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High School Basketball Plus Baylor Basketball #1 In Today’s Sports Update

The Paris girls and boys basketball teams continue district play tonight at Pittsburg. The girls are looking for their first win of the district while the boys try and go 2-0.

The North Lamar boys will open district play in Texarkana against Liberty Eylau. The girls will also play LE on the road.

The Prairiland girls will try to keep their winning streak going as the play number three ranked Chapel Hill on the road. The boys will follow.

The Chisum Lady Mustangs will try to bounce back from Friday’s loss as they host Winnsboro tonight. The boys’ game will follow.

Rivercrest is on the road tonight with both teams playing at Bowie. Clarksville will be in Maud for both games. While Honey Grove hosts Trenton. Girls at 6. Boys to follow.

After missing 10 games with right knee soreness, Kristaps Porzingis could return Tuesday when the Dallas Mavericks host the Los Angeles Clippers. The 7-foot-3 Porzingis averaged 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks before being sidelined. Tip-off is set for 7:30 at the AAC.

Baylor and Gonzaga were the only two teams in the top five that took care of business last week in men’s basketball. That doesn’t mean they didn’t move around, too. The Bears (15-1) leaped over the Bulldogs and into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll on Monday, using wins over Iowa State and Oklahoma State to give the Top 25 its seventh team on top this season. That matches the record set in 1983 for the most No. 1s in the history of the poll, which dates to the 1948-49 season.

NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder 112 – Houston Rockets 107

New Orleans Pelicans 126 – Memphis Grizzles 116

San Antonio Spurs – Phoenix Suns

NCAA

The AP men’s college basketball poll had Baylor men ranked No. 1 Monday. The women are No. 2. The Baylor women notch a Big 12-record 45th straight league win.

After speculation that former Baylor coach and Mt Vernon’s football Coach Art Briles might be a candidate for the job, Missouri State announced the hiring of Bobby Petrino as its head football coach. Before the announcement, a source confirmed that Missouri State never contacted Briles despite several reports linking him to the job. It is just one of many rumors that aren’t happening.

HIGH SCHOOL

16-5A Swimming

In the 16-5A Swim and Dive Championships, Texas High Tigersharks qualified 37 athletes for their Regional Championship in two weeks with the boys out distancing Pine Tree, and Mt Pleasant finishing third. Mt Pleasant’s girls came in third behind Texas High and Pine Tree as well.

Grand Saline ISD says that Joe Drennon is their new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. Drennon has been a coach for Liberty-Eylau, Texas High, and Mildred ISD. He also served at Mineola ISD for nine years winning the Class 3A Division I State Football Championship in 2016. His most recent gig has been at Hallsville ISD Class 5A.

SOCCER

The Paris Wildcat boys’ soccer team did in Kilgore in a close 1-0 shutout to win the Terrell Winter Classic Tournament. They are now 9-0-1 on the season. Next up is the Marshall Mavericks (0-4) on Friday.

BASKETBALL

TABC Girls State Basketball Rankings

Girls

5A

No. 11 Royse City (20-5)

3A

No. 2 Chapel Hill Mt Pleasant (22-2)

No. 9 Mineola (20-4)

No. 10 Pottsboro (20-5)

No. 17 Winnsboro (19-6)

1A

No. 2 Dodd City (23-4)

No. 13 Saltillo (21-7)

TABC Boys State Basketball Rankings

Boys

6A

No. 17 Prosper (20-4)

5A

No. 9 Sulphur Springs (18-7)

No. 21 Greenville (24-4)

4A

No. 22 Paris (19-8)

3A

No. 15 Atlanta (20-4)

No. 23 Commerce (16-9)

No. 24 Mineola (15-7)

2A

No. 12 Clarksville (13-9)

No. 24 Wolfe City (19-7)

1A

No. 19 Saltillo (21-4)