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High School Hoops Plus Star, Mavs Lose In Today’s Sports Update

Photo by Tony Corso

On the hardwood tonight, District basketball continues for the Chisum Lady Mustangs as they travel to Mt Vernon. The Prairiland Lady Patriots have a bye.

In non-district action, the Prairiland boys will be home against Paul Pewitt. The North Lamar Panthers And Pantherettes will both travel north of the Red River to face Idabel tonight.

The Paris Wildcats will also be in Oklahoma as they face Hugo. While the Lady Cats will be in Greenville.

The TRMC Tiger Town Tournament continues this morning starting at 10:30 am with Mt Pleasant facing Pleasant Grove. Game 2 features Marshall against CHAAMP. Game 3 is Longview against Lindale. And, Game 4 is Pine Tree vs Redwater. Semis will be tonight at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, with the Championship game at 4:30 pm Saturday. All games are at Willie Williams Gymnasium.

Texas A&M University-Commerce football players Kristov Martinez and Dominique Ramsey have been named First Team All-Americans by the Associated Press.

Lions’ guard Willie Rooks has been named the Lone Star Conference Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. It is the third consecutive week a Lion has earned LSC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

The Dallas Mavericks fell to Phoenix on the road last night 99-89. Dirk Nowitzki made his return to the court as he played just six minutes. The Suns only have five wins on the season and two of them are against Dallas.

And the Stars lost in San Jose 3-2 last night. Radek Faksa and Miro Heiskanen had the goals for the Stars.

A recent CT scan on Carson Wentz’s back revealed a fractured vertebra that, if allowed time to rest, would fully heal so that there would be no further expected issues. There will be a continued evaluation of his back to determine whether continuing to play this season would worsen the injury for the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback.

Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will be without his leading rusher and receiver Saturday against the Houston Texans, as the New York Jets have ruled out running back Isaiah Crowell (toe) and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (ankle).

Jose Canseco is ready to take a swing at politics. The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: “u need a bash brother for Chief of Staff.”

The holiday bowling season starts Saturday, and there are six games on tap: The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl—North Carolina A&T vs Alcorn State at 11:00 am. New Mexico Bowl—North Texas vs Utah State at 1:00 pm.  AutoNation Cure Bowl—Tulane vs Louisiana at 1:30 pm. Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl–Fresno State vs Arizona State at 2:30 pm. Raycom Media Camelia Bowl—Georgia Southern vs Eastern Michigan at 4:30 pm. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl—Middle Tennessee vs Appalachian State at 8:00 pm.