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High School Hoops Plus Mavs Lose Curry For Season


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High school basketball teams are punching their tickets to the playoffs.
Paris – The Paris Wildcats bounce back with a win at home over Atlanta, 58-44, while the North Lamar Panthers fall at the hands of Pittsburg 53-46. The Prairiland Patriots are making their case for the post-season with a 60-35 win over Cooper. The Chisum Mustangs lose to Chapel Hill, 61-42. Meanwhile, the Clarksville Tigers defeat Rivercrest, 67-40 claiming a district title.
Mount Pleasant – The Daingerfield Tigers take down their Morris County rival Paul Pewitt, 76-35. The Chapel Hill Red Devils are in the post-season once again with a decisive win over the Chisum Mustangs, 61-42, while the Chapel Hill Lady Devils end the regular season as district champions with a win over the Last Mustangs, 64-30. The Pittsburg Pirates stay in playoff contention beating North Lamar, 53-46. Hughes Springs notches a win over New Boston, 70-65, while the Mt. Pleasant Tigers fall on the road to Sulphur Springs, 67-58.
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs Wildcats have all but solidified a district 16-5A title with a win over the Mt Pleasant Tigers, 67-58, while the Lady Cats finish the regular season with a win over the Lady Tigers, 59-41. The North Hopkins Panthers punch their ticket to the post-season after beating Quinlan Boles, 44-40, giving coach Jeff Bell his 800th career victory.  Miller Grove takes down Sulphur Bluff, 55-46. Meanwhile, Saltillo and Roxton had their game postponed due to a power outage.
Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Seth Curry will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery on his left tibia. Curry had yet to play a game this season due to the injury and is expected to need three months to recover. The Mavs return to action tomorrow night when they Seth Curry’s brother Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
There were a couple of scares last night in NCAA Men’s hoops, but the top teams come away victorious in the end. Fourth-ranked Michigan State escapes Iowa, 96-93. No. 5 Xavier wins in overtime over Butler, 98-93, and the Kansas Jayhawks, ranked tenth in the nation edges out TCU, 71-64.
And the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea begin tomorrow. Opening events for Thursday will include Alpine Skiing, Ski Jumping, and of course to get your blood pumping, The United State Curling team makes their debut as well. The Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang will go from tomorrow through February 25.