagles slowly chipped away at the deficit in the third period, using a 12-10 scoring edge to trim the Troy lead to 33-30 heading into the final frame of regulation.

In the fourth quarter, the Eagles picked it up on the offensive end of the floor and played solid enough on defense to earn the victory.

Tyler Buckner and Colter Souser each had 12 points in the game for the Eagles, while Levi Hardcastle contributed nine points in the victory.

Dallas Adamson.......42


Dallas Adamson used a four-point advantage in the fourth quarter to lift it to a 42-39 victory over the Joshua Owls on Friday in a non-district outing.

Joshua (8-12) was down by eight points at the end of the first quarter, but used a 13-6 scoring advantage in the second period to trim the deficit to one point at the halftime intermission, 22-21.

The Owls took the lead at the end of the third quarter thanks to an 8-6 scoring advantage out of the break.

However, Dallas Adamson closed on a 14-10 run to take the victory.

Sidney Pruitt led the Owls with 12 points, while Jan Schneider finished with 11 points. Chris Bracken had 10 points for Joshua, which visits Everman on Tuesday.



For the second time this season, the Boswell Pioneers knocked off the Burleson Elks.

On Friday night, the Pioneers, who beat Burleson in the finals of the Joshua Invitational last month, posted a 51-31 victory over the Elks in a District 4-5A outing.

Boswell (12-5, 1-2) struggled in the opening quarter of the contest, taking a 7-5 lead over the Elks (8-13, 0-3) into the second period.

In the frame, the Pioneer offense came to life behind Cougar Kemppainen and C.J. Smalls. Boswell outscored Burleson, 16-8, in the stanza to take a 23-13 lead into the halftime break.

The second half was more of the same as Boswell outscored the Elks by 10 points over the final 16 minutes of the game, claiming the victory.

Smalls led Boswell with 14 points, while Kemppainen contributed 12 points. Matt Franz chipped in with nine points.

Damon Latham paced Burleson with 11 points, while Brent Falls and Cletis Cabbil each added five points for the Elks, who host Mansfield on Tuesday.

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