Paris – Once again, the Crosstown Showdown doesn’t disappoint. On Friday night, North Lamar Senior, Madison Morrison, sank the go-ahead basket to give the Pantherette basketball team a 56-54 district win over Paris. On Saturday night, however, it was the Wildcats pulling away in the second half, starting 1-0 in 14-4A with a 69-53 win over North Lamar. Prairiland takes down Cooper 50-34. The Lady Patriots edge out the Dogettes 53-50, while the Chisum boys fall to Chapel Hill 52-40. The girls were defeated 57-49.
Mount Pleasant – The Mt. Pleasant Tiger basketball team sits at the top of district 16-5A after beating Sulphur Springs on the road Friday night 51-39. Mt. Pleasant is 5-0. The Mt. Pleasant girls dropped a close one to the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats 43-41 in their first district defeat, falling to 5-1. The Mt. Pleasant soccer team added a tournament win to their resume over the weekend at Rockwall Heath, defeating Sulphur Springs in the championship game.
The Chapel Hill boys and girls varsity basketball teams sweep the Chisum Mustangs on the road to stay in the district title conversation. The boys won 52-40, while the Lady Devils beat the Lady Mustangs 57-49.
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats remain perfect in district 16-5A at 6-0 after winning a thriller over Mt. Pleasant 43-41 on the road. Mt. Pleasant falls to 5-1. The Sulphur Springs boys dropped their first district contest to the Tigers at Wildcat Gym 51-39. With the loss, the Wildcats are now in second place at 4-1. Mt. Pleasant improves to 5-0.
The Sulphur Springs boys soccer team battled their way into the championship game of the Rockwall Tournament, but would come up short against Mt. Pleasant. The Wildcats defeated Garland 2-nil, Rockwall 4-1 and W.T. White 2-nil to real the title stage.
The Dallas Mavericks continue to improve, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-87. Dirk led the way with 17 points, six rebounds, three blocked shots and a pair of assists. Dallas improves to 13-27 on the season, tied with Phoenix for worst in the Western Conference.
And yesterday evening the Dallas Cowboys saw their season come to an end at the hands of the Green Bay Packers 34-31 in the NFC Divisional round. Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard game winning field goal as time expired. The stars did shine at AT&T Stadium with rookie quarterback, Dak Prescott, throwing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns, rookie running back Zeke Elliott rushing for 125 on 22 carries and Dez Bryant Hauled in nine catches for over 130 yards and a pair of scores. However, the Cowboy defense was unable to stop Green Bay quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, who amassed over 375 total yards and two touchdowns. The Packers advance to take on the Falcons this weekend.